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About Our Training Courses

Our training courses are for practitioners, professionals, and those that work with or alongside autistic people in a variety of settings including support services, educational establishments and workplaces.

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About Our Training Courses

Who are our training courses for?

Our training courses aimed at practitioners, professionals, and those that work with or alongside autistic people in a variety of settings including support services, educational establishments and workplaces. Our experienced Community Advisors provide in-person training at your workplace. If you are autistic or identify as autistic, you may wish to contact our Autism Advice Line.

Autism is a lifelong, developmental difference in the way a person communicates, interacts and processes information. Every autistic person is different and our training aims to increase understanding of these differences. By doing so we strive to create communities that support autistic people to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. 

Our training takes participants through a learning pathway to increase their awareness and understanding of autism. Together, we will explore the most recent theoretical and practice based thinking on autism. We will consider this alongside approaches that enhance the wellbeing and quality of life of autistic people.


All courses are accredited by the CDP Certification Service.


How do our training courses work?


Our courses are delivered in a variety of ways to suit you or your organisation. Our experienced Community Advisors provide in-person training at your workplace. Our Community Advisors will deliver your training course at your workplace. These can be delivered as half day or full day sessions.


See below for more details on the topics and content of each of our courses. 

What have participants said about our courses?



There was plenty of opportunity to discuss the knowledge learned within the context of our own service and the people that we work with. The session was engaging and thought provoking.

Going forward we will undoubtedly utilise this new knowledge to ensure that our work and our communication is sensitive to those with autism and now we feel far better prepared.

Ben Errington, Keyworker at Cyrenians City Community


What an absolute pleasure it was to work with Scottish Autism. The help and support received ensured the success of our first ever relaxed performance for MISCHIEF MOVIE NIGHT. It was wonderful working with the team across various departments, bringing all the expertise together to help advise, support, and promote our relaxed performance. When we return to Scotland with any of our touring productions and have planned relaxed performance’s, it would be great to work with Scottish Autism again.

Harry Lockyear, Marketing Manager at Mischief Comedy

What's the cost?


Our core autism understanding and awareness training courses are delivered at a rate of £450 per half day. Bespoke training and associated costs are dependant on your organisation or business needs. To learn more about training with Scottish Autism through a live webinars or in-person at your workplace, please contact us:

Email to find out more or call 01259 222022

If you don’t see anything in our current training programme to suit your learning needs then please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements. 

These Terms and Conditions apply to all training that we deliver, whether it is a course delivered at your workplace or bespoke training that you have commissioned Scottish Autism to provide.

All training that is booked, must be paid for prior to the date of the training to be delivered.



1. We can invoice you for payment, in circumstances where the training date is at least 42 days (6 weeks) in advance. You must provide full details of your finance department and a Purchase Order number (where relevant) upon booking, so that an invoice can be sent out promptly.

2. If an invoice is requested, payment terms are 30 days from date of invoice. Full payment must be made at least 7 working days prior to the training date.



Payments for training booked less than 42 days in advance must be made by one of the following methods:

1. Payment via the training course booking system on the website. 2. We will accept payment by BACS. Please email for more details.

Please note that full payment must be made at least 7 working days prior to the training date.

Cancellations and refunds

1. You have the right to cancel within 14 days from the date the booking was made, or payment received, whichever is the latter. Please communicate your cancellation to us by emailing

1. Any cancellations received 14 working days before the date of the course will receive a full refund. If you have booked your training course within 14 days of the date of the course, you will not be entitled to a full refund.

2. Cancellations received between 7-14 working days, will receive 50% refund.

3. Cancellations received within 7 working days of the date of the course will not be refunded.

4. In the event that we cannot allocate you a place on a training course that we are running, your payment will not be processed, or it will be refunded.


Delegate Rate

Costs for our on-site training and bespoke training will be confirmed with you directly.


Course Date Transfer

Scottish Autism reserves the right to alter, or cancel, a training course due to circumstances outside of our control (e.g. adverse weather conditions, illness/unexpected unavailability of a trainer). Every effort will be made to give as much notice as we can, although this may not always be possible in some circumstances. Should an event of this nature happen, we will endeavour to reschedule your course as soon as possible. In these circumstances, if you are not able to attend the rescheduled date, or another suitable date, we will offer a full refund.


Data protection

Scottish Autism is committed to preserving your privacy and safeguarding your personal data. This policy will help you understand what information we collect from you, how we use it and your rights and choices in managing your data. Find out more here!

Courses Available

Autism is a neurodevelopmental condition, and through this course you will begin to develop an understanding of the developmental differences an autistic person may have as well as turning our thinking to how this developmental profile may influence how an autistic person communicates, thinks and understands the social world.

Course objectives are:

  • To understand what autism is, and introduce autism as a developmental difference and how our thinking has involved
  • Understand Autism as a difference in communication, interaction and thinking 
  • Explore sensory differences and autism 

This course aims to further develop participants' understanding of autism as a developmental difference. It will deepen understanding of typical and atypical development and explore what is meant by a spiky/uneven developmental profile in autism. The course will also explore the brain and emotional development and how we and others may respond to stress, in particular how autistic people may respond to this. We will also look at how our understanding of a person’s developmental profile will inform our practice moving forwards. 

Course objectives are:

  • To explore what we mean by human development 
  • Explore how the brain processes information and its emotional development 
  • How does our knowledge of human development impact our practice?

This course will look at exploring sensory difference and autism, including what we as practitioners should consider when looking at the role of the environment and other aspects of the sensory world. Participants will also look at how we process the environment for meaning and how this influences our thinking and decision making. We will also look at what impact the sensory world has on our wellbeing and coping strategies.

Course objectives are: 

  • to better understand what we mean by sensory processing
  • to explore the influence of sensory processing differences on attention and wellbeing
  • to consider how sensory processing differences can be supported in practice

Getting an individual’s communication profile right is crucial in facilitating day-to-day interaction, enabling individuals to articulate their needs and aspirations. This course will explore how we can support individuals to articulate their needs and express their voice and choice. 


Course objectives are:

  • To explore what communication is; the different types of communication and why communication is important
  • To understand the complexities associated to communication for autistic people
  • To explore how communication can be supported in practice

Through this course we will explore our understanding of what stress looks like and how it affects us. We will look at the transactional nature of stress and what impact our relationships have on our ability to cope with and support others with stress. 


Course objectives are:

  • To develop an awareness of your own stress and wellbeing and of the person(s) you support
  • To differentiate stress signatures and to understand the impact of transactional stress
  • To recognise different coping styles and gain awareness of strategies that can help manage stress and support wellbeing