Supporting Students with Autism in K-6

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The Supporting Students with Autism in K-6 course is designed to:

  • develop an understanding of the wide range of characteristics of students with Autism ;
  • explore a range of strategies which address the needs of students with Autism in the areas of language and cognitive development, communication skills and social behaviour;
  • develop specific strategies to help students with Autism access the curriculum, manage their own stressful reactions and modify their behaviours

Participants will also write a social story that addresses the individual needs of students; and develop an understanding of how to set up an effective learning environment for students Autism.

Thursday 7 March

Online via zoom

Dr Rose Dixon

Dr Roselyn Dixon has been a special education teacher in both mainstream and special education settings in primary and secondary schools. Rose has been in academia and involved with Inclusive Education for more than 25 years. She has published research in the fields of social skills and behavioural interventions for people with a range of disabilities including students with Oppositional Defiance Disorders and Autism.

She has been actively involved in examining the relationship between digital technologies and pedagogy in special education and inclusive classrooms for students with Autism as well as the implications of the NDIS on people with disabilities in rural and remote communities. Rose is an Honorary Associate Professor at the School of Education, University of Wollongong, where she was previously the Academic Director of Inclusive and Special Education. She continues to support doctoral students in Inclusive and Special education with a focus on Autism. 

Completing Supporting Students with Autism in Years K-6 will contribute 5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/children with Disability addressing standard descriptors 1.1.2 & 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Teachers in K-6

$220 (Federation members only)


JPL Article

Supporting students with autism: Strategies that really work in the classroom

“It was an amazing course! Rose was an excellent presenter.”

“This was invaluable day of professional development for me. I enjoyed meeting so many competent teachers who shared their experiences.”

“Thank you very much for the very through and informative sessions. I’ve learned a lot.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this PL. Thank you for a wonderful day filled with eye opening learning.”

“A great seminar where I gained a lot of strategies for my toolbox.”