Consultancy and Training

Access All Areas offers bespoke consultancy and training to organisations across the arts and the voluntary sector on best practice guidelines for working with people with learning disabilities and autism.

All of our training is co-facilitated by an accredited workshop leader with a learning disability and uses interactive learning methods such as role play and 're:play' scenes.

The training will be authorised and accredited by AIM Awards, giving a real and concrete value to your staff and organisation.

A selection of our modules is below or download our current Training Menu.

We recognise that all organisations are different so get in touch to discuss your requirements and how we can tailor training to your needs.

Lucy Andrews, Access and Training Coordinator, 0207 613 6445,

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An introduction to understanding learning disabilities and the autism spectrum

Aims: To give an overview of learning disabilities and the autism spectrum, and an introduction to effective and accessible communication

Target audience: All employees                                                                       

Key points covered in the day:

  • What are learning disabilities? What is the autism spectrum?
  • Language dos and don’ts
  • Barriers for people with learning disabilities and/or autism
  • Introduction to effective communication
  • Introduction to learning disabled- and autism friendly environments
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An introduction to access

Aims: To develop understanding of the tenets of access, equal opportunity and reasonable adjustment

Target audience: All employees                                                                                     
Key points covered in the day:

  • An introduction to learning disabilities and autism
  • Access and barriers
  • Reasonable adjustment – what, why, how?
  • Policy review
  • Access Charters
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Best practice Front of House skills

Aims: To develop best practice customer service skills for engaging with patrons with learning disabilities and / or autism

Target audience: All front-facing staff, including box office, ushers, bar staff, reception etc.

Key points covered in the day:

  • An overview of learning disabilities and autism
  • Effective communication
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Accessible environment, accessible experience
  • An introduction to relaxed performances