This self-study guide provides a self-study route through the SPELL framework and supporting people on the autistic spectrum using a person-centred approach that also promotes neurodiversity. The book guides the reader through the materials and when to watch particular videos and do the various exercises and activities, to encourage independent thinking and learning.
A copy of the book is also included in the Understanding and Supporting Children and Adults on the Autism Spectrum Training Pack as it mirrors the trainer’s script from the pack and provides the background information needed to run the training, provided in a convenient format.
It includes audio files, videos and exercises to promote independent thinking and learning. It is available in hard copy and provides about 5 to 7 hours of learning.
The overarching aim of this resource is to make the experience, knowledge and skills of working with autistic children and adults available and accessible. This revision will elaborate on the SPELL framework as a way to both understand and support children and adults on the autism spectrum.
It is designed to be used in one of two ways: by individuals studying for their own personal development or by trainers working with a group of staff or carers. The involvement of autistic people in the delivery of training is strongly recommended.
The resources can be used for training staff and managers working in autism support services and educational settings, including, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, behavioural specialists, speech and language therapists, learning disability nurses, teachers and teaching assistants, family members, day service staff and students.
Publication: 16 November 2018
3.Supporting people with autism – the SPELL framework in practice
4.Resources and further reading