General Description

Autism is a hugely topical area as the statistics for the prevalence of Autism rise with each year. This has many ramifications for the education system and teaching as parents now demand an equal, inclusive education for their children who have Autism.

Mainstream school & teachers are largely ill-equipped and have minimal Autism training. This course will provide you with vital information, strategies and techniques that you can take back to your school and classroom. 


This is the second of two courses presented by Karen Barley on Autism Awareness. You can take this course as an extension of the original Autism course or as a stand alone. YOU DO NOT NEED to take the first course to do this one.



Principals, Teachers, Teacher's Aides.


Teaching Standards

1.5.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities:  Develop teaching activities that incorporate differentiated strategies to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities,

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,

2.6.2 Proficient Level - Know the content and how to teach it - Information and Communication Technology (ICT):  Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful


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

Completing “Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers ” before 4th February 2022 under NESA’s interim arrangements will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum addressing standard descriptors  1.5.2, 1.6.2, 2.6.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Overview

    • Reference to Professional Standards

    • Technical Requirements

  • 2

    Module 1: Overview

    • What Do You Understand About Autism?

    • Reflection Exercises

    • Autism: The Official View

    • Now Consider This...

    • And This...

    • Identifying Possible Autism Traits

    • Extra Resources

  • 3

    Module 2: How Does Autism Affect Learning?

    • Autism Can Often Mask Real Behaviours

    • What About Socialisation?

    • Dr. Temple Grandin "The Autistic Brain"

  • 4

    Module 3: The Classroom

    • What is an Autism Friendly Classroom?

    • Controlling Your Workplace Environment

    • What Not to Do!

    • Research a Teaching Idea to Add to Your Teaching Toolbox

    • Resources for Your Toolbox

  • 5

    Module 4: Lessons and Presenting Classroom Work to Children Who Have Autism

    • Understanding Learning Styles

    • Different Learning Styles

    • Strategies for Dealing with the Student who is on the Autism Spectrum

    • More Strategies

    • Watch a Video and Share

    • When You're on the Right Track!

    • Optional Reading & Resources

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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