Hampshire School Workshops

Autism Hampshire will be holding a course, which is funded by the council, for staff from Hampshire schools. These courses are to develop further understanding of autistic children and young people.

This course is CPD accredited and benchmarked against tier 2 of the Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People (Health Education England)

Workshop Details

The aim of the course is to provide insight, advice and support to staff who work alongside autistic children in the school setting, whether prior, during or post a child's assessment and diagnosis. Each session will explore a child’s unique way of experiencing every aspect of their school day, and suggest practical ways in which their differences can be accommodated and supported.

What will happen during the course?

Each course consists of six interactive workshops, each lasting around two hours, including time for questions

Who can attend?

The course is aimed towards headteachers and deputy headteachers, teaching staff, SENCos and all school personnel.


Session 1 - Introduction to the Neurodiversity approach

Provides the foundation and context for the other sessions.

Session 2 - Autistic Thinking

Explores how differences in brain structure can generate some unique and individual styles of thinking, and offers practical advice on how to support some areas of difficulty.

Session 3 - Autistic Communication

Discusses autistic perspectives on the use and processing of communication and ideas for adapting interactive styles in order to respect and accommodate them.

Session 4 - Autistic Social Interaction

The focus is on rethinking social expectations and helping autistic people develop relationships in an authentically autistic way.

Session 5 - Autistic Sensory Perception

Demonstrates how atypical sensory perception is manifested in stims, how to interpret them, and suggests things to try in the absence of viable strategies created by the person themselves.

Session 6 - Behaviour

Demonstrates how accepting, understanding and adapting to how children and young people see the world can dramatically reduce anxiety and behaviours of concern.

Course Dates 2024 

Group 5 - Online 

2 - 4 pm


Group 6 - Online

2 - 4 pm 


Group 7 - Online 

1 - 3 pm 


Wednesday 10th January 2024  Thursday 25th June 2024  Friday 9th February 2024 
Wednesday 17th January 2024  Thursday 1st February 2024 Friday 23rd February 2024
Wednesday 24th January 2024  Thursday 22nd February 2024 Friday 1st March 2024 
Wednesday 31st January 2024 Thursday 29th February 2024 Friday 8th March 2024
Wednesday 7th February 2024  Thursday 7th March 2024  Friday 15th March 2024 
Wednesday 21st February 2024  Thursday 14th March 2024  Friday 22nd March 2024

Please be aware that we expect participants to attend and actively engage with all sessions. A certificate will be issued on successful completion of the full course. In the event that you are unable to attend a session, please let us know in advance, where possible, at trainingadmin@autismhampshire.org.uk

These sessions will all be held virtually via Microsoft Teams, so you will need to have access to the appropriate technology, including camera and microphone. If you require any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, please contact us to discuss prior to the start of the course.

Hampshire Schools workshop Autumn 2023

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