I can provide your school with training on lots of different topics, I like to make my training practical , fun and full of strategies . If there is . a topic that you would like me to cover at your school but its not listed here then please just e-mail ( If I listed every topic here it would be overwhelming)
so what is autism ?
If you have staff who have not had autism training before, and staff with lots of experience a overview of Autism can be a useful starting point, terminology changes overtime and also the research in autism has changed our understanding , as well as more Autistic voices being heard.
Obviously I am only one person , and every Autistic person is different but many schools find it helpful to hear about my experiences of school and how . I have made a happy adult life.
Top 10 tips
This can be delivered in 1 hour ( or top 5 in 3o minutes) and is aimed at quickly giving staff tools they can use to work with Autistic young people.
many Autistic children are vulnerable and need extra help to learn how to keep safe with . things like friendships and using public transport . The session can be tailored .for the age group you teach , but secondary schools also often ask for information on safety around sex and relationships
Many Autistic kids find emotions difficult to manage, in addition many Autistic people have Alexithymia which makes it difficult recognise the emotion you are feeling
Communication can be very difficult for Autistic people and non autistic people in this session we explore where areas off difficulty might be like non verbal communication , literal understanding and context and I introduce strategies to address the issues
Many Autistic people experiance the sensory` world differently to non autistic people. In This training I will help you learn about the different sensory experiences and Strategies that can help.
Girls On the Autism spectrum
This training session explores issues that are perhaps more common in Autistic girls but could also be issues for any Autistic person.
A session to help your school better understanding the experiances of Autistic people who have periods, and tools and infomatiion on menstrual cups, period underwear and cloth pads you can share with families.
Theory of Mind
Theory of Mind is the skill we use to understand what other people might be thinking ( even if they are saying something different ) this can be a hard skill for Autistic people to learn.