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Autism: Meltdowns and Shutdowns

On 25 May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This session focuses on the phenomenon of meltdowns and shutdowns which are commonly experienced by autistic people at every age and will offer information on what causes them, how to reduce the chances of them and how to support an autistic young person before, during and after a meltdown or shutdown.

What will this course cover?

  • Explain the difference between a meltdown, a shutdown and a temper tantrum.
  • Identify how having a meltdown or shutdown commonly impacts on an autistic person.
  • Understand the factors which contribute to autistic people experiencing meltdowns and/or shutdowns.
  • Identify ways to support autistic people during and after meltdowns and shutdowns.

Who is this course for?

This training is for personal assistants who are looking to gain essential knowledge to help them with their work.

Fully funded training

This course is fully funded for personal assistants who are employed by an individual employer receiving a direct payment.

If you are interested in attending the course but do not qualify, please email training@independentlives.org for more information.

This session will be held on Zoom and is being run by Aspie Trainers, a team of Aspies (adults diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome) who deliver training sessions across Sussex and Brighton and Hove, focusing on portraying what it’s like to live with an ASC (Autistic Spectrum Condition).

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25th May 2023

10:00 am - 12:00 pm