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.

Carrying Out a School Audit and Planning for Access and Inclusion

Carrying out a school audit and planning for access and inclusion

This section gives an overview of the value of self-evaluation tools in improving the quality of provision and in the formulation of short-, medium-and long-term plans for pupils with ASDs. A number of published and unpublished audits now exist. This section also focuses on some of the issues that such tools might address, e.g. policy and procedure for ASDs, identification and assessment, environment. Also included in this section is an overview of the Disability Equality Duty and School Access Plans, which also impact on service provision for children and young people with ASDs.

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