A growing number of students with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) are educated in general education settings. To support them effectively and maximize their learning potential, it is essential that all school staff fully understand their needs. This complete training package demonstrates the value of using self-evaluation tools to improve services, and includes:Guidance on delivering professional development to ensure inclusive practices schoolwideActivities and case studies to facilitate discussion Discussions of issues related to School Access Plans and the Disability Equality DutyAdvice on useful resources, literature, and Web sitesA CD-ROM with PowerPoint slides Teachers, SENCOs, and management staff in primary and secondary schools will find this an essential training resource.

Planning INSET and Using the Training Materials in Your Setting

Planning INSET and Using the Training Materials in Your Setting

Planning INSET and using the training materials in your setting

This section will examine different ways of delivering INSET to colleagues, giving details of the issues for consideration, such as where should the INSET take place? What media should I use? What is the message I want to convey? Is there going to be a follow-up session? It will also suggest different ways in which schools can build up a resource bank of materials on Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). It will tell the reader about the ways in which the training package can be used in school. Some schools may want to focus on one or two particular sections, e.g. 2 and 3 to raise general ...

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