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The Autism Route
 

Autism is an exciting and challenging field.

These modules are designed to enable people with autism, professionals and carers to reflect upon what it means to have autism and to evaluate effective systems of support.

The modules in the autism route

Autism: appreciating different styles of thinking and learning
Autism: challenging behaviour and communication
Assessment and good practice: providing quality experiences for people with autism
Sensory-perceptual issues in autism
Asperger Syndrome
Reflecting on professional learning (Autistic spectrum)
Professional learning in the workplace (Autistic spectrum)
The enquiring practitioner (autistic spectrum) 

The awards you can gain in the autism route

Postgraduate Certificate in Autism
Postgraduate Certificate in Asperger Syndrome
Postgraduate Diploma in Autism
MA Autism

The typical study pathways

There are typical study pathways to gaining an award in autism. There are also some opportunities to include modules from other routes in your study programme. Alternatively organisations may select one of more modules to meet development needs and priorities. We also offer an extensive range of consultancy and short courses.

Certificate of HE Autism

This course enhances your understanding of the autism spectrum, and how it impacts on learning and life skills. It provides insight into how people with autism might experience the world, and raises awareness of the environmental and attitudinal barriers that face people with autism.

This course is for anyone wishing to larn more about the autism spectrum. This may include:

  • Educational staff in schools, further education and higher education
  • Social Workers
  • Health care professionals
  • Relatives or friends of a family living with autism
  • carers
  • volutary workers

You don't need knowledge of autism but some experience of living or working with people with autism is desirable. It is ideal if you require a course with minimal attendance.

The modules in the Certificiate of HE Autism

The CertHE is made up of 120 Level 4 credits taken over 6 modules.

Theories of Autism
Autism: Assessment and Good Practice
Understanding the Behaviour of People with Autism
Approaches to Communication for People with Autism
Families Living with Autism
Being in the Social World

Find out more.

Find out more about the Autism Centre at Sheffield Hallam University.

Contact the Autism Route Leader: Sue Chantler, s.chantler@shu.ac.uk,  0114 225 4549