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Introduction to Autism in Children and Young People in a CAMHS context

This 3 hour workshop aims to increase understanding and awareness of autism in children and young people, increase ability to identify early signs of autism and increase awareness of information and support services in your local area

Part day course for

Practitioners from any agency (such as Social Workers, Family Support Workers, Home School Link Workers, Foster Carers, Youth Support Workers and GPs) who work with children or young people affected by autism, or with their families, who live within HCC boundaries

Presented by

Children's Services Workforce Development Team, Rachel Bowen - Primary Mental Health - Local CAMHS team


Learning outcomes:

Participants will learn how to:

  • Define pre-diagnosis and the term 'autism'
  • Identify the prevalence of autism in children and young people
  • Describe the early signs and behaviours associated with autism
  • Provide information on the CAMHS referral criteria (what will be accepted, who can refer and how to refer)
  • Identify alternative local support services (eg. Autism Hampshire Service Directory)
  • Use the Specialist CAMHS Consultation Line


Course content and methodology:

  • Presentation
  • Discussion
  • Small group work
  • Use of case studies


Other Booking Information

  • Cost to HCC C&F staff - free

  • Cost to Charity / Voluntary agency staff - £56

  • Cost to others - £80

  • Please book a place online - Learning Zone help pages

  • Foster Carer bookings - please book using this application form

  • Non HCC staff - if you have problems booking online, please submit this application form instead

  • All charged bookings are subject to a late cancellation fee.  Please exercise responsible booking practice and see our Cancellation Policy for full details

  • Notification of any changes to bookings must be sent by email to

  • Prices


    Provided by: Children's Services Workforce Development Team

    Course code: XXCK0236

    Subscribers: £0