Autism: Behaviour Pattern or Neurotype?

Our understanding of autism forms the foundations upon which we build: our
teaching strategies, our approaches to behaviour and our wellbeing support. Our
foundational understanding of autism is ultimately the biggest factor in the success
or otherwise of the support we offer to autistic students.

This seminar explores the difference between understanding autism as a pattern of
behaviours and understanding autism as a neurotype. Using real life examples we
will explore the ‘house upon the rocks/house upon the sand’ distinction between
these two understandings of autism, for the outcomes and wellbeing of your students
and those around them, including you!

Joanna Grace