Teal tinted image of students listening to a teacher talking. Superimposed over the image is white text reading 'Autism in School' and the presenters' names, Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett

Autism in School

Autism in School, was specifically designed to train teachers and teacher aids in autism to increase their understanding of autism and equip them with specific strategies for teaching the autistic children and adolescents in their classroom, in Primary, High School, Distance Education or Home Schooling. Families and health professionals who support the child or teenager attending school will also benefit.

Who Will Benefit?

  • Educational professionals including: Teachers, Teacher’s Aides, Principals, Deputy Principals, Administrative Staff, Guidance Officers, School Counsellors. (NB: NSW Teachers can use this event as an Elective CPD)
  • Parents and carers with autistic children/teenagers currently attending primary or high school, Distance Education or Home Schooling.
  • Health professionals supporting autistic children and adolescents who attend school, for e.g.: Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Mental Health Nurses

Many teachers feel that their degree did not prepare them to teach autistic students, yet autism occurs in 1 in 44 eight year old children,  so they are highly likely to have at least one autistic child in their classroom. The course starts with understanding the autistic learning profile, including how to adapt teaching styles to accommodate the autistic learning profile.. The course will also focus on understanding why autistic students behave the way they do, and struggle to fit in with classroom expectations and peers, and provides vital clues to the best strategies to assist them to adapt to the school environment. The presenters cover these topics and more:

  • The autistic learning profile
  • Managing executive functioning difficulties
  • How autism presents differently in girls
  • How to understand and relate to your autistic student
  • Strategies to prevent and manage meltdowns and shutdowns
  • Including emotions as part of the classroom curriculum
  • Increasing motivation,  focus and flexible thinking
  • Friendships and creating an inclusive and safe culture
  • Special interests and their uses in the classroom
  • Sensory issues and accommodations

When: 9.30am-4.00pm (AEST Brisbane) Friday 2nd September 2022

Where: Webinar online

Presented by: Professor Tony Attwood and Dr Michelle Garnett

Cost: $195.00 Early Bird (ends 18/08/22) or $230.00 Full Price.  Cost may be claimable from NDIS funding if you are Self-Managed or Plan Managed and you are a parent/carer attending and it meets the reasonable and necessary criteria for your child.

Find out more and register online