Girls and Autism
"We're failing girls at the moment. We are doing many thousands of them a great disservice. They are either not being picked up in the first place, but if they ask for help they are being turned away. Even if they are referred for diagnosis, they are commonly rejected." Dr Judith Gould.
Come and learn from Emma Turver our specialist teacher and mother of an autistic daughter, who will focus on the stories of autistic girls and women. This half day course will equip you to understand girls and autism better.
Emma will talk about her experiences identifying and supporting autistic girls in schools and what we need to be aware of. It is true that many girls present differently to the typically ‘male’ presentation of autism. We will look at masking, mirroring, emotional regulation and mental wellbeing.
Although this course is aimed at learning about autism in girls, there will be autistic boys that share characteristics and challenges that girls do. Everyone is welcome at this course.
|Event Date||Tue-15-October-2019 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||Tue-15-October-2019 12:30 pm|
|Cut off date||Mon-14-October-2019|
Lego® Based Therapy
This is a school based INSET training course.
LEGO® - based Therapy is a collaborative, play based social skills intervention designed to improve social competence in children with autism and related conditions.
|Event Date||Thu-31-October-2019 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||Thu-31-October-2019 2:30 pm|
|Cut off date||Mon-28-October-2019|
Pathological Demand Avoidance
People are becoming more aware of the term PDA or Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome as part of the autism spectrum. This anxiety driven condition is surrounded by controversy and confusion as to what it is and whether it is a separate diagnosis. This course will examine the main features and case studies of PDA and will look at why parents and professionals may need to look at the characteristics and support strategies when working with highly anxious autistic children. You will learn what researches say PDA is, how to understand the demand avoidance behaviours of highly anxious autistic children and what the main support strategies are. We will look at the importance of having a wide variety of support strategies available, the importance of key staff/adults and how to support the wellbeing of a child with a PDA profile.
This course is suitable for Primary and secondary SENCOs, teachers and TAs, parents and others working with autistic young people. We welcome autistic people on our courses. Please get in touch with us by email so we can arrange to meet your needs.
|Event Date||Tue-12-November-2019 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||Tue-12-November-2019 3:00 pm|
|Cut off date||Mon-11-November-2019|
How To Write Social Stories
Many schools are advised to use Social Stories with autistic pupils but not everyone is sure what they are or how to write them. They can be an effective support if written well, but there is also a lot of misunderstanding of how to write social stories resulting in inefective, and sometimes harmful attempts to change child’s behaviour.
This course will teach you how to write a social story, how to personalise them and when and when not you should use them with autistic pupils. You will write your own story and receive a copy of Lynn McCann’s book - “Stories that Explain” a collection of over 60 editable social stories for you to use in your setting. This course is suitable for teachers, SENCOs, TAs, parents and anyone working with autistic young people.
|Event Date||Tue-10-December-2019 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||Tue-10-December-2019 3:00 pm|
|Cut off date||Mon-9-December-2019|
Sensory Integration & Autism
With Ruth Kiley – Sensory Occupational Therapist
This course will cover the sensory systems and differences in autistic children and young people and explain how this affects other areas of their communication, interaction, responses to the environment and access to learning.
|Event Date||Tue-17-March-2020 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||Tue-17-March-2020 3:00 pm|
|Cut off date||Mon-16-March-2020|
Autism, Anxiety and Emotional Regulation
Anxiety is a constant companion of many autistic children and can affect their mental health. This course looks at the complex nature of anxiety in autistic children and young people and how we can support mental wellbeing. Lynn draws on her and Emma's years of supporting autistic young people in schools to share some of the realities of what contributes to anxiety. We look at teaching resources that have made a positive impact on our young people and help you make personalised plans to support the autistic children you work with. We will look at lots of resources and strategies to develope emotional awarenesss and regulation including sensory, self-awareness and teaching resources.
This course is suitable for primary and secondary SENCOs, teachers, TAs and Nurture staff as well as parents and others who work with autistic people. We welcome autistic people who would like to come on the course. Please get in touch with us first so we can support your needs.
|Event Date||Tue-28-April-2020 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||Tue-28-April-2020 3:00 pm|
|Cut off date||Mon-27-April-2020|
Relationships & Sex Education For Autistic Young People
The new statutory framework for Relationships and Sex Education comes into force in September 2020. This course will equip you to develop programmes and resources that will enable autistic and other SEND pupils to engage in this subject in ways that are accessible and meaningful for them.
Who is it for:
Primary, Secondary and Special school staff. Parents and other agencies who work with autistic children and young people.
|Event Date||Tue-12-May-2020 9:30 am|
|Event End Date||Tue-12-May-2020 3:00 pm|
|Cut off date||Mon-11-May-2020|