Autism Awareness Part 2

Managing Students with Autism

In this course you will learn

  • How to build rapport quickly with students who are on the Autism Spectrum
  • What not to do with children on the Autism Spectrum
  • Behaviour Management and Strategies for the relief teacher


Autism is a very complex condition and it is important for the Relief teacher to be knowledgeable about this condition. It is extremely daunting for any student to have someone in their classroom that they do not know, but it is even more problematic for students on the Autism Spectrum.

Your presence may cause anxiety, stress, frustration and even anger so it’s important for the Relief teacher to have behaviour management and strategies in their ‘toolbox’ in preparation for any scenario.

This course is part two of the Autism Awareness Series. See part 1 here


Addressed Standards

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 1.6, 6.2, & 6.4

This course contributes to 2 professional development hours.

Autism Awareness – Part 2 may be logged as 2 hours of NESA Elective PD. Suggested descriptors: 1.1.2, 1.5.2

4.3 star average rating
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“Packed with useful information on learning to deal with Autistic children in terms of their behaviours, strategies that can be used in the classroom environment and understanding why these children feel anxious. “Teacher in VIC

“Great insights into the needs and behaviours of Autistic students as well as a great deal of helpful information and tips to help me be a better teacher for these children.” – Teacher in NSW

“Great presenter. very experienced and knowledgable in her field. I enjoyed the extra resources and video links shared. The strategies and resources are something to be utilised in the classroom.” – Teacher in NSW

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