Autistic spectrum disorders and the criminal justice system

City Law School and IfJ joint CPD Courses

Event details

Dates

2 Dec 2020
3 Dec 2020

Details

2nd Dec 2020, 9:30am - 1:30pm
3rd Dec 2020, 9:30am - 1:30pm

Location

Zoom Online Training
United Kingdom

Event Fees

For the 2 dates £ 120.00

Booking info

Max participants: 20

Course facilitator(s): Esther Rumble, Jackie Lund and input from Dr Henry Lucy

Course facilitator(s) bio: Esther Rumble is a registered intermediary and SLT.

Course requirements: IfJ Member

Who is this course for: This course is for professionals encountering and assisting autistic people within the CJS, as complainants, defendants, or co-workers. The course aims to explore the core differences which lead to a diagnosis of autism spectrum condition, and to examine how psychological frameworks around autism can help us improve our practice, using case examples and materials from clinical work and CJS/forensic contexts.

Course dates and times:
2nd and 3rd December, 2020
9.30am - 1.30pm
Registration from 9am

Course aims / objectives:
We hope that by the end of this very practical course, you will be able to use the ‘autism lens’ to inform your assessment, reporting and assistance from investigation to trial, and will have experience using strategies developed by practitioners within the field of autism to support differences in interaction, communication and flexible thinking.

We hope that this evidence-based approach will enable you to feel confident in making recommendations to facilitate autism friendly environment for communication and achieve best evidence.

By the end of this very practical course, you will be able to use the ‘autism lens’ to inform your assessment, reporting and assistance from investigation to trial, and will have experience using strategies developed by practitioners within the field of autism to support differences in interaction, communication and flexible thinking.

Course content:

  1. Understand various models for describing autism, including psychological theories such as executive function, as well as diagnostic criteria.
  2. Understand atypical presentations of autism, for example, in women.
  3. Learn about difficulties which commonly co-occur, such as anxiety and depression, ADHD.
  4. Try out practical strategies to support communication and workshop these in relation to assessment, report writing, assisting in court.
  5. Use the autism lens to problem solve case examples and specific difficulties you may encounter at investigation or trial.
  6. Understand the unique way language can be used and understood in autism and link this to worked examples- for example, cross examination.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your booking 30 or more days before a course start date, you have the option of receiving a refund minus a charge of £50. If you wish to cancel with less than 30 days before the course/assessment start date, the cancellation fee will be the total course fee. If you wish to cancel your booking please do so by emailing: admin@intermediaries-for-justice.org. We will endeavour to respond to all cancellation requests within 2 working days. Refunds will be made using the same method of payment as you used for the purchase and will be paid within 7 days of you informing us of the cancellation. If you are unable to attend the course you may substitute another delegate by giving IfJ 24 hours’ notice - please email admin@intermediaries-for-justice.org. Places are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. There is a minimum number of participants required to make the course viable. If the minimum number is not met, the course will be cancelled with a week’s notice and a full refund given.