Tool Kit for Supporting Autistic & Neurodivergent Students
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.
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!
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.
Module 1: What is neurodiversity?
Module 2: Neurodiversity and the school environment
Module 3: Sensory needs
Module 4: Communication needs
Module 5: Executive Function needs
Module 6: Emotional needs
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.