This SENDcast Session will be broadcast LIVE on 8th December 2023 at 1.30pm
Autism: Neurotype or Behaviour?
The impact of understanding autism as a neurotype not as a behaviour pattern
Strategies aimed at autistic people often focus on behaviour, overlooking the significance of autism as a neurotype.
Understanding the distinction between autism as a neurotype and autism as behaviour can have a powerful impact on how you support those whose needs are expressed through behaviour and also those who may be flying under the radar.
Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist Joanna Grace highlights the impact of understanding autism as a neurotype rather than a behaviour pattern. This training session looks at how our approach to autistic people changes once we have respect for the neurological differences autistic people experience. Joanna also explains how this change in perspective and approach can help with people’s mental health, self-esteem and development of personal identity.
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– Understand the difference between thinking of autism as a pattern of behaviour and thinking of autism as a neurotype –
– Experience how understanding this distinction automatically changes your perspective on the difficulties people encounter –
– Articulate why certain strategies deemed suitable for autistic people are based on an understanding of autism as behaviour, rather than respect for the neurological differences autistic people experience –
– Understand how a common neurological difference can effect an autistic person’s behaviour at school and at home –
Who is the session aimed at?
Anyone interested in the experience of autistic people in school, and at home.
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Joanna received great feedback on her previous training session on sensory strategies in the classroom
“Joanna gave background info in easy to grasp way and then moved forward to help the listener appreciate the possible problems/challenges people could have.”
Jane O’Connell – AVP for PL and food teacher, Abbey Hill Acacdemy
“Joanna was very passionate about what she was talking about and gave some interesting and informative points.”
Christine – SENCO, Napier Primary Academy
About the Creator
Joanna Grace / Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist, The Sensory Projects
Joanna Grace is a Sensory Engagement and Inclusion Specialist, Doctoral Researcher, Author of several books on SEND, Trainer and TEDx Speaker. The Sensory Projects works to share the understanding needed to turn inexpensive items into effective tools for inclusion. Joanna’s insight on inclusion comes from her personal and professional life. She has family members with physical disabilities and neurodivergent conditions. Joanna is also a qualified teacher, who has worked to promote the inclusion of children with additional needs in mainstream settings from the early years right up to university.
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