Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Welcome to this project, which has been designed to help individuals and families develop a greater understanding of childhood autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex condition to understand and we had lots of advice from families of children with ASD. Families said they wanted information about autism that was brief but useful, trustworthy, and could be shared with the rest of the family.

Therefore, we have created a series of short information films (approximately 5 minutes each) on different aspects of autism, which have been recorded in a number of different languages. In these videos, we cover some of the more common characteristics of autism and some of the more common difficulties that are seen.

We hope these information videos, which have been created by a partnership between the University of Leicester, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, and was funded by Carlton Hayes Charity, will be helpful in learning about autism. The material can be accessed on most devices, including phones and tablets.

Included in these videos are:
  • What is ASD and what causes ASD?
  • Understanding social and communication difficulties.
  • Understanding the difficulties in social imagination.
  • Understanding and managing behavioural problems.
  • Managing sleep problems.
  • Understanding sensory problems

The different presenters are current practicing clinicians who have considerable experience working with children with this condition. The current languages recorded are below, please click on the link for the language you require:

Other useful resources:

The National Autistic Society

The Leicestershire Autistic Society

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PDD Manager/appraiser Training - Module 4: The Performance Development Discussion Meeting Oct 27, 2021
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Guided IT Learning Session Nov 01, 2021
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PDD Manager/appraiser Training - Module 3: Setting Effective Priorities (objectives) Nov 02, 2021
PDD Manager/appraiser Training - Module 4: The Performance Development Discussion Meeting Nov 02, 2021
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Interviewing Skills Training (online taught) Nov 11, 2021
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