Autism Awareness - Part 1

Presented by Karina Barley in this course you will learn the critical elements of autism awareness, sensory issues & varied learning types and develop strategies for the classroom.
  • 4.3 Rating

    739 reviews

  • Targeted to

    Relief Teachers

  • 2 Hours

    Course Duration
  • Standards

    1.1, 1.5 

About this course

It is vitally important to be aware what it is like for the student who has Autism to have a Relief teacher come into their room.

Students on the Spectrum prefer structure and routine and any change will cause them to feel anxious, frustrated and even angry. 

Your role as the relief teacher is to make life more manageable, and provide strategies that will assist those students on the Autism Spectrum to negotiate the change in their day and help them to as quickly as possible to feel comfortable with you.

This course, designed with the Relief Teacher in mind and will help you to:

  • Understand autism and why having a CRT in their classroom will cause them anxiety.
  • Have some awareness of sensory issues
  • To understand learning styles for clients with autism.
  • Develop strategies for the classroom.

You will learn:

  • Best practice assessment techniques for relief teachers
  • Common signs to look for as markers of understanding
  • How to improve your capabilities around feedback collection and distribution
Course Duration: 2 Hours

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers:
 1.1 and 1.5 

NESA: Autism Awareness – Part 1 may be logged as 2 hours of NESA Elective PD. Suggested descriptors: 1.1.2, 1.5.2

💜 Reviews 💜

“It explained what students with autism are facing everyday in an easy to understand way without all of the jargon. Even though this may have been aimed at relief teachers, there were many points that could be used for a classroom teacher.”
- Tiana L
Teacher in QLD
“I loved the idea of having a visual of your name and a photo of yourself on display and a few ideas for rewards. I loved how the presenter gave a very detailed and clear example of how a child on the spectrum might feel if they were sensory overloaded.”
- Amanda O
Teacher in NSW

Karina Barley M.Ed

Education Consultant


I am an internationally recognised educational consultant specialising in the needs of children with autism. I have over 30 years of experience as an educator, a behavioural therapist, an educational tutor, a course developer and educational technology specialist.