Throughout April it will be National Autism Awareness Month and April 2nd 2012 is World Autism Awareness Day, a chance to highlight autism, a condition which is thought to affect a staggering 1 in 110 children.
The month was first established in the 1970s to keep the public informed about autism and how to help sufferers within the community.
“Autism affects everyone in different ways, so it’s hard to generalise about people’s experiences. Some people with autism live relatively independent lives but others may need a lifetime of specialist support.” (autism.org.uk).
World Autism Awareness Day and National Autism Awareness Month aims to highlight individuals experiences of Autism and raise awareness of the varying conditions ensuring that those with Autism receive the support they require.
Autism is a diverse and mystifying condition that has been the focus of much scientific research over the last few decades.
NCC Home Learning have developed a home study Autism Awareness programme which has been written for everyone who would benefit from understanding autism (and Asperger’s syndrome) and its effect on people with this condition. This would include relatives and friends, and anyone else who may come into contact with people with this condition.
The Autism Awareness course aims to develop your understanding of autism and gives practical suggestions when working with autistic individuals. This course will enable you to become familiar with various approaches to autism, have increased awareness of how to obtain a diagnosis and enable you to understand genetic environmental causes of autism.
If you would like further information on this distance learning course call us on 0800 970 2522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.