Best practice tips for autism
Provide a safe space
Support students to learn social behaviours
Minimise background noise and distractions while giving instructions
Allow the use of noise-reducing headphones
Noise-reducing headphones may help a student if they find the classroom or playground too loud.
Ask how to help
Talk to parents or carers and the student’s support team to find out the best way to work with and support the student. Parents or carers can help you understand a student’s unique strengths and areas they need more help.
Schools need to work in partnership with parents or carers to achieve the best outcomes for every student.
To start the discussion, you could ask parents or carers to complete our strengths and abilities communication checklist.