BDSIP Early Years Good Autism Practice

Early Years
Good Autism Practice in Early Years
08 February, 2024
10:15:AM - 02:00:PM
26 June, 2024
10:15:AM - 02:00:PM

Aspire Warren Junior School
United Kingdom

Venue telephone number
Local authority location of training
  • Barking and Dagenham

Who is this module for? 

This module is aimed at all education professionals working in the Early Years, which includes childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes. 


This module focuses on the importance of getting to know a child and how their autism affects them. 

We look at examples of distressed behaviours and how these can be supported through a range of strategies, approaches, and reasonable adjustments. The module also guides you through how to gather information about an autistic child’s interests, aspirations, strengths and differences and how this information can be used when developing a Child-Centred Education Plan (CCEP)

The module introduces the AET Early Years Competency Framework so that you can develop and evaluate their good autism practice following completion of the module.   

The aims

Good autism practice in the Early Years with support you:

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of good autism practice.  
  • To increase expertise in using practical strategies and approaches that support autistic children.  
  • To develop knowledge about autism and the individual to inform child-centred planning.    
  • To help you to reflect on and improve their practice in working with autistic children. 

Learning objectives 

After completing ‘Good autism practice in the Early Years’, you will be able to:

  • Understand that autism is a difference rather than a deficit or disorder.  
  • Recognise the Three Areas of Difference in autism and how these can affect autistic children.  
  • Be confident in using the Autism Competency Framework.  
  • Involve the autistic child and their family in decisions.  
  • Use a range of approaches, strategies, and adaptations to remove barriers to learning and play. 

Session length

The length of the training session will depend on the training partner delivering the session. Please get in touch with them directly to enquire about this. If you can't see their contact details, please search for your local training partner and enquire. 

Contact information

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