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Working with autism spectrum conditions in the CJS
City Law School and IfJ joint CPD Courses
11 Feb 2022
09.30am - 2pm
Course facilitator(s): Esther Rumble, Jackie Lund and Professor Lucy Henry
Course requirements: IfJ Full Member or Associate
Who is this course for: Intermediaries and other CJS professionals wanting to develop understanding and good autism practice. The course is tailored to developing intermediary skills, but will also be of interest to those working within the CJS and wanting to develop skills in supporting and working with autistic children and adults
This course is for intermediaries and other CJS professionals wishing to deepen their understanding of autism and how autistic people may present across the CJS.
We will take a workshop approach to exploring involvement at assessment, interview and trial, focussing on the needs of primarily older children and adults who are autistic. We will cover the headlines in autism theory, and use an autism lens approach to highlight and support differences in thinking and communication style.
Course dates and times:
10th February 2022, 9.30am-2pm
11th February 2022, 9.30am-2pm
Course finishes at 1.30, with time for networking informally until 2pm.
1. Consolidate understanding of the differences experienced by autistic people, using diagnostic (‘impairment’) and psychological models
2. Understand differences in presentation in women and girls, and ‘atypical’ autism
3. Deepen your practice as an intermediary through assessment, interview, report and trial
4. Use the autism lens to describe and share impacts of autism on communication, thinking, sensory and behaviour.
- What is autism?
- Psychological models in autism theory
- Using the autism lens
- Autism informed assessment
- Autism and women
- Meltdown, anxiety, sensory aspects
- Use of visual supports
- Autism specific report writing
- Autism friendly assistance in court.
The workshop is run in the form of a small group training. The presenters will present information and will invite high levels of participation and sharing of knowledge and ideas. Prepared slides / handouts guide the process rather than impart information.
We have found Zoom to be really helpful in creating a warm and collegiate atmosphere for learning and sharing. Please be prepared to view some video links and materials in readiness for the sessions each day- these will be supplied in advance.
The following materials are provided:
- Pre course questionnaire
- Power point presentations
- Guidance for further reading-Bibliography
We anticipate small group special interest sessions to be available throughout the year for course participants and colleagues.
Participants to log on 15 minutes prior to start of each session.
It is required that all participants keep their cameras on throughout the workshop.
Participants to complete online feedback form at the end of the last session.