Volunteer Centre

Autism Awareness Training


18th February 2021

Are you aware that at least 1 in 100 people are on the autism spectrum? That might mean you come across someone every day who has this condition.

The Curly Hair Project has a range of e-courses designed to help you learn how autism might affect somebody in their daily life. 

Course Title - Understanding What its Like to be Autistic
Date - Thursday 22nd April
Time - 11.00am-12.30pm, 1:00-2:00pm
This will be held online via Zoom. 

To find out more and book a place, contact Siobhan Davis at the Volunteer Centre on [email protected]

What's covered in this course?


  • The four areas of differences
  • Sensory processing
  • Social interaction
  • Communication
  • Imagination
  • Interests
  • Information processing
  • Understanding ways of thinking
  • Anxiety
  • Masking
  • personality types/how personality can influence the way ASD is expressed
  • co-occuring conditions
  • why a diagnosis is important
  • reasonable adjustments in society (the workplace, education, etc.


  • individuals on the spectrum
  • parents and carers
  • anyone working with autistic adults or autistic children


“I like the visual imagery, it’s so easy to understand.”

“The work demonstrates all the theory but with personal experience and insight to back it up.”

“I liked the use of comic strip to illustrate key points and use of visuals.”


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Volunteer Centre Dorset are thankful for the support from:

Dorset County Council
National Lottery Fund