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Online Training Programs

Employment Supports and Autism Training (10 module bundle)

The Employment Supports and Autism Training is a comprehensive, online training course for employment service providers to learn more about autism and, using best-practice strategies, will teach a range of support strategies for career professionals supporting Autistic people in an employment context. By completing this course, you will enhance your knowledge of autism and your ability to accommodate both in the agency and at the workplace. You will gain an understanding and a greater confidence when providing individualized support for Autistic people and the neuro-diverse population looking to gain meaningful, long-term employment.

Introduction to Autism

This module will help the learner gain a general understanding of autism, explore the diagnostic process and terminology related to autism.

Social Communication

This module explores the topics of social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication and will allow learners to better understand communication differences and to effectively support Autistic individuals.

Theory of Mind

This module explores the topics of Theory of Mind and joint attention and will provide the learner with strategies for supporting Autistic people in both the employment agency and workplace.

Literal and Pictorial Thinkers

This module explores the way that the autistic brain processes information and provides the learner with strategies to aid an Autistic person as it applies to the workplace or agency.

Restrictive and Repetitive Behaviours

This module explores the topics of restrictive and repetitive behaviours, the strengths and challenges experienced by an Autistic person and strategies that can be applied to the workplace or agency.

Sensory Sensitivities

This module explores the topics of sensory and sensory sensitivities and provides the learner with knowledge and understanding of differences in sensory processing along with key support strategies that can be applied to the workplace or agency.

Anxiety and the Autistic Job Seeker

This module explores the topic of anxiety and will help the learner understand the impact anxiety can have on Autistic individuals and how to best provide effective support.

Executive Functioning

This module explores the topic of executive functioning, outlining for the learner how executive functioning can change and impact the life of an Autistic individual. It will provide strategies to support the individual in the workplace or agency.

Change and the Autistic Job Seeker

This module explores the topic of change and how impactful it can be to the life of an Autistic individual regarding employment, along with strategies to support the job seeker.

Practical Strategies for the Job Seeker

This module explores the topic of employment motivation of an Autistic person as they seek to attach to the labour market, along with strategies to support an Autistic individual when creating cover letters and resumes, applying to job postings and participating in job interviews.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Counsellor Training

Autism Nova Scotia's Autism Spectrum Camp Counsellor Training aims to provide new and returning camp staff with an understanding of best practice models and approaches that can be implemented into a camp setting when supporting with individuals with autism. This course will look at aspects such as; communication, social interaction, visuals and other communication supports, sensory sensitivities, restricted and repetitive behaviours, behavioural supports, planning, supporting transitions, changes in routine and gaining an understanding of complex behaviours through a behavioural based lens.