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Awareness of Asperger's Syndrome Training

posted Nov 11, 2016, 4:04 AM by Rebecca Barker   [ updated Nov 11, 2016, 4:04 AM ]

Asperger's Syndrome (AS) is a condition, which was first identified over 50 years ago by Hans Asperger, a Viennese paediatrician. 

The condition is characterised by difficulties with Social Interaction, Social Communication and Flexibility of Thinking or Imagination. In addition, there may be sensory, motor and organisational difficulties. However, those with AS are usually of average or above average intelligence. 

Aspergers is:

  • A Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) that falls within the autistic spectrum.
  • A life-long condition, which affects about 1 in 200 people, more commonly in men than women.

Furthermore, AS is one of several previously separate sub-types of autism that were folded into the single diagnosis autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with the publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual in 2013.

To assist those who work to support individuals with this condition, LSCP has developed the following training, ‘Awareness of Aspergers Syndrome’ .

This training fulfils recommendations underlined by the CQC and will provide delegates with a fuller understanding in order to accordingly respond to, and care for, those with Asperger's. 

Outline of Programme

  • Understand what Asperger's is and its relation to the autism scale.
  • Examine the relevant legal and policy framework.
  • Explore characteristics and how they can be presented.
  • Discuss strategies of how to achieve and promote effective communication.

 This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:

Scenarios, Case studies, group discussions, small group activities and DVD clips.

This course has been developed and mapped to:

·         The Autism Act 2009

·         ‘Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives 2010’. 


It will also provide evidence for people who are completing the Qualification Credit Framework Health & Social Care Diplomas and can be cross referenced to Skills for Care, Autism Skills and Knowledge list, for workers in generic social care and health settings.


The cost is as follows:

  • LSCP Members  - £38 per place        
  • Non-LSCP Members -  £50 per place  

There is a flyer about the session below, in addition to a booking form for you to complete, if you are interested.


Should you require any further information, please feel free to call us on the number below.

Rebecca Barker,
Nov 11, 2016, 4:04 AM
Rebecca Barker,
Nov 11, 2016, 4:04 AM