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24SPR14 Unveiling the Role of SNAs in Supporting Students with Autism: Understanding Autism and Stims

24SPR14 Unveiling the Role of SNAs in Supporting Students with Autism: Understanding Autism and Stims

Join Magdalena for a two-day enlightening webinar series that delves into the critical role of Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) in supporting students with autism. At the heart of this comprehensive exploration is the understanding and management of stimming behaviours—vital for fostering a truly inclusive educational environment.

Day 1: Understanding Autism

Webinar Highlights: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Gain insights into the characteristics and unique needs of students with autism.

The Significance of SNAs: Explore the pivotal role that Special Needs Assistants play in the lives of students with autism, ensuring their academic and emotional success.

Effective Communication: Learn strategies for establishing rapport, understanding non-verbal cues, and fostering trust between SNAs and students with autism.

Inclusive Classroom Strategies: Discover practical methods for adapting teaching approaches, materials, and environments to meet the diverse needs of students with autism.

Collaborative Teamwork: Understand the importance of collaborative partnerships between SNAs, teachers, parents, and other professionals in the educational journey of students with autism.

Day 2: Decoding Stims and Enhancing Student Engagement

Webinar Highlights: Understanding Stims: Explore the concept of stimming, its various forms, and the underlying reasons behind these behaviours.

Stim vs. Self-Regulation: Differentiate between stimming and self-regulatory behaviours and discover how to encourage the latter for improved focus and learning outcomes. 

Practical Strategies: Dive into evidence-based strategies that SNAs can employ to support students with autism in managing stimming behaviours and building emotional regulation.

Engaging Classroom Activities: Explore creative, sensory-friendly activities and teaching methods to keep students with autism engaged and motivated.

By the end of this two-day webinar, you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to empower your mission to create an inclusive and supportive learning environment for students with autism. Together, we will unveil the beauty of neurodiversity and help each student reach their full potential.

Who Should Attend: Special Needs Assistants (SNAs), Teachers and Educators, School Administrators, Parents and Caregivers, Anyone interested in fostering inclusivity in educational settings.

Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your understanding of autism, strengthen your support capabilities as an SNA, and contribute to the educational success of students on the autism spectrum.

Register now for this engaging and informative two-day webinar!

Course Details

Course Date 26-02-2024 7:00 pm
Course End Date 04-03-2024 8:00 pm
Cut off date 26-02-2024 1:30 pm
Fee Free
Select Hours 2
Speaker Magdalena Landziak
Location Online