Autistic students have different learning needs and as educators, it is imperative to know and understand how to provide the best strategies to increase their confidence and success in learning. Creating a positive classroom climate and connection with your students is a twofold approach to providing the best learning environment for all students and especially your diverse cohort.

This webinar is an extension of our first successful 'Understanding Autism' webinar, however, during this session, the focus will be on developing sound and practical strategies that you can Page 1 take back to your classroom. We will explore the Positive Learning Environment - an evidence based practice that improves behavioural and academic outcomes; and you will be provided with strategies that you can embed into your daily practice.


This webinar would be invaluable to anyone who will be working with diverse students (especially those on the Autism Spectrum) including teachers, leading teachers and support staff.

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 disability and address relevant policy and legislative requirements

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.


Karina Barley

Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing 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.Karen 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, Ms 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.She is now undertaking her PhD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.