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Enabling Children on the Autistic Spectrum to Thrive in School

A one day masterclass with Gareth D Morewood

Open Training Course Open Course
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Suitable for: This masterclass is suitable for teachers, support staff, SENDCos and other middle or senior leaders supporting autistic children within mainstream or special school settings at either primary or secondary level.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Special

Course Reference: 8388WW
Price: £349.00 + VAT or hold in-house
10am - 4pm Book Now

Our understanding of the autistic spectrum is evolving all the time. Drawing on the latest evidence base and many years of frontline experience, Gareth will walk you through all that you need to know to really understand learners of the autistic spectrum. By the end of the day you’ll be able to accurately gauge the needs of learners and families and confidently apply a wide range of ideas and strategies designed to enabled autistic learners to shine.

  • Understand the strengths and challenges autism brings
  • Explore your role in supporting those on the autistic spectrum
  • Create an effective support environment
  • Work collaboratively with individual pupils and their families
  • Receive a free copy of “The Reflective Journey – a practitioners’ guide to the Low Arousal Approach”


Understanding autism
  • What life is like for pupils on the autistic spectrum
  • The range of strengths and challenges experienced by autistic children
  • Common misconceptions around autism
  • Why meltdown and shutdown occur and to prevent it
It starts with you
  • Our role – when are we part of the problem?
  • How to tailor our practice to meet the needs of autistic pupils
  • What about the rest of the class?
  • Managing and learning from crisis moments
The right environment
  • How to create an environment where autistic pupils can thrive
  • The physical environment – simple steps that make a difference
  • Creative the right emotional, social and communication environments
Supporting individuals
  • Working with individuals and their families to create a shared understanding
  • Creating simple plans for individualised support
  • Simple emotional regulation and coregulation strategies
  • Supporting pupils to support themselves

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