CPD Accredited – Becoming A Hero Mental Health Worker For Autistic People
May 27, 2021
About this event
“In the Mental Health Field, Many Believe Autistic People Have Poor Mental Health Because We Are Autistic. Sadly, We Have Poor Mental Health Because We Are NOT accepted for who we are” – Jude Morrow
This motivational, uplifting, and inspiring online training session brings a new and progressive strength-based approach to autism training. It is approved by the autistic community and provided by the autistic author, advocate, and speaker, Jude Morrow, of Neurodiversity Training International – the world’s premier autism training, coaching, and advocacy platform.
This course will benefit support workers, mental health practitioners, private counsellors, psychologists and students of these disciplines. The aim of the session is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to ensure autistic people thrive in your care, so you can offer the BEST support possible. It focuses in on the gifts that autism brings, the incredible minds that autistic people have, and how best to nurture them to give confidence and hope.
In this empowering, uplifting session, Jude shares his experiences of growing up as a non-accepting autistic child into a proud autistic adult, enabling mental health care staff to transform the therapy experience for autistic people, promoting acceptance, and seeking to remove potentially harmful outdated misconceptions.
By the end of the session, you will:
- Have gained a detailed and insightful introduction to Neurodiversity, and a greater understanding of autism, to help create positive discussion environments for autistic people.
- Have a foolproof strategy to build better relationships with your autistic people, know how to unlock their potential, and help them achieve the very best that they are capable of
- Understand how traditional ‘autism awareness training’, language, and the stereotypes that come with them are, and should be, a thing of the past, and how we can work together to remove them
- Understand what autistic people actually struggle with – not what others think we struggle with
- Understand behaviours that have traditionally been viewed as ‘disruptive’, including breaking down the myths of stimming, and gain practical advice to help understand and communicate for a better outcome for all involved
- Take an acceptance rather than ‘awareness’-based approach, and be in a position to offer a real alternative to the outdated traditions that have long restricted and impeded autistic people of all ages.
- Bring a progressive, strength-based approach to report writing to inspire autistic people and shape developmental strategy
- And most of all, appreciate that your autistic people are already wonderful and incredible exactly how they are. Autistic people are not a broken version of normal
At the end of it, there will be a live Q&A with Jude, and all attendees will receive a CPD Accredited certificate of attendance.
You have the chance to be a hero for autistic people – TAKE IT.