Training

A number of our staff have undertaking qualifications for which they can offer trainings to the wider community. These three distinct accredited training courses were designed by the National Autistic Society in the United Kingdom and offer some really insightful information around Autism. 

The goal is to educate our community partners in their knowledge of Autism whilst also offering some guidance on how they can create Autism Friendly working environments so that all individuals with Autism and their families within the community can access quality assured certificated services within Qatar. These three trainings are offered free of charge. To enquire about enrolling then please follow the steps in the ‘Contact Us’ page. 

1. Autism Champions Training:
Autism Champions Training is a short one-hour training seminar providing an overview of Autism, going through scenarios led discussions, distinguishing between myths and facts surrounding Autism and encouraging discussions amongst the trainees. This training was designed for individuals and/or companies with little or no knowledge of Autism. Once certified then individuals and/or companies can then enroll in the Essential Autism Training and/or the Autism and SPELL Framework Training. 

2. Essential Autism Training:
Essential Autism, from The National Autistic Society (NAS), is a one-day course which provides an understanding of autism and supportive strategies. It is interactive and equips delegates with strategies that they can take into their workplace. Focusing on autistic perspectives throughout, the session will explore how delegates can adapt strategies to ensure the best possible support and understanding is given.

Essential Autism is based on training that the NAS specialist autism trainers have been delivering successfully to thousands of professionals across the UK and beyond for a number of years. 

The learning outcomes include: 
recognising the different experiences and communication of autistic people
challenging stereotypes and promoting individuality 
encouraging participants to review their own interaction style and environment
designing and implementing basic strategies to support and encourage autistic people 

3. Autism and SPELL Framework Training:
The Autism and SPELL course from the National Autistic Society (NAS) is based on training that the NAS specialist autism trainers have been delivering successfully to thousands of professionals across the UK and internationally for a number of years. This a two-day course. 

Autism and SPELL is a course which provides an in depth understanding of autism and how to use the NAS SPELL framework. The NAS SPELL Framework is a framework of principles setting out a structure for shaping support. Focusing on autistic perspectives throughout, the training explores the principles of the SPELL Framework and how to adapt strategies to ensure the best possible support and understanding is given.

The learning outcomes include: 
describe experiences of people on the autism spectrum
define and explain the principles of the SPELL framework
recognise support structures and interventions
review own values and approach
implement strategies to support and encourage


If you have any questions, please contact: nanabtawi@qf.org.qa

EarlyBird Program is a National Autistic Society (NAS) three-month program for parents/carers of young children with an autism spectrum (AS). The program combines training sessions and individual home visits where videoing is used to help parents combine theory to practice.

The Aims of EarlyBird are to:
To empower parents/carers
To support families in the period between diagnosis and school placement
To help establish good practice in these very important early years of development

This program helps parents to understand WHY their child may behave differently so that they can begin to learn HOW best to help their child’s development.

 

If you have any questions, please contact: nanabtawi@qf.org.qa