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AET autism and anxiety module

This module on autism and anxiety in schools will provide delegates with an understanding of what we mean by anxiety, how it appears in autistic children and young people (CYP), what the key triggers are, and what teaching staff can do to support autistic pupils.

It is designed so that the training can be delivered to staff working with different age groups and in mainstream and specialist school settings.

Training objectives

  • have greater knowledge about how prevalent and impactful anxiety can be on autistic pupils
  • learn that anxiety can be transactional and we all have a role in reducing anxiety in school
  • understand that there is a toolbox of approaches that can be used to reduce anxiety and the first step is to learn about the individual’s triggers and preferred means of support
  • understand that by reducing anxiety we can significantly improve a CYP’s ability to engage with school life and their peers, as well as improve general well-being.

"Weeks run from Monday to Sunday. Please note that weeks without communications to schools are ignored and the links will go to the last week where a communication was made in this category."