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18th December 2018 
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ASPIRE Autism Training


About Aspire
Aspire is run by myself and Ruth Williams. We are both qualified Psychotherapists with many years experience of helping people on the autistic spectrum. We recognised the general lack of knowledge about autism and the lack of practical help for people on the autistic spectrum and the people around them. We therefore set up Aspire to provide training for people with the condition and those living and working around them.

Aspire Courses
Aspire courses are designed to provide and enhance awareness and provide an understanding of Autistic Spectrum conditions; exploring social behaviour, communication, cognitive differences, sensory issues and related conditions such as ADHD and the impact of these conditions on mental health. Aspire courses are suitable for parents, partners, educators, mental health professions, human resources professionals.

In addition to this we also offer targeted courses to Counsellors and Psychotherapists to help provide a range of tools and strategies, and explore alternative ways of working with people on the Autistic Spectrum enabling therapists to work more confidently with this client group. It is highly recommended that that this course is done in conjunction with the Introductory course. If you think you already have the requisite knowledge please speak to us prior to booking. Both Courses are worth 6 hrs CPD each.

Tailoring Courses
We also provide in-house training packages to the NHS, Care Services, Counselling Agencies, Employers, Schools, Universities & Colleges, tailoring the courses to meet an organisations specific needs, please contact either of us if you wish to discuss.



Current Course Availability

Insight into the World of Aspergers and High Functioning Autism

    When - Saturday November 24th, 2018
    Time - Registration from 9.00am, Course 9.30am to 4.30 pm
    Where - Weetwood Hall, Far Headingley, Leeds, LS16 5PS
    Cost - £85.00 to include unlimited refreshments & delegate pack

    Reserve a Place - Call Ruth 07842 879484 or Deborah 07789 642161 or send email enquiry to [email protected]

    Trainers - Deborah Wortman & Ruth Williams, Psychotherapists who specialise in working with people who have Autistic Spectrum conditions.

    Target Audience - Social Workers, Parents, Family Members/Spouses,Therapists, Counsellors, , Health Care Professionals and Employers.

    The Course - The course will enable participants to develop a thorough understanding of this somewhat ‘hidden’ condition; exploring social behaviour, communication, cognitive differences and sensory issues.

    Delegates will also hear from people diagnosed with Aspergers and discover what it is like to be in their world, as we run a ‘Question Time’ session. This is a unique feature of our course which has proved tremendously successful; providing a balanced & authentic perspective to promote a much deeper level understanding and awareness.
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    We also provide in-house training packages to the NHS, Care Services, Counselling Agencies, Employers, Schools, Universities & Colleges.



Successful Practice when Counselling Clients on the Autistic Spectrum
It is highly recommended that that this course is done in conjunction with the Introductory course. If you think you already have the requisite knowledge please speak to us prior to booking.

    When - Saturday December 1st 2018
    Time - Registration from 9.00am, Course 9.30am to 4.30 pm
    Where - Weetwood Hall, Far Headingley, Leeds, LS16 5PS
    Cost - £85.00 to include unlimited refreshments & delegate pack

    Reserve a Place - Call Ruth 07842 879484 or Deborah 07789 642161 or send email enquiry to [email protected]

    Trainers - Deborah Wortman & Ruth Williams, both Psychotherapists and Clinical Supervisors who specialise in working with people who have Autistic Spectrum conditions.

    Target Audience - Therapists, Counsellors, , Health Care Professionals and Employers.

    The Course - Aims to provide practitioners with a range of tools and strategies, as well as explore alternative ways of working with people who have autism; enabling therapists to work more confidently with this client group. We offer a solution-focused and practical approach, incorporating case-study work. We help delegates to better understand how to work with clients who may have a different cognitive style and find it challenging to identify and express their own emotions, as well as knowing how to appropriately respond to the people they are in relationship with.

    Working with clients who are on the Autistic Spectrum can be extremely interesting and rewarding, provided that the therapist feels equipped and sufficiently informed. Deborah and Ruth also offer on-going supervision to therapists who wish to communicate more effectively and build relational depth with clients who may find the therapy room a daunting place.



Delegate feedback from previous Aspire Autism Training courses†

“Hearing personal contributions from young people and adults with Aspergers made it much more relevant and helped me to understand things from their perspective.† It’s easy to know the theory but these very ‘real’ examples shared by people who are directly affected by autism, gave me insight into their world, which I could not have gained otherwise.† Thank you all – this was a productive use of my Saturday”.†
Headteacher & Parent of a child with ASC†

“A brilliant introduction to High Functioning Autism – really insightful.† Essential training for anyone living or working with people on the spectrum.† Having a panel of people with autistic spectrum conditions was genius and an absolute privilege”.†
Integrative Psychotherapist†

“Having first-hand accounts from both those who have Autism and those who work or live alongside people who have ASCs is incredibly illuminating.† Thank you”.†
Secondary School Teacher†

“Lots and lots of valuable information.† The course has helped me hang a lot of my ‘lived’ experiences onto theories etc.† I have had a lot of ‘lightbulb moments’ during today’s training and plenty to process.† The handouts of the presentation will be a good resource as there was so much to take in”.†
Psychotherapist & Mother to a wonderful son with Aspergers†

“I had little knowledge of Autism and this course has been beneficial in giving me a better insight into the feelings, emotions and behaviours of people on the autistic spectrum”.†
Grandparent†

“I have worked in FE for 13 years and can honestly say this was the most interesting, informative and enjoyable CPD session I have ever done!† The trainers’ knowledge and personal experiences were conveyed in an easy to understand manner.† In my opinion this was invaluable training for me, both professionally as a lecturer and personally as a parent of a child who has a neurological disorder”.
Lecturer & Parent†

†“Would it be possible for you to provide this training in schools and colleges as I believe it is essential training for educators?”.
Lecturer & Coaching Tutor at a College of Further Education†

“Very comprehensive training … it should be delivered within the NHS”.†
Autism Therapist, Trainer & Mentor†

“I can’t think of anything that hasn’t been covered and have really enjoyed this training day. Thank you, Ruth and Deborah for sharing all you know and have experienced, not just as therapists but parents too”.†
Counsellor

“I feel the training and offering an opportunity for people to learn how people on the ASD spectrum benefit society. There definitely should be more training like this”.
Therapist

“Two warm and personable presenters prepared to share personal stories. Appreciate the other members of the panel too, thank you all".
Counsellor

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