Autism Awareness


This course will give learners an introduction and awareness of autism. It is aimed at people who want to understand and make a difference in the lives of individuals with the autism spectrum condition, including parents, carers, professionals and individuals with a diagnosis of autism and who have little or no knowledge of the condition.

It is also designed for people who require a refresher in the subject.


Duration: 01 hours

This course contains the following modules:

Module name Type Duration
What is Autism? Online 00:20:00
What are the three social challenges? Online 00:20:00
Characteristics and Diagnosis of Autism Online 00:20:00


This awareness course is intended for anyone who requires an understanding of autism, this includes:

  • Carers, parents and professional organisations
  • Adult and Children's Social Care Services staff and other local authority partner organisations
  • Housing and public health staff
  • Health staff 
  • Education staff


In this course you will learn:

  • What autism is
  • What causes autism
  • About the autistic spectrum
  • What the three main challenges people with autism face
  • About the typical characteristics of individuals with autism
  • About the importance diagnosing autism
  • About the strengths and positives of having autism


Here are some of the topics covered in the modules:

What is autism?; How common is autism?; What is Asperger syndrome?; What causes autism?; So how much do you know about autism?; The Autism Spectrum; The main challenges; Social communication; Body language, facial expressions and tone of voice; Sayings and phrases; Social interaction; Making friends; Social imagination; Mind blindness; Sensory issues; What does autism feel like?; Coping methods; Typical characteristics; Diagnosis of women; The strengths of autism

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This course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.