Jan 25 2021

Autism and eating challenges

This one day course will focus on understanding and supporting autistic children with eating challenges.

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About the training

Feeding and eating problems are common in autistic people. Difficulties such as only eating a very few foods, not being able to eat at school, going long periods of time without eating or over eating and Pica (eating non-foods) can be difficult to understand and manage with parents and carers reporting feelings of anxiety, frustration and blame.

This course is written and presented by professionals from Birmingham Food Refusal Services who provide clinical and training services for food refusal. The presenters have several decades of combined experience in the clinical and academic fields of childhood feeding disorders and in autism services.

This course is suitable for anyone who is working with an autistic child who is having difficulties with food. To get the most out of this training course, it is advisable to have a prior understanding of autism. For this, the National Autistic Society offers an introductory course: Understanding autism.

Although the course will focus on children and young people, the information may also be relevant to those working autistic adults as the developmental characteristics that cause the eating patterns in autism can persist into adulthood.

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CPD Accreditation

  • This module is accredited by the CPD Certification Service (the leading CPD accreditation institution) as conforming to continuing professional development principles.
  • Learners will receive a certificate of completion which can be used as verifiable documentary evidence when submitting CPD recording forms.
  • For further information on the CPD Certification service please visit the CPD website.