General Description

Over the past 40 years, there appears to have been a steady increase in the number of children/young people diagnosed with autism. This may be due to improved diagnostic tests, widening of the diagnostic criteria, less stigmatisation of the condition and an increased awareness from health professionals and families alike (Baron-Cohen et al, 2009). 


Individual students who have autism have his/her own unique strengths, abilities and needs. Therefore it is essential that teachers adapt lessons and activities within the curriculum to capitalise on and meet these diverse strengths and needs. Differentiating lessons for students with Autism is vital so that students with this unique condition can reach their full potential.


This course will show you how you can tweak your lessons to cater to students with Autism (and other learning needs) and create a success based learning environment. 



Teachers, Support Staff, Principals



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


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

Completing “Autism: Differentiating For Students on the Autism Spectrum” 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 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Course Overview

    • Professional Standards

  • 2

    Module 1: Differentiation

    • Aims and Objectives

    • What is Differentiation?

    • What is Differentiation? (continued)

    • Re-imagining Disability

    • Brainstorm

    • Inclusion and Belonging - Optional Viewing

    • Summing Up

  • 3

    Module 2: Differentiation & Autism

    • Aims and Objectives

    • How is Differentiation Different for Students who have Autism?

    • Differentiating for Students who have Autism

    • The Way Forward

    • Extra Resources - Optional

  • 4

    Module 3: Differentiating lessons and activities within the classroom

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Differentiation Considerations for Students with Autism

    • Positive Partnerships & Understanding Your Student

    • The Planning Matrix

    • Files for Planning Matrix 1.

    • Files for Planning Matrix 2.

    • Files for Planning Matrix 3.

    • Teacher-Parent Collaboration

    • More on Learning Profiles

    • IEPs

    • Who Will Benefit From an Individual Learning Plan?

  • 5

    Module 4: Lesson Management, Group Work & Resources

    • Aims and Objectives

    • The Classroom

    • Visual Resource

    • Group Work

  • 6

    Module 5: The Importance of Technology

    • Aims and Objectives

    • Technology Why?

    • Benefits of iPads for Students With Autism

    • Helpful APPS

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Features of TTA Online PD

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