If you are a professional working with people on the autism spectrum, this half-day conference will give you the opportunity to learn more about available training on autism online, independently of your area of knowledge.
This event, organised by Autism-Europe, will share the results of the work undertaken by of professionals from Spain, Serbia, Portugal and Belgium in the framework of the Erasmus+ project IPA+, as well as an expert trainer from the UK.
Simultaneous translation into English and French will be provided.
The IPA+ training
The IPA+ Training, developed in collaboration with academics, multidisciplinary professionals, parents and self-advocates, aims at addressing the existing gaps in training on autism, taking into account the needs of autistic people and their families, and the demands of society in general. Ackowledging the diversity of people on the autism spectrum, as well as the existing approaches and intervention models in autism offered by support services, IPA+ proposes a new educational strategy to qualify a wide range of professionals to support autistic people in different contexts and spheres of life.
It is hoped that participating in the 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 has many years experience of working with autistic people and their families. She previously managed advice and advocacy services and a family support service for a large regional charity. She has been instrumental in devising and delivering innovative person centred training courses for parents and families in understanding autism and behaviours that challenge. She also delivers this training to professionals within health, social care and education services, as well as the criminal justice system. In addition, Linda carries out assessments and service audit and reviews working both in the UK and internationally. She is the co author of the book ‘Managing Family Meltdown: The low arousal approach and autism’. 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.