BDSIP Early Years Making Sense of Autism

Early Years
Making Sense of Autism in Early Years
08 February, 2024
09:00:AM - 10:00:AM
26 June, 2024
09:00:AM - 10:00:AM

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 is an awareness-raising module that introduces autism and the Three Areas of Difference. 

In the module, we explore the Three Areas of Difference in terms of strengths and support needs and identify some initial reasonable adjustments that may need to be considered when supporting autistic children. 

There is an optional section that focuses on the creation and use of a One-Page Profile.    

The aims

The aims of Making sense of autism in the Early Years are:

  • To extend your understanding of how autism may affect children in Early Years settings.  
  • To increase your expertise in recognising a child’s individual strengths and differences.  
  • To develop your skills in identifying potential barriers to learning for autistic children.  
  • To develop your understanding of what reasonable adjustments may need to be made to support autistic children in Early Years settings. 

Learning objectives

After completing ‘Making Sense of Autism in the Early Years', you will be able to:

  • Understand that autism is a difference NOT a deficit or disorder.   
  • Recognise the Three Areas of Difference in autism and how these can affect autistic children.  
  • Listen to and learn from the perspectives of autistic children and their parents/ carers.  
  • Reflect on professional practice and implement reasonable adjustments to support autistic children in the setting. 

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. 

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