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Completing Understanding Autism: What teachers need to know for their classroom will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/children with disability addressing standard descriptor 1.6.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Course Description:

It is vitally important for teachers to understand Autism and the complex needs of their autistic students. 

The autism world can be a literal sensory minefield for students, and the school environment should be a secure and safe place that is conducive to learning.

 Autistic students may have different learning needs and as educators, we need to know how to provide the best strategies to increase their confidence and success in learning. 

This course will provide you with an introduction to Autism; help you to understand how the autistic student may be thinking and feeling; and will give you some practical strategies that you can take back to your classroom. 

More importantly, you will walk away with a deeper understanding and awareness of Autism that will inspire you to make fundamental changes to the way that you teach these individuals.

Target Audience

All educators and support staff who will be working with autistic students in the classroom.

Teaching Standards

1.6.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Strategies to support full participation of students with disability: Design and implement teaching activities that support the participation and learning of students with disabilities and address relevant policy and legislative requirements.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction and overview

    • Introduction and overview

  • 2

    Understanding the History and Concept of Autism

    • Understanding the History and Concept of Autism

    • Reflection

  • 3

    Trends and Traits of Autism

    • Trends and Traits of Autism

    • Reflection

  • 4

    Gaining a Deeper Insight into Autistic Traits

    • Gaining a Deeper Insight into Autistic Traits

    • Reflection

  • 5

    Understanding the Sensory Issues in Autism

    • Understanding the Sensory Issues in Autism

    • Reflection

  • 6

    How to Connect with Your Students?

    • How to Connect with Your Students?

    • Reflection

  • 7

    How to create a positive learning environment?

    • How to create a positive learning environment?

    • Reflection

  • 8

    How to improve sociability in autistic children?

    • How to improve sociability in autistic children?

    • Reflection

  • 9

    Course Feedback

    • Please take few minutes to give your feedback.

  • 10

    Resources

    • PDF of slides used in Webinar

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