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Course 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.

NESA Accredited


Principals, teachers, teachers' aides.

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.

$  329 + GST - Individual Enrolment
$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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

Completing Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Education Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework, addressing standard descriptor 1.6.2 from the Australia Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Overview

    • Reference to Professional Standards

  • 2

    Module 1: Overview

    • What Do You Understand About Autism?

    • Activity: 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"

    • Activity: Understanding Autism and Behaviour

  • 4

    Module 3: The Classroom

    • What is an Autism Friendly Classroom?

    • Controlling Your Workplace Environment

    • What Not to Do!

    • Activity: Creating an Autism Friendly Classroom

    • 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

    • Activity: Learning Styles & Strategies

    • More Strategies

    • Activity: Watch a Video and Share

    • When You're on the Right Track!

    • Optional Reading & Resources

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback


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.

Other courses by Dr Karina Barley

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