Autism & Girls What to look for and how to support them
Sarah-Jane Critchley is passionate about helping autistic people, their families, friends and supporters live happier lives of their own choosing. In this session she explains how to spot autistic girls (and non-stereotypically autistic boys) in your classroom and what you can do to support them.
Sarah-Jane gives examples of how girls present differently to boys and highlights the tools you need to support pupils
who are masking their difficulties and who are ‘not fine in school’.
This training session will help you to identify needs and improve support for pupils with Autism in your school
This session was originally presented under our previous brand Training for Education
Key takeaways from Sarah-Jane’s training
– Understand why autistic girls are under identified –
– Know what to look for in non-stereotypically presenting girls (and boys) –
– Understand how fight, flight and freeze affect autistic girls –
– Understand the role and impact of masking –
– Know what strategies to use to support autistic girls –
This session is ideal for anyone with an interest in Autism and helping non sterotypically presenting girls (and boys).
It’s particularly aimed at SENCOs, Class Teachers, Teaching Assistants, School Senior Leadership Team and Parents.
Sarah-Jane had great feedback from teachers who watched her LIVE broadcast
“Listening to answers to others’ questions and Sarah-Jane’s personal experiences was especially interesting and useful for me.”
Tricia Lipsett, Teacher – Kilpatrick School
“It really highlighted the difficulties faced by girls, putting them into every day, particularly during puberty. Introspection was a new term for me and I found it very relevant to a couple of our girls and the struggles they have had with aspects of toileting.”
Mrs Juliet Joynson, Head of Learning Support (Upper Prep) – Thomas’s Battersea
“The video was very helpful and informative about girls with autism including those that typically mask and are often not adequately supported in the education setting as a result of this. Sarah-Jane was very clear and concise in delivering explanations and there were lots of opportunities to explore in more depth with the links provided on the slides – which can be easily downloaded.”
Jade Dunnachie, HLT – ALP Nuneaton
About the Creator
Sarah-Jane Critchley / Founder, Different Joy Partnership
Sarah-Jane Critchley is Founder of the Different Joy Partnership focused on helping autistic people, their families, friends and supporters live happier lives of their own choosing. She is also the internationally recognised author of ‘A Different Joy: The Parents’ Guide to Living Better with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD and More…’ and a contributor to two titles on autism and girls, as well as an international keynote speaker.
For over 10 years, Sarah-Jane managed the Autism Education Trust, working to improve educational provision for young people with autism. She identifies as autistic and is the proud mother of two young adults (a late-diagnosed girl and boy), has been married to her husband for nearly 30 years and shares her home with 2 Aspie cats.
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