Learning Disabilities and Autism Awareness

50 min course

Course Description

Learning disabilities and autism present in many forms and there is a wide range of support needed. We will help you better understand the range and concerns of learning disabilities and autism, to ensure you can offer the best support to the individual. This course will provide an understanding of learning disabilities and autism. It includes some associated conditions and effects, a look at some key legislation and how to best support an individual with learning disabilities or autism.

Key objectives:

  • Be able to explain what learning disabilities are
  • Understand the associated conditions of learning disabilities
  • Understand the differences between learning disabilities and learning difficulties
  • Understand what the Mental Capacity Act 2005 covers
  • Identify the core legislation covering learning disabilities
  • Understand what autism is
  • Understand life through the autism spectrum
  • Understand how best support someone with autism

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