Autism with a Demand-avoidant Profile 

All autistic children and young people will have a degree of demand-avoidance due to their high levels of anxiety. Behaviour associated with autism with a demand avoidant profile can be challenging and requires a non-confrontational approach. Our training programme will help to explain what lies behind this avoidance and to help learners to develop a more collaborative approach of working in order to promote positive outcomes for the child/young person. 

OFSTED and CQC guidance advises professionals and carers to work in a person-centred way and to be creative in order to minimise behaviour that presents as challenging.

Who is the training for?

This training is designed to support professionals working with children/young people and their families, who present with autism with a demand avoidant profile.

It is based on the most recent good practice guidance and parent/carers themselves as experts in their own experience.

By the end of the training, participants will:

  • Recognise the varied presentations of autism in children and young people
  • Recognise the key features of extreme demand avoidance
  • Understand the underlying causes of demand avoidant behaviour in children and young people with autism and as a result, understand how to effectively help and engage with them
  • Identify effective ways of managing children with a demand avoidant profile within the home
  • Identify different approaches to effectively managing a child with a demand avoidant profile in a school setting
  • Have considered a case of autism with a demand avoidant profile using the EDA-Q assessment tool

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