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Young People and Adults with Neurodiversity

Supporting transitions for neurodiverse young people including those with a learning disability 

Description

Growing up: Discussing puberty and managing big feelings with autistic young people
 
This practical training workshop will help you understand how having autism affects the way young people experience puberty and the emotional changes of adolescence. We will provide practical tips and resources that will improve your knowledge and confidence in providing support for the young people you work with.


Learning Objectives:

  • The link between autism and mental health, and why puberty can be distressing for some young autistic people
  • Key age and intellectual milestones and important topics: talking about body parts, changes in our body, personal hygiene, periods and wet dreams.
  • A case study to demonstrate how different approaches can support autistic young people to navigate puberty
  • Key local and national resources and examples of how to adapt them to fit the needs of the young people you support

Who should attend:

Staff working with young people who experience neurodiversity.


Supporting transitions for neurodiverse adults including those with a learning disability

Description

Going through changes: supporting transitions for autistic adults including those with a learning disability
Autistic adults can struggle with change, and this session explores why this is and how we can support them. From big transitions like moving schools to smaller transitions like leaving the house, we will focus on practical strategies, tools and resources you can use in your everyday practice to make transitions a little easier. This session is delivered by a neurodivergent practitioner who uses these strategies within their practice daily.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understanding why transitions (including mini-transitions like moving from one class to another to major life transitions) can be more challenging for neurodivergent adults
  • Approaches to preparation and planning - who needs to be involved in transition planning, and what tools can help
  • Communicating transitions effectively - how much to share, when and best practice inclusive communication
  • Relevant resources for transition planning

Who should attend: 

Staff working with adults who experience neurodiversity.


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To find on COAST the Training Events are called:

  • Supporting transitions for neurodiverse young people including those with a learning disability
  • Supporting transitions for neurodiverse adults including those with a learning disability