Autism and Sensory Processing

In our new module “Autism and Sensory Processing” we use a series of interactive films and activities to help your staff understand how their own sensory processing system works.

We can’t imagine and assist the processing realities of the people we support until we understand our own.

Watch this great excerpt:

 On successful completion of this module, your staff will be able to:

- Explain what processing is.

- Describe the strengths and limitations of their own processing system.

- Understand why processing and processing difference matter when working with people who have autism.

- Gain insight and understanding into the experiences and challenges of people living with processing difference in a world that is insufficiently aware and adapted to accommodate it.

- Refreame some “challenging behavior” as strategies for managing difficult (sometimes unbearable) processing challenges.

- Reflect on the life choices made by people who experience processing difference and how these need to be understood and supported.

Module length: 90 minutes

Learn more about all of our modules here.


Johnny ran. That was his problem. He was what the staff called a runner.

Open Future Learning gives your staff three ways to learn:

1 = With the people they support: Our Side by Side Modules let your staff use the time they spend with people to learn with people.

2 = In groups: Our Learning Modules and Videos On Demand can be used to host classroom style training.

3 = In their own time: Access our resource anywhere there is an internet connection.

Please contact us via with any questions you might have or for a free trial of our resource. 



P.S. We just released a new short version of our module “Abuse Prevention.” After completing this new bite size 80 minute module you will be able to:

- Describe what abuse is, along with the signs, symptoms, causes, circumstances, patterns, and effects of abuse.

- Explain how the power and control of systems and professionals impact your role and the safety of the people you support.

- Know how to recognize and report abuse when it is witnesses or reported to you, and be able to describe the process that should take place after reporting abuse.

- Help the people you support to be able to stop and better protect themselves from abuse.

Learn more about all of our modules here.


Five More Things You Can Do

Our new module “Five More Things You Can Do” by David Pitonyak will help your staff learn how friendships, a positive identity, fairness, and fun can help someone with behavior that is challenging. 

Enjoy this great excerpt from the module:

Watch the full trailer below:

Try Everything We Do

Our free trial provides complete access to our entire resource of Side by Side and Staff Learning Modules as well as our full Video On Demand library of films. To get started ask your training director to confirm:

-  The names and email addresses of the people who will be trialing the resource (up to 3 people).

-  The date you wish to start the trial (the trial lasts for 2 weeks).

-  A day and time that I can reconnect with you to see how it went.

If you have any questions in the interim please do not hesitate to let me know via

Yours Sincerely

Ben Drew

Founder | Open Future Learning


NADSP & Open Future Learning

Yeah we did it!

Our learning modules are now officially accredited by the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals!

Direct Support Professionals can now use our modules to complete the national credentialing program. Contact us at for more information.

The NADSP developed the national credentialing program for Direct Support Professionals working in community human services. The purpose of this credentialing program is to provide national recognition for the contributions and competence of the Direct Support Professionals who apply for and meet the credentialing standards.

Learn more about the NADSP here: