Inspiring and practical webinars about autism

Did you ever fall asleep during a training? Did you ever get lost in all the theories? Or did you think Very interesting but hm…. What can I really do?

We certainly did! This is not our idea of a training. So if you want something different try one of our webinars! We will certainly keep you awake (unless you just finished the night shift, no guarantees there). We will explain it to you in a concrete way (after all that’s what people with autism need, so we are supposed to be good at it). And we will put you on track to apply in real life what you have learned.

Learn more about "Autism and sensory problems", "Reducing stress by our unknown sense: proprioception", "Using rewards for people with autism", "He’s having a meltdown. What can I do?", "Dealing with loss and big changes", "How to adapt free time for people with autism."

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Managing sensory stimuli

Some people with autism are prone to suffer from sensory overload. Many stimuli are (consciously) perceived or certain stimuli are difficult to process. There are various ways to respond to this. What often appears to be a key element for a successful strategy is the ability or inability to have control over the situation. If someone is able to control the sensory stimuli directed at them, it is often easier to manage them.

Control implies being able to choose and/or react independently. If someone focuses on a specific stimulus themselves, it will be easier for them to deal with it. Within this context you often hear of people who cannot cope with someone else chewing noisily at the table, or sneezing, and yet they will happily attend rock concerts. If someone can take matters into their own hands, it will be easier to deal with. For example, a member of a group home cannot cope with a carer brushing their hair for them, but if he can hold the brush himself, everything is fine, even if his hair is not quite perfect.

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We are Flemish, that is from the Dutch speaking part of Belgium. Everyone in our team is born here and speaks Dutch as a mother tongue. Since there are only about 20 million people in the world speaking our language, it felt like a good plan to learn some English. So we did our best. Our best may not be perfect. And we do realize that sensitivity about certain words occurs in all languages and all countries. Especially if words have to describe people who are somehow different from the average. We may not always be on top of what is considered as ‘politically correct’. But who can blame us, when even English speaking people are still arguing about certain words themselves. So please, take a look at what we say, not how we say it. Have a look at what we do and how we try to improve the quality of life of people with autism and those who surround them. Eventually, respect is to be found in what you do, not only in giving names to people or things. So give it a try. Come and have a look. And whether you spell behavior or behaviour, whether you say people with autism or autistic people, whether you talk about challenging behavior or problem behavior, we are convinced that we can inspire you. 

Autisme Centraal

Autisme Centraal

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