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Autism Awareness – Sensory Differences & Enabling Environments

Autism Awareness – Sensory Differences & Enabling Environments
Event on 2017-09-29 10:00:00
The aim of this session is to understand sensory differences in autism and develop best practice to enable accessible environments in hospitals, health centres, dentists and general practice. The content covered will be: * a presentation of the research evidence on sensory difference in autism * introduction to the Sensory Behaviour Scale (Harrison and Harre, 2004) * a simulation of experiential learning activities to 'think and feel' in autism * a summary of the Equalities Act 2010 and ideas for best practice in reasonable adjustments By the end of the session you will have learnt: 1) how to apply evidence from research to support reasonable adjustments for a person/people with autism 2) developed skills in understanding personalised planning by using a Sensory Behaviour Scale as a rationale for planned activities and support Workshop faciliators: Dr Lianne Sahu – General Practitioner and Mother of a young woman with autism Dr Jill Aylott PhD Autism – Researcher in Autism Please come prepared to fully engage in this simulated workshop that will attempt to simulate the world from the eyes of a person with autism

at Mercure Sheffield St. Pauls Hotel and Spa
119 Norfolk Street
Sheffield, United Kingdom

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