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Get ready for Autism Acceptance Week (March 28th - April 3rd) with our top 5 resources

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Date 25th Mar 2022

Did you know that one in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK?

With both world autism acceptance week and autism awareness month taking place from March 28th onwards and continuing throughout April, we’re sharing our five most popular resources for teachers, parents, and carers to help raise awareness and offer support children and young people on the spectrum.

1. Free short course

Autism for Parents

Aimed at parents and carers, this free course from OLT provides a fantastic insight for anyone who supports a child with autism. It’s available to start immediately and contains lots of video interviews of parents of children with autism.

Find out more

2. SENbites (bitesizde learning)

On your radar: Girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Are you aware that some girls in your school might have autism and are hiding in plain sight?

Aimed at teachers, teaching support staff and parents/caregivers, this 7-minute video will help identify the hidden needs of girls on the autistic spectrum and support you in responding to your pupils/daughters’ triggers.

Watch now

3. Now available on catch up!

Identifying the needs of girls with ASD

Louise Batalla-Duran, Head of Autism Services, discusses the often invisible and undiagnosed needs of girls with ASD. This thought-provoking webinar looks at the ways parents and educators can work together to identify and implement strategies that reduce anxiety and challenging behaviours so girls with ASD can learn to thrive at home and in school.

Watch on demand

4. New! Enhanced content

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Take your understanding of autism to the next level with out online ASD course, rated 4.5 out of 5 by our community. In partnership with Lou Duran, Head of Autism Services, the course has been updated to explore how ASD presents in girls, and their support needs. CPD certified for 20 hours learning, the start date is flexible to suit your needs.

Find out more

5. Expert blog

How to differentiate for autism in the classroom

From multisensory aids to the development of social skills, expert blogger Sarah Lucia shares her experiences and offers practical advice and interventions to help support students with autism in the classroom.

Read our blog

Help support Autism awareness month!

Join us this April! We’ll also be supporting teachers, parents and carers during autism awareness month by sharing resources, inspirational stories and tips and advice about how to support children and young people with autism. The good news, it's easy to get involved in four simple steps:

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