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Understanding and supporting students with autism 2022120W is a Course

Understanding and supporting students with autism 2022120W

Mar 22 - Dec 31, 2022

$350 Enrol

Full course description

Date and time

Tuesday 22 March 2022, 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm

Delivery mode

Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event


This learning event is right for you if you are working in a primary or secondary setting and would like to better understand how to support your students with autism.


This webinar will cover:

  • what is autism, its prevalence, and presentation?
  • what impact will autism have on student’s learning, social engagement and mental health?
  • what are practical ways to support students with autism in the classroom and in the yard?

Autism awareness is improving and individuals are becoming better understood.  Yet there is more to learn to assist these students to thrive in mainstream schools.

This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):

  • Care, Safety and Welfare of Students – Safe environment                                                            


Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers


1.  Know students and how they learn

4.  Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments


Key takeaways               

  • understanding of  the different presentations of autism and the terminology differences
  • awareness of  the neuro-divergence of people with autism and how to work with these differences in a classroom
  • understanding of  the differing sensory needs of autistic students
  • strategies to put into action, and which ones to avoid.


Presenter information

Emma-Rose Parsons      

Emma-Rose Parsons is a psychologist, speaker and board approved supervisor who opened Spectrum House in 2008.  She works both in private clinical practice and with schools, assisting teaching teams to find solutions to mental health concerns in the education environment. She enjoys giving interactive and lively presentations, which are practical and meaningful.