One of the main reasons AT-Autism was established was to connect organisations with professionals who are leaders in their field. AT-Autism is not wedded to promoting one approach in terms of service delivery or type of intervention. We will always look to develop a training plan that is best suited to the context and based on the latest evidence. Our training is built around a number of key principles:
- We guarantee that training will be provided by experts in their respective fields.
- Our training reflects ethical values, best practice and the latest evidence.
- We realise that “one size fits all” is not what is required and our training is adapted to local needs and to the cultural context.
- We look to develop and train local professionals so that they can then train colleagues and expedite the process of building local expertise and capacity.
- We promise to be supportive, responsive and professional at all times. We aim to make training enjoyable and interactive.
- Autistic colleagues are a vital component of our team and are key Associates in the delivery of training and other services.
AT-Autism includes Associates with experience in writing national training materials on education. Training can be delivered from pre-school through to higher and further education or for teacher training on inclusion in mainstream settings. It may be that you are looking for training in a specific area of education, for example managing children’s sexuality in the classroom or how to design a school that is adapted to the needs of children with autism.
People working in social care settings or in social work may need specific training to understand the impact of autism. Examples of this are the courses we run for Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP’s) and on management of behaviours of concern. Training includes a focus on staff behaviour and stress reduction. AT-Autism has also been of assistance as advocates and in helping to mediate in and resolve disputes between users of services and the statutory agencies.
AT-Autism is able to provide training on a variety of health issues related to autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions. It could be that you require training in primary health around improved identification of autism; or you may want to run or take part in a course on how to use a diagnostic tool; or it could be that you would like staff training on how to respond to mental health issues.
AT-Autism has developed a CPD accredited, one-day in-house workshop especially designed to provide comprehensive training for Approved Mental Health Professionals.
Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our services
"The feedback we have received following Richards training and seminars has been amazing. People have asked when he will be returning as they would like more of this very practical but evidence based information. Richard is very easy to work with and understands his audience. Can’t recommend this training highly enough."
Sharon Paley: Director Clinical Innovation and Governance, Government of Queensland, Australia
"Fantastically helpful. A really useful workshop, much to collectively follow up on, thank you
Great to hear feedback from academic studies. Excellent day, very informative. Great plans and ideas that can be taken forward."
Feedback: States of Guernsey workshop
"Synergy works because it looks to create the optimum physical, sensory, communication and social environment for the child rather than focusing solely on changing the child’s behaviour."
Laskaridis Foundation, Greece.
"The participants spoke very highly of the workshop and I enjoyed myself immensely. It is a really interesting, sustainable and empowering concept. The presentation was super, one never knows enough! Thank you Richard and Michael"
Dr Rita Micalef, Inspire Foundation, Government of Malta and University of Malta.
"Richard was a very generous and excellent presenter who provided a very good and broad overview of autism and interventions. He was happy to share and discuss his wealth of knowledge, experience, and values base; and was responsive to the various needs and interests of the audience. Richard provided an excellent reminder of the use of strengths and sound clinical judgement in being appropriate and effective in our work with people with autism."
Murray Rieck: Senior Clinician, Clinical Innovation and Governance, Government of Queensland, Australia
"Within 6 months of working with AT-Autism we had taken a fresh look at our operations, had appointed a new CEO, had achieved financial stability and our operational activity had returned to surplus."
"I am not only indebted to the AT-Autism team for the skills and knowledge they taught us but for their profoundly humane and supportive approach."
"If you want the right experts in autism then go to AT-Autism. Efficient, knowledgeable and professional’"
Kaim Todner Solicitors