On November 8, partner Autism-Europe hosted the half-day conference “Autism -Training professionals to foster inclusion”, giving professionals the opportunity to learn more about available training on autism online, independently of their area of knowledge. Participants from the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Belgium and other European countries gathered in Brussels for this international conference in the framework of the IPA+ project.
This event shared the results of the work undertaken by professionals from Spain, Serbia, Portugal and Belgium, as well as an expert trainer from the UK. Simultaneous translation into English and French was provided. It is hoped that participating in the IPA+ modules will help professionals to grow in confidence, assisting them in making and implementing self-help strategies that will go some way toward meeting the needs of the autistic people they work with and easing strain associated with their professional activity.
Linda Woodcock- Director for AT Autism, UK
Linda is Director at AT-Autism a training and consultancy company based in the UK and is involved in the delivery of SYNERGY a mentorship programme for those supporting children and adults at risk of exclusion from services. Linda has many years experience of working with autistic people and their families and has been instrumental in creating and delivering innovative person centred training courses for parents and families, she also delivers this training to professionals within health, social care, education and the criminal justice system. Linda works both in the UK and internationally and is currently involved in projects in The Scottish Islands, Gibraltar, Scandinavia and Malta. Linda is the co author with Dr Andrea Page of the book ‘Managing Family Meltdown, the low arousal approach and autism’ and numerous journal articles. Linda manages a person centred service for her adult son who has autism and severe and complex needs.
AT-Autism, associated member of Autism-Europe, offers training and consultancy in all aspects of autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions to support individuals, families, professionals and organisations in the UK and internationally.