Skills Development Courses & Workshops

Our Skill Development Courses are designed to help autistic adults develop communication, employment, social and life skills needed to be a part of the local community. To enable the group to work well both together and as individuals, the size of the group is limited to seven and all individuals are assessed to understand their suitability. Courses usually take place for one day a week over a six to eight week period with course topics designed around the needs that are presented to us.

Previous courses have included:

  • Money management
  • Understanding my Autism
  • Pre-employment and volunteering
  • Customer service in the workplace
  • Travel training
  • Social and communication skills
  • Building confidence in social situations
  • Increasing resilience in the community
  • Healthy lifestyles
  • Cooking
  • Dating Safely
  • Building Better Relationships

Our workshops are run as one-off events and are held online to be accessible to all areas. Groups can be larger than those of a skills course so more focus is given to a presentation style session, but adults are invited to take part where they feel comfortable. Here are some examples of the workshops we have run previously:

  • Challenging Negative Thoughts
  • Understanding Emotions
  • Grounding Techniques
  • Positive Relationships
  • Organisation Skills
  • Strategies for Social Exhaustion
  • Healthy Boundaries

“Since completing the course, I have felt more confident and for the first time in 2 years I’ve not felt like I needed someone to help me cope with my day-to-day life. I thought I knew a lot about autism, which I did, but I now understand my own autism better. I felt the fact that other people on the course validated my experiences and feelings made me more comfortable with my diagnosis and with myself and who I am”

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In 2018 Autism Bedfordshire successfully become part of the NOCN training group, this means that some of the adult skills development courses are now accredited.

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