Understanding autism course

This practical course aims to demystify autism and equip educators with the right understanding to best support their learners. This course is ideal for teachers, teacher aides, SENCOs, Learning Support Co-ordinators (LSC), RTLBs, kaiako in early learning settings, and leaders. This run as both a face-to-face and online course.

One in five young people in our education system requires some level of additional support in order to reach their potential. They may have learning difficulties, disabilities, challenging behaviour, be disadvantaged or have mental health concerns.

What does the understanding autism course focus on?

  • background on autism – what the condition is
  • practical strategies for teachers to assist in managing autism to enhance learning
  • question and answer session
  • unpacking real life scenarios as a group.

How we work with you

Brenda Ellis will be leading this series of courses. Brenda has specialist knowledge, expertise and in-depth experience in learning support, having recently joined Evaluation Associates from Salisbury School (a national residential school for young people with complex needs based in Nelson). Brenda brings her years of sensible, practical experience to this empowering workshop.

You choose how you want to engage with this important learning. We run as both a face-to-face and online course.

Who should engage in this course

This course is ideal for all educators – teachers, teacher aides, SENCOs, Learning Support Co-ordinators (LSC), RTLBs, kaiako in early learning settings, and leaders.

Dates 

This online course starts from the 1st of March 2021. We offer this course monthly so you can fit it in with your busy schedule.

If you wish for us to deliver this as a face-to-face course, please contact Brenda Ellis - b.ellis@evaluate.co.nz 

Costs

The course costs $175 per person excluding GST

Course funding


Teacher aides currently working in schools can apply to the Ministry of Education Teacher Aide PLD Pilot Fund to attend this course. The pilot fund will meet the course costs for successful applications, and up to $500 per person for travel and/or accommodation as required. 

Learning support PLD: Understanding Autism

Monday 1 March - Wednesday 31 March,

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