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All 5 sessions for £60

Practical Interventions A five session physical intervention training course for family members of a person with autism. The course offers an introduction to autism and a low arousal and practical approach to managing challenging behaviour. The course has been adapted from Studio III™ training and we are able to offer a special discounted rate of £60 per person for all five sessions.

Outline of the course The course will cover the following: • Introduction to autism • Sensory issues and autism • Defining challenging behaviour and why it occurs • Low arousal techniques • The importance of pre-empting situations • Avoiding known triggers • The importance of debriefing after an incident • Practical training in the use of physical techniques e.g. being able to get out of grabs/hair pulls • The importance of only using physical intervention as a last resort

Outcomes At the end of this course, you will: • Have an increased overall understanding of autism • Have an increased understanding of the impact that sensory issues can have on a person with autism and subsequently their behaviour • Have an increased understanding of the impact that anxiety can have on a person with autism and subsequently their behaviour • Increase your knowledge of why challenging behaviour can occur • Be able to understand better the communicative function of some of the challenging behaviours you are presented with • Gain knowledge of low arousal techniques for behaviour management and potential triggers to be avoided • Learn, practice and gain confidence in four techniques of physical intervention



Monday 12th August 2013

Welcome and Introductions

6.30pm - 9pm

• Hopes and expectations • Introduction to autism • What is autism and how does it impact on our children’s day to day living • Physical Skills: Wrist Release

Tuesday 13th August 2013 6.30pm - 9pm

Wednesday 14th August 2013 6.30pm - 9pm

Thursday 15th August 2013 6.30pm - 9pm

Friday 16th August 2013 6.30pm - 9pm

Sensory Issues and autism • How sensory issues impact on the day to day life of someone with autism • Physical Skills: Recap and hair pulling

A low arousal approach in dealing with behaviour • A look at how a low key, calm approach works best when dealing with challenging behaviour • Physical Skills: Recap and biting

Causes of challenging behaviour • A look at why challenging behaviour occurs • Physical Skills: Recap and an introduction to a walk around restraint

Managing behaviours and changing them • An in-depth look at how to manage challenging behaviour and the implications of trying to change people’s behaviours • Physical Skills: Recap and the walk around completed

Booking Call us on 0121 450 7582 or email to request a booking form. Visit for more information. All sessions take place at Autism West Midlands Head Office, Regent Court, George Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 1NU

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Our vision is a world where all people on the autism spectrum have the specialist care and support they need to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives. Registered Charity Number: 517077 Registered Company Number: 1953344 (England and Wales)