Introduction to Autism and Learning Disabilities for Volunteer Coordinators

This training is for any volunteer coordinator who wants to understand how to support volunteers with autism or learning disabilities.

Everyone should be able to make a difference through volunteering. Creating an inclusive volunteer program that involves people from a range of backgrounds, including people with disabilities, has benefits for your existing volunteers, future volunteers and the people you are supporting.

This training aimed at Volunteer Coordinators introduces autism and learning disabilities. It will help you update your knowledge and increase your self-confidence in managing volunteers with autism or learning disabilities.

The outcomes for the session are for you to:

  • Know there are many reasons for people to have a learning disability and that there are many different kinds
  • Know the difference between learning disabilities and learning difficulties
  • Understand better how to communicate positively with people with learning disabilities
  • Have an improved knowledge of the autism spectrum
  • Understand better some of the ways to communicate and support autistic people

The sessions with be interactive with videos, polls, discussions and Q and A’s. There will also be several breaks.

NB: Places initially limited to one Volunteer Coordinator per organisation, in the BCP area.

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