Autism and Sensory Differences

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Estia Module 1 - Autism and Sensory Differences

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Module 1: Autism and Sensory Differences

Duration: 1 day (9.30am to 4pm)

Next date: TBC

If you would like us to run this programme within your organisation, please email your request to


  • To enable participants to understand the different sensory experiences of autistic people.
  • To enable participants to implement a range of strategies to support sensory and emotional regulation.

Target Audience

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Target Audience

  • Support workers, care assistants, day centre support staff, personal assistants
  • People who are new to the role of supporting autistic adults
  • Those who already have a basic understanding of autism and want to know more

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe eight senses.
  • Explain sensory seeking and sensory avoidant behaviours.
  • Recognise sensory overload.
  • Demonstrate and implement a range of strategies to support sensory and emotional regulation.


  • Exploring beyond the five senses to include proprioception, vestibular and interception
  • What are sensory seeking and sensory avoidant behaviours?
  • How do we know when someone is experiencing sensory overload?
  • What are some of the strategies we can employ to support autistic adults in their sensory regulation?
  • How can we adjust environments to support sensory regulation?

Booking this course

Our courses are free of charge to learners working in not-for-profit organisations in London boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark and available for a fee to all other learners.   Please click the relevant booking link below.

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Not for profit organisations in Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark and SLaM NHS or GSTT NHS staff.

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All other learners

On booking a place on this training programme, you will be directed to Estia Oracle, our new virtual learning environment where you can access workshop information, learning materials and resources.  If you would like to book multiple places for this course please email 

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