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Course Description

This course is suitable for anyone wanting to develop a deeper understanding about Autism and how to best support Autistic students. This PD is unique as it is written from the perspective of an Autistic individual, who is also a teacher and parent to Neurodivergent children. Teachers will gain valuable insights, strategies and tools to better support Autistic young people.


This course is suitable for anyone wanting to develop a deeper understanding about Autism and how to best support Autistic students. 

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.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1 – An Introduction to Autism

    • Meet the Presenter

    • Questions To Think About

    • Important Words and Terms

    • Article - Neurodiversity and neurodivergence: a guide for families

    • What is Autism?

    • Video – Autism: 10 More Things You Should Know

    • Reflection Activity

  • 2

    Module 2 – Diagnosis and Experiences

    • Social Model of Disability

    • Diagnosis

    • Quiz

    • Reflection Activity

    • My Experiences

    • Reflection Activity

    • Video – Autistic Children Explain Autism in 60 Seconds!

    • Why?

    • Exploring Autism Myths – True or False Quiz

    • Video – Autism Spectrum Disorder: 10 Things You Should Know

    • Early Signs of Autism

    • The Autistic Experience

    • What is Autistic Masking?

  • 3

    Module 3 – Strategies to Support Students

    • Schooling, Education, Strategies and Tools

    • So where to from here?

    • Reflection Activity

    • Suggestions for Collaboration

  • 4

    Module 4 – Further Resources and Conclusion

    • Resources

    • Conclusion

  • 5

    Course Feedback

    • Please take few minutes to give us your feedback

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Natasha Siryj

Natasha Siryj

Natasha is a qualified teacher (Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary). She has undertaken education research and has worked in a variety of settings, including community services, local government and education. Sharing her own lived experience of being an autistic individual, Natasha has presented at conferences and symposiums, and has been a speaker on consultancy and co-design. She has developed and delivered professional development training to teachers across Australia.

Natasha has two children, both of whom are neurodivergent. This, combined with her own lived experience as a ‘twice exceptional’ individual, provides her with unique insight. She appreciates and understands the challenges and needs of neurodivergent children in our current education system, from both the teacher and parent perspective. Passionate about creating a better understanding and support of neurodivergent individuals, Natasha aims to assist others to form a better understanding of neurodiversities such as autism and giftedness.

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