Tool Kit for Supporting Autistic & Neurodivergent Students

Tool Kit for Supporting Autistic & Neurodivergent Students

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Neurodivergent students make up approximately 10% of students in classrooms. These students face unseen challenges every day that impact their learning, emotional growth and overall well-being. Understanding how to assess and strategise around meeting the needs of neurodivergent students enhances the practice of inclusion in schools and improves learning outcomes.

The tools provided in this course have been specifically designed to help teachers assess the unmet needs of their neurodivergent students, and to assist in developing support which is individualised and tailored for each student.

Your Presenter

This course is written and presented by Michelle Swan. Michelle is an internationally known autistic Australian writer, speaker, resource developer, mentor, and neurodiversity rights advocate. Michelle’s work focuses on self-understanding and personal development, peer support, community building and meaningful inclusion in all settings. Through centering the voices of neurodivergent people in conversations about neurodiversity, she encourages real understanding of their experiences and appropriate ways to support them. While Michelle does have qualifications in Education and Psychology, she presents “Tool Kit for Supporting Autistic & Neurodivergent Students” from her perspective of lived experience of neurodiversity as an autistic woman raising neurodivergent children, from her experience working with and supporting neurodivergent people, and from the research and experience of the international neurodivergent community. This course will give you a perspective on supporting autistic and neurodivergent students that can only be gained by listening to someone who lives it!

General Info

This course was developed for teachers and support staff of Pre-school through to Stage 6, and is presented face-to-face over 6 hours. Catering, participant workbooks and resources are included in the course fees. A Certificate of Participation will be issued on completion.

It is recommended, but not essential, that participants complete the professional development course “Autism & Neurodiversity in the Classroom”, before attending this course. Both of these courses are only scheduled, in each location, once a year. For your convenience, they are run on consecutively in each location.

Enrolments for this course will close one week before the session date, or when it has reached capacity. 

Course Structure

Module 1: What is neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is a relatively new term. This module discusses and defines its parameters.

    Module 2: Neurodiversity and the school environment

    Sharing of the experiences of those in the neurodivergent community regarding sensory processing challenges, language and communication, executive function, emotions and anxiety.

      Module 3: Sensory needs

      Assessing unmet sensory needs, and meeting individual sensory needs using common sensory diet requirements and individualising strategies for each student assessed. 

        Module 4: Communication needs

        Assessing unmet communication needs, and supporting development of effective communication strategies.

           Module 5: Executive Function needs

          Assessing unmet executive function needs, and supporting executive function development.

             Module 6: Emotional needs

            Assessing unmet emotional needs, supporting emotional growth, and anxiety reduction strategies. 


              Enrolling in this course indicates your acceptance of Yurrandaali Education's cancellation policy.


              Completing "Tool Kit for Supporting Autistic & Neurodivergent Students" will contribute 5 hours of NESA registered Professional Development addressing 3.5.2, 4.1.2, 6.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.