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Completing Autism Awareness And Strategies For The Educational will contribute 5 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 be aware of how ‘autism’ is for their students. The autism world can be a literal sensory minefield for students & the school environment needs to be designed where it creates a secure space that is conducive to learning. 

Children who have autism have different learning styles & as educators we need to be aware of how to cater to the various styles to develop the best strategies to teach them.

 This course aims to:

  • Provide autism awareness for all stakeholders who intend to work, or are working with students who have autism.

  • Develop an understanding of what autism ‘is’ from the student’s perspective. 

  • Provide training, education & strategies for educators, support workers & ancillary staff who intend to work, or are working with students who have autism.

  • Provide educational strategies, including sensory strategies; differentiating learning depending on learning styles and using technology for students with differing abilities.


Primary & Secondary Teachers, Special Education Teachers & Inclusion Co-ordinators.

 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.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction & Overview

    • Course Overview

    • Reference to Professional Standards

  • 2

    Module 1: Overview of Autism Awareness

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Autism: What is it?

    • Should We Insist on Eye Contact with People who have Autism Spectrum Disorders

    • The Traditional Meaning of Autism, & What That Means For Our Students

    • The Individuality of Autism

    • Secondary Conditions & Difficulties Associated with Autism

    • Activity: What Does Autism Mean to You?

    • Activity: Reflect on Autism Videos

    • The Chris Varney Story

    • Sensory Issues

    • Mental Health & Wellbeing - Aspect Australia Fact Sheet

  • 3

    Module 2: How an Individual with Autism Experiences the World

    • Aims and Objectives

    • What do You Want People to Know about Having Autism?

    • The Transforming Educational Environment and 21st Century Learning

    • Changing Educational Paradigms

    • Inclusive Education: Why Inclusion?

    • Activity: Barriers to Inclusion

  • 4

    Module 3: Sensory Issues

    • Aims and Objectives

    • What Are Sensory Issues?

    • Sensory Overload & Learning Styles

    • Activity: Sensory Overload

    • Strategies for Behaviour Meltdowns

    • Learning Styles of Students with Autism

    • Activity: Sensory Awareness

    • Activity: Gardner's Multiple Intelligences

    • Sensory Processing - Aspect Australia Fact Sheet

    • Suggestions for collaboration with colleagues

  • 5

    Module 4: Learning Strategies & Technology for Autism

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Strategies to Improve Student Concentration & Work Effectively

    • Mobile Technology & Autism

    • Activity: Learning Strategies & Technology

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

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