This one-day combined course provides an introduction to the autism spectrum and how to support people on the autism spectrum using the SPELL framework. Focusing on increasing understanding of autism, this will link into using supportive approaches. SPELL is a framework for understanding and responding to the needs of children and adults on the autism spectrum developed through evidence-based practice.

The course brings together two of our most popular courses, enabling both an overview of autism alongside a summary session of the SPELL framework. It is not as in-depth as our individual courses on understanding autism and supporting people on the autism spectrum (SPELL framework), but it is an option for organisations who may have limited time.

Course overview

  • Key areas of difference in autism
  • Impact of autism
  • Individuality
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Introduction to the SPELL framework

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone working with children or adults on the autism spectrum who is looking for an introduction to autism and supportive approaches. For delegates with limited knowledge in autism and supportive strategies and no previous training, we would recommend our individual courses on understanding autism and supporting people on the autism spectrum (SPELL framework).

Benefits of attending

  • Increased understanding of the autism spectrum
  • Be able to identify the main areas of difference
  • Understand that autism affects people in different ways
  • Recognise some causes of anxiety for people on the autism spectrum
  • Identify and implement basic strategies of support based on the SPELL framework

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Continued Professional Development

This course is certified by the CPD certification service (the leading independent CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles. All delegates will receive a certificate of attendance detailing eligible CPD hours which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.


Training provided at your venue, inclusive of:

  • one trainer at your venue for a full day
  • training delivered to a maximum of 25 delegates (please contact us if you have larger numbers and how we can accommodate this)
  • a training booklet for each delegate (full day only, emailed handouts provided for half day session)
  • What is autism booklet for all participants
  • Participants added to an exclusive Network Autism Group to receive alerts and future updates on topic.

Price £990 + VAT

Scheduled open training events

Date Location  Price  Book now 
10 May 2016 Manchester  £185 + VAT  Book now 
4 October 2016 London  £185 + VAT  Book now 
7 February 2017 Nottingham
£185 + VAT  Booking link available shortly 
14 March 2017 London £185 + VAT  Booking link available shortly 


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