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Creating Autism Champions


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1. Introduction 2. School Staff notes for Autism Awareness Training. 3. Assembly Notes - Autism Awareness for the Whole School. 4. Lesson plans for Autism Champions. 5. Involving the Child with Autism. 6. Partnership with Parents. 7. Creating Champions for Autism. 8. Photocopiable Resources. 9. Sources of Information.

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A comprehensive programme for raising autism awareness and promoting inclusion in primary schools

About the Author

Joy Beaney is an experienced teacher and autism specialist based in the UK. In the course of her career she has run a facility for children with autism attached to a mainstream primary school, been Assistant Head at a special school, manager of an Inclusion Support Service that provided training and outreach support for staff in mainstream schools. She is also a lecturer for a postgraduate certificate course in Autism.


This book is easy to use, and ideal for busy education professionals who want to raise whole school awareness of autism without intimidating anyone. The materials for staff and pupils are clear and well-structured, and would help any school to establish a culture of championing autism. -- Sarah Wild, Headteacher, Limpsfield Grange School
The author's depth of experience shows in her ability to present a complex condition in such a clear and practical way. Schools will find it particularly helpful that the attractive materials are aimed separately at staff, primary pupils, or children who want to become Autism Champions. -- Dr Rona Tutt OBE, Past President of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)
This excellent resource book fills an enormous gap. Including a scripted assembly and five detailed lesson plans, young people can be effectively coached to actively support their ASC peers. I strongly recommend it to all schools. -- Ros Huntley B.Ed., M.Ed., ASC Senior Specialist Teacher, Essex South
With all teachers now expected to be teachers of SEND and SENCOs driving the development of a more inclusive universal provision, these ready-made resources offer a cost-effective and valuable addition to any school development programme. -- Saira Pester * Special Children *

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