Autism & Behavioural Issues


About The Course

Autism and Behavioural Issues is a specialist Continuing Professional Development course which focuses on the characteristics of conditions on the autistic spectrum and strategies used when working children and families.

Who The Course Is Suitable For

The course is designed to meet the needs of nannies, childminders, nursery workers and preschool leaders, but may also be interesting for parents and grandparents or anyone else involved in the care of children with autism. Au pairs with a good level of English working with a child with autism may also find the course helpful.


A certificate of attendance is provided at the end of the day for your portfolio.

Course Content

The course gives an overview of the characteristics of conditions on the autistic spectrum, and other conditions with autism. It focuses predominantly on the teaching methods, behaviour management strategies and communication skills used when working with children with autism. Challenges such as sensory input, feeding, sleep and play are also covered.

Additionally the course explores a wide range of social, emotional and learning difficulties that children experience at various stages of their development. The holistic and detailed overview of different behavioural issues that children signalize will provide students with essential knowledge and useful tips on how to identify any potential abnormalities in children’s behaviour.

About the trainer

Laura Burrage

The course is taught by Laura Burrage, who has worked as a Behavioural Specialist for 5 years. Laura has extensive experience working with children with a wide range of learning disabilities, challenging behaviour and anxieties and is passionate about supporting children to develop to their full potential in the areas of communication, emotional health and social interaction. Laura supports children with a wide range of complex needs and behavioural difficulties, such as developmental delay, communication needs,panic attacks, anxiety, TICS, challenging behaviour, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. As well as working as a Specialist, Laura is also a published researcher and works closely with local research and development teams and universities. She is also involved with many local support groups for parents with children with ASD and ADD.

Training Location

We are based in London Victoria, about a 10-15 minute walk from the main train station.


‘My son might have autism so it was very good for me to be here. It was really helpful and gave me an idea on how to help and manage my son’

Natacha E.

Very warm and friendly atmosphere. The training day was very enjoyable and tutor very approachable and friendly.’

Maria H

‘An excellent training focused on practical skills. We all shared our experience, which was really beneficial. Cannot wait to take another course with HATA.’

Analisa F.

‘Made me feel better prepared to work with children and got me more interested to take an SEN course’

Doris N.



The next 2017 date for this workshop will be released soon!

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Event Location

Home Affairs Training Academy (HATA), 10 Greycoat Place, Victoria, SW1P 1SB, London, United Kingdom