Supporting Autism in School

Course Details
Audience: SENDCOs, Teachers, Support Staff
Date: Wednesday 7th May 2025
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm
Venue: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls
Cost: £150
Facilitated by: Lynsey Thorniley

Autism is a spectrum condition and can affect child and young people in a range of different ways. Autism can affect how a person sees the world and interact with it. There can be some differences in how both verbal and non-verbal language is interpreted. Autistic young people may need support and adjustments to thrive as the world can appear a very unpredictable and confusing place for children and young people to navigate.

The content of the course will explore understanding Autism and the spectrum behaviours in line with the diagnostic tool using the descriptors from the DSM-V criteria.

The course will provide the course attendees with a range of strategies to implement in school to support students thriving in the school environment.

Aims of the course:

  • This course is aimed at developing a comprehensive understanding of what Autism, how it presents and the diagnosis process.
  • The course will explore how to support learning and behaviour to help and support the pupil’s engagement in learning to thrive in school.
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