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Health and Justice Settings

The four-day programme equips staff to trainer level and supports them to embed our approach and train staff in their own health and justice settings. 

About this training  

This four-day National Autism Trainer Programme (NATP) training is co-produced and co-delivered by autistic people. You will have access to our unique curriculum, Community of Practice support sessions and specialist training days and we will support you to deliver the training in your setting with an autistic co-trainer. The four-day programme trains staff to trainer level and supports them to train staff in their own settings.  

Each training course runs over four days and is delivered completely online. Training cohorts have a maximum of 23 delegates to optimise each delegate’s experience and learning. 

Four-day training courses for those working in Health and justice settings taking place in 2024 can be booked now on a first come first served basis. 

Aims of the training  

During this training, you will:  

  • Gain an understanding of barriers experienced by autistic people and how to support autistic differences in a Health and justice setting. 

  • Discuss examples of innovative relational and trauma informed approaches of working with, rather than on or for, autistic individuals. 

  • Be supported to co-deliver our curriculum with Experts by Experience and grow your skills as a trainer in your service. 

To find out more about the Health and justice training, download the summary flyer. 

Who is this training for?  

The training is suitable for professionals who work in the following settings in England: 

  • Liaison and Diversion services  

  • Youth justice services  

  • Vanguard sites  

  • Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs)  

  • Children and Young People Secure Estate (CYPSE)  

This training is also suitable for staff including, but not limited to: 

  • mental health practitioners/therapists/counsellors 

  • nurses 

  • psychiatrists 

  • social workers 

  • speech and language therapists 

  • occupational therapists 

If you are not working in a Health or justice setting or are not based in the UK, you can find out about other Anna Freud short courses on autism by emailing 

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