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Introduction to Neurodiversity

This training module is part of the comprehensive suite of training and certification offered by the global leaders in inclusive aquatics, Autism Swim.

Autism Swim (AS) provides a range of professional development services for aquatic professionals working with Neurodiverse participants in and around the water. Autism Swim and STA have partnered to offer introductory training modules for those not quite ready to undertake the full training and certification. For more information on certification, please visit the website.

In this individual training module, Introduction to Neurodiversity, we talk through what characteristics we might see in our participants who are Neurodiverse, and how we can support their needs, preferences and goals in aquatic sessions.

CPD Value
½ Point
Validity of Programme
Three years.
Length of Programme
Approximately 45 minutes

By the end of this module, providers will be able to:

  1. Understand what Neurodiversity means and the criteria that needs to be met to receive an autism diagnosis
  2. Identify strengths and challenges of our participants
  3. Understand the three areas of the brain and how they relate to one another, specifically in the context of teaching our participants new skills
  4. Considerations to ensure a successful lesson/session.
½ STA CPD Point is issued upon successful completion of each training module.
I understand that by enrolling in this training, I am receiving training from Autism Swim; however I am not becoming Autism Swim Approved. If I wish to undertake the Autism Swim certification, there are additional requirements, and I can sign-up for this through Autism Swim’s website.


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