This one day introductory course builds your knowledge of autism and how to support autistic children and adults. 

SPELL is a framework for understanding and responding to autistic people’s needs. It will allow you to develop better practice and use evidence-based strategies to support autistic children and adults.

This course combines our popular individual courses on understanding autism and supporting people on the autism spectrum (SPELL framework) into one day. It goes into less depth than the individual courses, but suits many organisations with limited time. If you’re unsure which course will suit you, our training team will be very happy to help. If you require this training in a higher education setting, read about our course for higher education professionals.

Course content

• The main areas of difference in autism (interacting, sensory processing, information processing, communicating)
• How does autism affect people’s lives?
• Autistic people are individuals
• Causes of anxiety and stress
• Introduction to the SPELL framework

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for anyone who works with autistic children or adults and wants to know more about autism and supportive approaches.

If you haven’t done any training before and know little about autism we recommend you attend our individual courses on autism and SPELL.

Why attend? 

This course brings together knowledge about autism and practical approaches that will help you immediately in your work. You’ll meet fellow practitioners and work with an NAS trainer who has many years’ experience of supporting autistic people. On completion of the course you can join Network Autism, our online professionals’ forum.

Continued Professional Development

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This course is certified by the CPD Certification Service and you will receive a certificate of attendance detailing the hours of training that are relevant for   CPD. Please ask us if you’d like to know more about how to use this as evidence of your CPD, or visit

Scheduled Events

17 October 2017 London – Book now 


In-house training for organisations: £1095 + VAT.

Price includes all expenses and training materials for up to 25 delegates.

Individuals attending scheduled training event: £185 + VAT.