Autism and Me
- Many of our students with Autism struggle to understand their own diagnosis and what it means to them.
- Our students have to come to terms with their diagnosis and at the same time try to cope in a non-autistic world.
- It is an intervention for students with a diagnosis of Autism.
- It will be held every Friday during our Interventions Morning.
- It has been developed from materials developed by Peter Vermeulen and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishing
Aims of Intervention
- To become aware of own uniqueness and celebrate their autism.
- To recognise their own strengths and how they can contribute to society
- To be confident with their autism and develop strategies to cope with the wider world.
- The structure of the programme has been developed to explore individuality and uniqueness.
- The course looks at their outside appearance, likes, dislikes, thoughts and feelings and how we have similarities but that we are still unique.
- Students will complete their own journal and reflect on what knowledge they have gained about themselves and each other.
- They will set themselves small targets to explore throughout the school week with a focus on communication and interaction skills.
- Teachers and TA's will feedback on observed skills in the wider school.
- Pupils will complete their own feedback and will have their own journals.
- Feedback through end of year reports.
- Through tracking targets set.