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Autism Training Events

Discussion in 'Primary' started by anon4582, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. I was wondering if anyone has attended training/events on Autism and if you found it useful and can recommend it?.
    What kind of things did it cover?
    Has this information helped you understand and help a child with an ASD?
    (I'm posting in here because SEN doesn't usually get as much response!)
    Thanks [​IMG]
  2. Loony tunes

    Loony tunes New commenter

    That's quite a general question! It might help if you gave us an idea of your situation.
    I work in a special needs school rather than mainstream. I did a 3 day TEACCH course last year that was fantastic (though a fair price!). It gave me a really good understanding of ASD and how to set up and run a structured approach to teaching children with ASD. I was a bit backwards in that I ended up teaching SEN before I had any real training/understanding of it so the course was really helpful to me and gave me a real understanding of why we do things a certain way.
  3. We have a child with HFA; short attention span, sensory issues, comprehension problems etc. I've read a fair amount of books on it and asked various questions on the forum re: implementation of visual timetables and action cards, but with limited experience, I want to ensure we cover as much as possible. I've seen a session via 'Autism Education' on the 9th although maybe a little late now to book - but wanted feedback from others on what kind of courses/sessions they have attended and if they found them beneficial. If there is a particular one that covers more than most. I've heard of TEACCH, although I don't know a great deal about it! (please excuse the lack of paragraphs - small screen hand device). :)
  4. Loony tunes

    Loony tunes New commenter

    I don't know much about Autism Education and haven't been on any of their courses so obviously can't say too much but I've just looked at the course details and had a quick look at some of their resources and they look like the sort of thing that could be useful to you...

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