Consultancy and Training

Access All Areas will train your teams to be industry leaders in working with people with learning disabilities and autism. From the arts and media to social care and community settings, we can tailor a package to meet your needs.

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

Our learning disabled and autistic facilitators have experience working on set both as actors and consultants for BBC, Sky, Channel 4, the National Theatre, The Almeida and multiple independent film and TV companies.

Training is authorised and accredited by AIM Awards, giving a real and concrete value to your staff and organisation.

Access All Areas is the only creative organisation in the UK to achieve Disability Confident Leader status, the highest accreditation available from the UK Government.

Download our training brochure, view a sample training menu or see examples below.

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