Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers

The most up to date information on how to teach students who have autism. This course will help you to create a classroom environment where everyone can learn.
Target Audience
Principals, Teachers, Teacher's Aides.
7 reviews

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Autism is a hugely topical area as the statistics for the prevalence of Autism rise with each year. This has many ramifications for the education system and teaching as parents now demand an equal, inclusive education for their children who have Autism.
Mainstream school & teachers are largely ill-equipped and have minimal Autism training. This course will provide you with vital information, strategies and techniques that you can take back to your school and classroom.

This is the second of two courses presented by Karen Barley on Autism Awareness. You can take this course as an extension of the original Autism course or as a stand alone. YOU DO NOT NEED to take the first course to do this one.


Principals, Teachers, Teacher’s Aides.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

A normal online course is delivered over 1-12 weeks and is worth from 3-12 PDhrs depending on the course content and its objectives. Participants will not need to take time off, the course date is the START date only, end dates will be advertised with course hours. Learn more HERE.

This format has a combination of video, images, text and screencasting videos.

This course is a sequel to another course Autism Awareness and Strategies for the Educational Environment, although it is not a prerequisite. You can do each course independently. Plan your own PD journey.

Getting Online

Please note that this is an Online learning format and we use the platform Open Learning. You have 4 weeks to complete the course and can do at your own pace within the start and end dates (advertised). There are no set times where you have to attend any webinars etc, everything you need will be within the Open Learning Platform. If you have any problems navigating Open Learning please contact either or Karen Barley and we will do anything we can to assist you.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


Start Date Location Availability Price    
09/08/2017 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now
30/10/2017 Online Places available $269 + GST Enrol Now



15 minutes

Course Overview
Course Requirements
Technical Requirements
Professional Standards

Autism - Overview

1 hour and 30 minutes

Autism – Autism as a Continuum/Spectrum
Understanding the DSM-V
What does this mean for educators?
Identifying children who may be on the Spectrum and what to do next.

How does Autism affect learning?

1 hour

Don’t mistake autism symptoms for an intellectual disability.
Focus on the positives – what can a student do, NOT what they can’t do.

The Classroom

1 hour and 30 minutes

Strategies for the classroom (Inclusive model)
What to do if you know you are going to have a student with Autism in your classroom.
Collaboration with parents

Lessons & presenting classroom work to students who have Autism

1 hour and 30 minutes

Presenting classroom ‘work’ and lessons students who are on the Autism Spectrum
Understand me, so that you understand my learning style.
Why technology?

Course Summary

15 minutes

Review learning
Identify other professional development opportunities

User Rating


Latest Reviews

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Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers
by Heather Hocking on 22/02/2017

This course was excellent. I good refresher but also I learnt a new data and strategies to support students with Autism.

In particular I gained a lot out of the TED talk and other clips where someone with Autism shared what it’s like to be Autistic.

Finally I found it VERY interesting about girls with Autism and how they differ from boys and why often it is not identified as early as boys. I found this very fascinating.

I would and have recommended this course to my colleagues.

Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers
by Wendy Green on 05/02/2017

I have taken from your course some really great ideas and look forward to putting them into practice in 2017. I found the videos particularly interesting and moving.

Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers
by Geoffrey Xeros on 07/12/2015

Good overview and some useful specific ideas for students with autism.
Good content and interesting resources added or listed for further research.

Autism Awareness - More Strategies & Techniques for Teachers
by Tim Pulo on 12/11/2015

The course continued to provide great strategies that can
be used to best meet the needs of students with Autism.

About the team

Karina Barley


Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She is now undertaking her PHD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.

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