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Home > News > 2016 > March > Free workshop: Successful Prep for Children with Autism

Free workshop: Successful Prep for Children with Autism

A free workshop will be held in Woolloongabba on Thursday 31 March to provide early career Prep teachers with training in educating children with autism.

When: Thursday 31 March, 2016 | 9.00am-12.00pm
Where: Autism Hub and Reading Centre | 141 Merton Road, Woolloongabba
Parking: Onsite parking available | Public transport: Park Rd Train Station / Boggo Rd Busway


About this session

This introductory level workshop aims to provide early career Prep teachers with information and advice on making their classrooms inclusive for all students, including those with autism. Simple environmental and instructional adjustments in the Prep classroom can make a positive difference in the way students’ engage with the curriculum, demonstrate their learning and interact with peers.

  • This workshop will provide participants with:
  • Increased awareness of the learning needs of Prep students with autism
  • Practical evidence based strategies for students with autism to access and engage with the curriculum and their peers
  • Tips for partnering with parents and carers
  • Support mechanisms within a school and regional context.

The workshop is aligned with the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:

Standard 1 Know students and how they learn

1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students

1.2 Understand how students learn

1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

1.6 Strategies to support full participation of students with disability

Standard 4 Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments

4.1 Support student participation


Please register via the Eventbrite website

Closing date: Tuesday 29 March, 2016

Contact for enquiries:

Kari Sutton
Manager, Autism Hub
Email: kari.sutton@dete.qld.gov.au
Phone: (07) 3328 6956 

Authorised by Terry Burke, Independent Education Union of Australia – Queensland & Northern Territory Branch, Brisbane.