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Girls and autism: learning available from children in scotland

Girls and autism: with Sarah Hendrickx

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 in Glasgow

About the event
Girls are still less likely to be diagnosed with autism than boys. Research shows that this can be due to a number of reasons, such as girls being more able to interact socially through delayed imitation. As a result, they are often not referred for diagnosis and miss out on suitable support. 

This seminar is led by Sarah Hendrickx, an expert in autism spectrum conditions who also happens to have Asperger syndrome. 

Key learning:
• Current research into girls on the spectrum – how autism presents differently in girls
• Diagnosis and how to apply the criteria
• Key problems girls face, including anxiety, teen years and co-morbidity
• Strategies to support girls on the spectrum and their families. 

About the trainer
Sarah Hendrickx has been a keynote autism speaker at national autism conferences in the UK and overseas and specialises in speaking on all aspects of autism and Asperger syndrome including relationships, women, gender differences, employment and alcohol.

Sarah was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of 43 – after she had written several books on the subject. 

“As always, Sarah was an excellent speaker – informative, candid and informal. I always enjoy and feel inspired by listening and learning from her.”Girls and autism delegate, October 2017

How to book a place
Online
By calling 0131 313 8828
By emailing events@childreninscotland.org.uk 

Cost to attend
From £89 for Children in Scotland members; from £109 for non-members. 

Free online resource from equality and human rights commission

Schools and education authorities have a duty under the Equality Act 2010 to provide reasonable adjustments for disabled learners.

Understanding how to make reasonable adjustments is particularly important as the attainment gap between disabled and non-disabled learners is significant. This gap suggests that many disabled learners are not yet getting the support they need to succeed. This imbalance in education opportunities must be addressed.

A new resource produced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission will help you do just that, by taking you stage by stage through a number of modules with practical activities to increase your knowledge of reasonable adjustments and teaching strategies to support disabled learners.

Reasonable adjustments include auxiliary aids and services. Examples include the use of interpreters, note takers, real-time computer-aided transcription, voice, text, and video-based telecommunications products to name but a few. Some reasonable adjustments will be new to you but many adjustments will already be common practice – for example, the use of auxiliary aids such as written materials in alternative formats, coloured layovers for dyslexic pupils, pen grips, adapted PE equipment, adapted keyboards and computer software.

This online resource is available at no cost for schools, covering issues around disability and reasonable adjustments. Schools need to register on the system but then can access the resource for free.

 https://unlockingopportunities.equalityhumanrights.com//default.asp