It is amazing how quickly time flies and the holidays soon pass. It’s already time for me to go back to school and see what my coaching students have achieved over the Easter break.
A large part of my break was spent studying for an Autistic Awareness Diploma. I am pleased to say that I was very productive and managed to complete all nine modules which have now been submitted for marking so fingers crossed!
The timing for completing my course aligned with World Autism Awareness Week which ran from Saturday 2 April to Friday 8 April 2016. Raising my own awareness and understanding of Autism is so important when symptoms and behaviours are presented during my coaching sessions. Being able to identify Autistic behaviours means that I can:
- Alter my coaching approach to communicate effectively in an autistic map of the world
- Understand what causes challenging behaviour
- Develop specific strategies and solutions to enable clients to deal with particular situations
Autism awareness is on the increase but still more needs to be done. If you would like to assist in getting the word around then please do feel free to share my post.
Have a great week and if you know of a young person who is struggling and would benefit from coaching then please contact me.