Autism Spectrum Australia

Learning and development courses

These full day courses, which are accredited with the NSW Institute of Teachers, are primarily for teachers, special support personnel and other professionals supporting students with autism. Parents/carers are welcome to attend, but should be advised that the content focuses entirely on school-based planning and support.

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Learning and Development Courses

These full day courses, which are accredited with the NSW Institute of Teachers, are primarily for teachers, special support personnel and other professionals supporting students with autism. Parents/carers are welcome to attend, but should be advised that the content focuses entirely on school-based planning and support.

Supporting students with autism in mainstream school settings (K-6 focus)

Offers an overview of autism, its features and impact on student functioning in integrated learning and social environments. Comprehensive support strategies are explained within a Positive Behaviour Support framework. Opportunities for discussion and problem solving make this an engaging and practical course.

Course topics include:

  • overview of autism, especially high functioning autism (HFA) /Asperger’s Syndrome
  • thinking and learning styles of children with HFA/Asperger’s Syndrome
  • a systematic approach to the implementation of support strategies for behavioural, social, learning, communication and sensory-motor needs in classroom and playground settings.

Introduction to autism and Practical Social Support Strategies (K-6 focus)

Offers an overview of autism, especially HFA/Asperger’s with particular focus on social impairments and implications for social inclusion. Interventions are explained within a Positive Behaviour Support framework and include:

  • practical proactive social support strategies for the classroom
  • social stories, social scripts and comic strip conversation
  • playground/break-time programming
  • diagnosis disclosure
  • peer education
  • implementing group social skills programs
  • recreational social clubs options.

Supporting students with autism in mainstream school settings 7-12 focus

Offers a comprehensive overview of Autism, with particular focus on HFA/Asperger’s Syndrome, its features and its impact on student’s learning, social integration, communication and behaviour in mainstream secondary school settings (Yr 7 to Yr 12). Practical support strategies are explained within a Positive Behaviour Support framework. Opportunities for discussion and problem solving make this an engaging and interactive day.

Course topics include:

  • the normal development issues of adolescence
  • specific challenges of adolescence faced by young people with HFA/Asperger’s Syndrome
  • challenges faced by adolescents with HFA/Asperger’s Syndrome in mainstream high schools.

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Learning and development courses