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Welcome to the second training module from Accept Behaviour.


In this module you will understand;

  • The differences between awareness and understanding of autism

  • Problems that can occur with the traditional teaching approaches to how we support autistic children to reach their ‘full human potential’

‘An Awareness of autism is not the same as an understanding of autism’

Awareness of autism

  • We know autism is a disability 

  • There are over 160,000 autistic pupils in schools across England. * Over 70% are in mainstream school

Understanding  of autism 

  • Listening to find out what it feels like to be autistic for a child

  • Getting to know a child’s preferred ways of learning

  • To understand every autistic child is different and will need different types of support

  • To know sometimes we don’t have the answers, and that is ok

  “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” Dr Stephen shore

"right from the start, from the time someone came up with the word ‘autism', the condition has been judged from the outside, by its appearances, and not from the inside according to how it is experienced.” Donna Williams

  • It is important to see autism from the child perspective 

  • To fully understand autism, it is important to appreciate how autistic people experience the world, and to listen to what autistic children tell us about their experiences. 

    Autism Education Trust

The traditional view of educating children

  • Try and view your  autistic learners as being on a linear journey rather than vertical 

  • Most of the kids you teach will remain in this block and still reach their full human potential.

  • I believe they achieve this by learning their way not the traditional way.

A child who does not respond to traditional teaching is not a failure… and neither is the teacher or the parent.

We just need to see how they learn best and do that to the best of our capabilities.

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