An Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

The purpose of this training session in ASD is to enable team members to increase their own understanding of ASD and their awareness of ASD particular to their client cohort, and to enhance their skills in working with the client who is experiencing an ASD and co-occurring/associated difficulties.

Suitable for: Therapists and Counsellors, early childhood Educators and Care Professionals and those working in Social Care, Youth and Family Care, Nursing Practitioners, Addiction Services and Homeless Agencies.

Programme Duration

One day training delivered remotely to a group or organisation.

Programme Aims

At the end of the training session participants should be able to:

  • Have an awareness and deepened understanding of the characteristics of ASD
  • Be able to respond sensitively to the client
  • Have an understanding of the specific challenges with engaging those with ASD
  • Consider and begin to develop skills required to engage those with ASD and co-occurring/associated challenges

Training Content

Awareness of the characteristics of ASD

The experience of ASD Particular challenges experienced by this client cohort

Specific challenges associated with engaging individuals with ASD Difficulties and challenges which may co-occur and/or be associated with ASD (e.g. mental health challenges)


The methodology used in this training will be a combination of the following:

Directed learning

Group discussion and interaction

Practical skills learning

Suggestions for further learning and reading 

Connect with Your Trainer

The Learning Curve Institute will distribute a unique pre-course questionnaire to each participant in order to ensure the training meets the needs of everyone taking part and is tailored to the appropriate level, while also covering specific situations or scenarios as highlighted by the group.

The Learning Curve Institute offers a unique post course support system whereby participants are provided with the contact details of the trainer and are free to contact them with any questions they may have.

Programme Certification

All attendees will receive an eCertificate of Completion in 'An Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorder’ from The Learning Curve Institute.