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Distance Learning , Online learning
Admin Contact
Adult Social Care Training Mailbox (
Target Audience
Directly Provided Services (ESCC) / Personal Assistants (Care) / PVI Adults (Private, Voluntary and Independent Care Sector) / Voluntary and Community Sector Staff
target audience
Course Types
Virtual Classroom, Course
Course categories
ESCC Directly Provided Services / Independent Care Sector, Carers & Voluntary Sector / Personal Assistants
Learning Disability
Course description

This session focuses on the phenomenon of meltdowns and shutdowns which are commonly experienced by autistic people at every age and will offer information on what causes them, how to reduce the chances of them and how to support an autistic young person before, during and after a meltdown or shutdown.

This session will be delivered via Zoom, so delegates need to have access to that virtual platform.

Once your place on this event has been confirmed, you will receive a separate email with a link to the Zoom meeting. Please note this email will be sent from the East Sussex Learning Portal. please make sure you check your Spam/Junk folders for this email.

The link to join the training will be sent one week before the day of the event.

Please read the attached document "Attending Online Training" before joining the course.


Training objectives
Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop it is anticipated participants will be able to:

- Explain the difference between a meltdown, a shutdown and a temper tantrum
- Identify how having a meltdown or shutdown commonly impacts on an autistic person
- Understand the factors which contribute to autistic people experiencing meltdowns and/or shutdowns
- Explore ways to reduce the likelihood of meltdowns or shutdowns in your professional context
- Identify ways to support autistic people during and after meltdowns and shutdowns.

Additional Information
Start Date
Tuesday 18 January 2022
End Date
Tuesday 18 January 2022
Closing Date
Monday 10 January 2022
10:00 - 12:00
Maximum Places
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