Care Assistants from Bluebird Care Macclesfield receive training on Asperger’s and Autism

Ahead of this year’s Autism awareness week 27th March to 2nd April 2017, care assistants at Bluebird Care Macclesfield attended an Autism and Asperger’s syndrome training course to equip them with a better understanding of these conditions. 

22/05/2019

Ahead of this year’s Autism awareness week 27th March to 2nd April 2017, care assistants at Bluebird Care Macclesfield attended an Autism and Asperger’s syndrome training course to equip them with a better understanding of these conditions. 

Ahead of this year’s Autism awareness week 27th March to 2nd April 2017, care assistants
at Bluebird Care Macclesfield attended an Autism and Asperger’s syndrome training course to equip them with a better understanding of these conditions.

Around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autistic spectrum, this means if you include their families autism is part of daily life for 2.8 million people. Autism is a lifelong and
non-curable condition and is thought to be
genetic in origin. Whilst there is no doubt that individuals with autism do face extra challenges in life, experience shows that with the correct help and support they can lead incredibly productive and happy lives.

Care Manager Jayne Wakefield who also attended the training comments:  
 
We hope that by upskilling care assistants and raising awareness we can better understand the impact autism has, becoming more knowledgeable to support and provide care for those living with its daily challenges.”
Here is the team completing an exercise to help understand how people with autism process information differently: