Managing Behaviour Positively with Children and Young People who have Autistic Spectrum Disorders


This two day course aims to give participants a thorough knowledge of the origins, purpose and patterns of behaviour with particular reference to children and young people who have Autistic Spectrum Disorders. In addition participants will explore strategies and models to enable positive interventions and outcomes for all.

Participants will also be equipped with materials which can be used subsequent to the training.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course participants will be given the opportunity to:

  • Explore behavioural theory and understand how this may translate into practice
  • Explore the origins of behaviour and its function
  • Explore the range of behaviours more commonly exhibited by young people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and how these relate to the Triad of Impairment
  • Understand the personal and environmental factors that impact on behaviour
  • Understand the cyclical nature of behaviour and recognise the early warning signs of an escalation in more challenging behaviour
  • Understand the impact of their own values and behaviour on any given situation
  • Understand how to intervene positively during all stages of a behaviour cycle
  • Understand how behaviour patterns can become entrenched and how to change these patterns
  • Understand the value of team work
  • Have discussed a model for a behaviour support plan
  • Have considered the planning and risk assessment required to support young people to maximise social, leisure and learning opportunities