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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.

NESA Accredited

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.


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.

$  119 + GST - Individual Enrolment
$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction & Overview

    • Introduction and overview

  • 2

    Understanding the History & Concept of Autism

    • Understanding the History and Concept of Autism

    • Reflection

  • 3

    Trends & Traits of Autism

    • Trends & 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


    • PDF of slides used in Webinar

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

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.



Karina Barley

Karina Barley

Karina Barley (PhD) is an internationally recognised educational consultant specialising in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist. Karina is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioural, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.In addition, Dr Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought-after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

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