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Overview

Welcome to Week 7. This week, we concentrate on resilience as both a topic and a skill. Resilience is the key skill that individuals with Autism, the people around them …

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Remember that you have by now used your skills in ‘person first thinking’, followed by ‘define’ before considering the ‘what if’ and ‘making a plan’. ‘Testing’ is the time to …

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Welcome to Week 5. This week, we consider the issue of Transitions. We also explore and practice the skill of ‘testing’ or ‘trying it out’ as the step that comes …

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‘Making a plan’ asks you to think about how you will implement a strategy after ‘defining’ and considering all the ‘what if’ options. There is no set format for the …

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This week, we look at the topic of labelling. We also explore and practice the skill of ‘making a plan’ as the step that comes after ‘what if’ in the …

Overview

In Weeks 1 and 2 we discussed the ‘person first’ thinking skill which helps you empathise with a person with Autism and imagine what the person might be thinking and …

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The ‘define’ skill is the ability to consider all of the ‘person first’ explanations you have generated, and then select one of those explanations as being the most likely to …

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Welcome to Week 2. This week, we focus on communication as a topic. We also explore and practice the skill of ‘define’ as the next step in the ‘person first’ …

Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong developmental condition which affects the way an individual relates to their environment and how they interact with other people. More specifically, individuals with …

Overview

Welcome to Week 1 which introduces you to some key ideas about Autism. This week we also start the activities so you can meet each other and begin to explore …

Transitions

Chris Varney talks about the key transitions as people move through school and into the workplace. He argues the importance of leveraging strengths such as amazing memory, attention to detail, …