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. This module expands on the learning provided in our module “Autism“. Understanding and gaining insight into your processing system takes time and effort.  Understanding someone else’s requires really careful observation, imagination, and empathy. With the aid of experts, Judith North and Simon Haywood, you will learn how your processing works and in turn we will teach you how to better understand and assist the processing realities of the people you support.


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 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.


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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.

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