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Autism awareness training for Chesterfield residents

Chesterfield residents are being invited to register for a place on the latest autism awareness training course set to be held at the Town Hall.

The events are being organised by the Chesterfield Equality and Diversity Forum and delivered by Derbyshire Autism Services and everyone is welcome to attend.

Two identical sessions will be held on the same day with attendees welcome to register for either of the sessions.

The sessions will cover subjects including: what autism is, how it is diagnosed, terminology used and how to recognise autistic behaviours and traits.

The training will take place on Monday 7 October in Chesterfield Borough Council’s Town Hall in committee room one.

The times of the sessions are noted below:

  • Morning session: 9.30am to noon
  • Afternoon session: 1pm to 3.30pm

The training is free of charge and a light lunch will be provided between noon and 1pm.

Councillor Sharon Blank, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for governance, said: “We are pleased to be offering these extra autism awareness training courses at Chesterfield Borough Council.

“The previous courses took place in June and were fully booked, with extra people asking if they could come along. There are 50 places available in total on the latest courses, 25 in the morning and 25 in the afternoon but I would encourage any one who is interested to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.”

For more information on the course contents or to book your place contact a member of the Policy team:, or call 01246 345 247.

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Dom Stevens

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