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Unit 388 Understanding autistic people

This unit is one of the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units and has the following learning outcomes and assessment criteria:

  1. 1 Understand what is meant by ‘autism’
    1. 1.1 Describe 1.1 A the traits that autistic people have in common 1.1 B strengths and differences in autistic disposition.
    2. 1.2 Describe challenges faced by autistic people in accessing community facilities
    3. 1.3 Outline reasonable adjustments that can be made to enable autistic people to access community facilities autistic disposition: the traits that commonly make up autism
  2. 2 Understand the tensions which arise between autistic disposition and expectations of society
    1. 2.1 Describe ways in which autistic disposition can come into conflict with the expectations of society and the potential impact this has on the lives of autistic people
    2. 2.2 Describe how to minimise the impact of differences in social communication and understanding between autistic people and non-autistic people
    3. 2.1 Potential impact must include exclusion, discrimination
  3. 3 Understand how autistic people can experience sensory overload and the importance of a low arousal environment
    1. 3.1 Explain what is meant by sensory overload
    2. 3.2 Describe what is meant by a low arousal approach
  4. 4 Understand how autistic people can use self regulatory strategies
    1. 4.1 Describe what is meant by ‘self-regulation’
    2. 4.2 Describe a range of self-regulatory strategies
    3. 4.3 Describe how expressions of self regulation are essential to well-being
    4. 4.4 Describe how a service can ensure autistic people are able to engage in self regulation whenever they need to
  5. 5 Understand the role of routine, predictability and certainty in the lives of autistic peoples
    1. 5.1 Describe how uncertainty and unpredictability can cause stress for autistic people
    2. 5.2 Review ways of increasing predictability for autistic people
    3. 5.3 Explain the importance of planning for changes in routine

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