Professional Development: An Introduction to Teaching Autistic Children


Reframing Autism invites educators and educational support staff to join Dr Melanie Heyworth for an introductory workshop on teaching Autistic children. Very often, Autistic children find schools overwhelming and challenging environments. We will give teachers and other support staff Autistic-endorsed and practical strategies for including Autistic children in your classroom so that everyone, Autistic and non-autistic alike, can thrive.

Overview of content

  • Autistic definition of Autism
  • Overview of respectful language
  • Introduction to the Autistic brain
  • Inclusion in the classroom
  • Autistic needs in classroom
  • Practical steps to support Autistic learners
  • Opportunities to reflect on the implications to your teaching practice

You will also receive

  • A PDF including further reading and resources
  • A professional development certificate will be issued upon completion of the workshop and feedback survey.

Delivery: Online on-demand

Duration: 3 hours 20 minutes

Price: $80


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Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

The Reframing Autism team would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we have the privilege to learn, work, and grow. Whilst we gather on many different parts of this Country, the RA team walk on the land of the Amangu, Awabakal, Bindjareb, Birpai, Whadjak, Wiradjuri and Yugambeh peoples.

We are committed to honouring the rich culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this Country, and the diversity and learning opportunities with which they provide us. We extend our gratitude and respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and to all Elders past and present, for their wisdom, their resilience, and for helping this Country to heal.

Join us on the journey to reframe how society understands Autism