What training can we offer?

GAS can provide a range of training courses related to Autism Spectrum Conditions. Training courses are adapted and tailored depending on the needs of those requesting the training.

In the past we have held training sessions on ASC Awareness, Challenging Behaviour, Anger Management, Autism in Early Years, and held workshops with children to help their understanding of autism.

Who is it for?

Training at GAS can be tailored to suit the needs of anyone. We have developed training for professionals in a wide variety of fields, as well as for parents, members of the public, and people with an ASC in order to help with their understanding of a diagnosis.

Where is it held?

Training can take place in our own facilities or wherever is convenient for you. It is entirely your choice.

How do I request training?

If you wish to book or discuss training then please contact Craig Henderson using the information given below to discuss your training needs and the various packages we offer.

Public Training

We regularly hold training sessions that are aimed at parents, however anyone is welcome to come along and learn about autism. These sessions are held on our premises and the dates are listed below:

Thursday 9th March 2017 10.30am to 1.00pm – Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Thursday 11th May 2017 10.30am to 1.00pm – Challenging Behaviour

Thursday 29th June 2017 10.30am to 1.00pm – Making Sensory Toys and Games at Home

Thursday 14th September 2017 10.30am to 1.00pm – Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Thursday 26th October 2017 10.30am to 1.00pm – Challenging Behaviour

Thursday 7th December 2017 10.30am to 1.00pm – TBA

All training sessions come at a cost of £10 per person/£5 per member. If you would like to become a member then please get in touch with our office.

Please contact Craig Henderson on if you would like to book a place on any of these dates.

Internal Training

In order to provide a good quality of support, our team at GAS take part in an in-house autism courses that increases their knowledge and confidence in working with ASCs as well as giving them the opportunity to stay up to date with current theories and good practice. As well as this, the whole staff team regularly take part in a variety of training sessions that cover topics such as:

  • Epilepsy and Emergency Medication
  • First-Aid
  • Child Protection
  • Protection of Vulnerable Adults
  • Manual Handling
  • Health and Safety
  • Infection Control
  • Food Hygiene
  • Risk Assessment
  • Crisis and Aggression Limitation and Management

We also encourage our staff to further their development and have supported them in completing Open University courses and obtaining Scottish Vocational Qualifications.

“Good insight into ASCs – good examples to make points clear.”

“As a grandmother, this was very helpful in giving me information to help with my autistic granddaughter.”

Clients of our External Training Service include:

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For more information, please contact Craig Henderson on 01224 277900, or use this contact form.


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