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Autism Friendly Schools Pilot Project 2019/2020

AsIAm are excited to announce the launch the ‘Autism Friendly Schools Pilot Project 2019/2020,’
kindly funded by a grant from the Keith Duffy Foundation. This project aims to support schools in the provision of inclusive educational placements for autistic children and young people alongside specialist provision. This exciting new project will reaffirm good practice and support those wishing to foster a school culture that is inclusive of autistic students. The project will cover the following areas:

  • Teaching and learning
  •  Inclusive school culture
  •  Leadership and management
  • Staff professional development

The following steps are involved in the project:

  • Complete the online application form.
  • Complete the AsIAm Autism Friendly Schools CPD course.
  • Release two staff members (preferably one member of senior management/post holder) to
    attend 3 full days of in-service training between 2019-2020.
  •  Principal to attend half of the first training day.
  • Engage with the online toolkit for in-school assessments and the development of strategic
    planning.

AsIAm will provide the three training days as well as refreshments for attendees. There will be no
provision for travel expenses/sub-cover. As we are a charity the pilot project is dependent on an investment of €250 per school to cover the cost of the three training days. The data compiled from the online toolkit will be anonymized and no school or individual will be identifiable. The purpose of this is to form a national perspective on how primary and post-primary schools are engaging in autism friendly practises.

Applications are now closed for the pilot scheme. We thank all applicants for their interest and will be in contact in due course. 

Email autismfriendlyschools@asiam.ie with any questions or queries.

by - 25 September, 2019

Last updated by - October 8, 2019

in Accessibility, Adolescence, Advocacy, Education, Schools, Supports

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