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The Autism Toolbox: providing support for children in mainstream schooling


23/04/2018 09:30






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This training introduces the Autism Toolbox – an online resource developed through the Scottish Strategy for Autism that promotes inclusive learning and teaching for autistic children and young people in mainstream environments.

Practitioners can use the tool to upskill their knowledge and learn more about how to make their approach and setting more autism friendly.

Key learning:

  • Basic introduction to autism
  • How autism might affect a child's experience of learning
  • Tips on how to make the environment more autism friendly
  • Identifying triggers and managing challenging behaviour
  • Case studies to put learning into practice.

Facilitator bio

Corrie McLean, Autism Improvement Officer, Autism Network Scotland

Corrie has been working with autistic children in some form for nearly 12 years. She has a background in primary school teaching and a focus on additional support needs. Corrie also has a sibling with autism.

Christine Collingwood, Autism Improvement Officer, Autism Network Scotland

Christine has professional qualifications in social work and social work education. She worked for many years with children and families. Christine has also worked in the field of health and research, and in the charitable sector. She has been involved with autistic children and adults at various stages of their life journey.

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