A short, to the point, helpful course in order to quickly get to grips with supporting someone with Autism
"I liked how the course was presented, easy to listen and watch and very approachable and understandable even for people completely new to the autism world."
"I learned that it is acceptable for a child to want to ‘escape’ from a situation. That we as educators must take a better look at what is going on, at what the child wants to escape from and why. I learned that it is acceptable to make a ‘safe zone’ within the classroom with cushions etc as a private spot for the child to recharge."
"Thank you very much, I really enjoyed the course and found the resources very helpful"
"I like the way she makes it interesting from her own personal experiences with her own children. It confirms that what she does works as it has been tried and tested. I like the way in which she invites you to go further with everything."
"I liked the hands on presentation, which gave very clear examples that I could relate to children i am working with."
"Great to have someone talking that has first hand experience in supporting children with autism"
"I liked how real life situations were given rather than it being focused on hypotheticals."
"Autism 101 gives a clearer understanding from the child’s experience and will be of benefit to individual children within my care."
"It will definitely help me with my work as an SNA. Thank you"
This training course will cover:
• What is Autism?
• Flags for Autism
• Autism as a Sensory Disability
• Techniques that help
• Using Visual Supports
• Motivation and Reinforcement
• Inappropriate Behaviour
• Social Stories
When you attend this course, you will learn what autism is (according to the Mother of two young adults with Autism) and how it affects their children or students in the learning environment.
You will learn ways to help support your pupils, to attend, to organize and to communicate when they need help utilizing simple and affordable techniques such as picture schedules, token rewards, and visual aids.
Training is presented by Lisa Domican, co-creator of Grace App and mother of Liam and Gracie Domican who both have autism. As a parent, Lisa has had 14 years experience of raising her children with autism and has been attending courses and studying evidence based interventions for the last 10 years. As a mother, Lisa fought to understand her initially non-verbal son Liam, and learned to interact with him using the things he liked most. It was the introduction of a simple picture exchange system that prompted Liam to begin imitating and attempting to say the words on the cards he used to make requests.
However, using the same picture exchange system, Lisa was able to prompt Gracie to begin requesting what she wanted with pictures but unlike her brother, Gracie did not begin to develop speech until she was almost 8 years old.
It was Gracie’s complex picture vocabulary that inspired Lisa to create the Grace App as she wanted to keep prompting Gracie’s independent vocalisations and reward her social interaction.
Having created and launched The Grace App on iTunes in March 2010, Gracie’s personal communication development has improved vastly through consistency of use, and the ability to control her own vocabulary by taking and adding pictures via the app.
It is this personal experience that has inspired Lisa to ensure that everyone, regardless of diagnosis or disability, should be given the right to say what they want.
NOTE: You will need to complete the reflective practice module and upload your file in order to obtain your attendance certificate.
Suggested Follow On course: Supporting someone with ASD in the Classroom