Workshops and training for people working with people with learning disabilities and autism

Access All Areas' facilitators have over 10 years experience providing training to charities (local and national), supported living organisations, local and statutory authorities and providersadvocacy groups and more.

Our learning disabled and autistic facilitators are 'experts by experience', bringing authentic, lived experience - as well as an AIM Awards accreditation - to all training.

All workshops use interactive role-play techniques to ensure authenticity and practical application.

A selection of our most popular training options are below but we are happy to tailor training to meet your needs. Get in touch on consultancy@accessallareastheatre.org or 0207 613 6445.

 
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Accessible communication skills

Aim(s): To develop and rehearse good communication strategies when working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism. 

Content: In this workshop, participants will explore different scenarios featuring communication difficulties, misunderstandings and breakdowns. Working with learning disabled trainers, participants will consider ways of communicating clearly and managing situations where communication breaks down.

Target audience: Staff and volunteers working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism in education, supported living, care and advocacy settings

Key points covered in the day:

  • Body language, facial expression and non-verbal communication
  • Using clear language
  • Handling misunderstandings and confusion
  • De-escalating communication breakdowns
 
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Overloads and meltdowns

Aim(s): To develop understanding of the causes of overloads and meltdowns for people with learning disabilities and autism, and to explore ways of recognising, managing and preventing them.

Target audience: Staff and volunteers working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism in education, supported living, care and advocacy settings

Key points covered in the day:

  • Causes of overloads and meltdowns
  • Recognising when someone is feeling overwhelmed
  • Communication strategies
 
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Dealing with discrimination (and other responses from the general public)

Aim(s): To develop and rehearse strategies for managing discrimination and other negative responses and behaviours when supporting people out in the community. 

Content: Working with learning disabled trainers, participants will consider the best ways to respond ‘in the moment’ whilst making sure the well-being of the person being supported is always paramount.

Target audience: Staff and volunteers working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism in education, supported living, care and advocacy settings

Key points covered in the day:

  • When is it appropriate to respond to negative reactions?
  • Handling these reactions in public spaces
  • What if the person you are supporting is in the wrong?
  • Coping with your own emotions while supporting others

We also run training and workshops for people with learning disabilities and autism. Find out more by clicking here.

We recognise that all organisations are different so get in touch to discuss your requirements and how we can tailor training to your needs: consultancy@accessallareastheatre.org or 0207 613 6445.