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IDP – Primary and Secondary: Teaching and supporting pupils on the autism spectrum

The Inclusion Development Programme (IDP) Primary and Secondary: Teaching and supporting pupils on the autism spectrum e-learning course supports teachers in meeting the needs of pupils on the autism spectrum. The course is designed for teachers and teaching assistants, trainers and initial teacher training (ITT) providers, headteachers and leadership teams, support workers, and student teachers in training. You may select a route through the learning according to role: as facilitator; for personal CPD; or for use with pupils.

The content is divided into eight key areas:

  1. What is the autism spectrum
  2. Social and emotional understanding
  3. Communication and language
  4. Flexibility of thought and behaviour
  5. Sensory perception and responses
  6. Know the pupil
  7. Curriculum priorities and inclusive practice
  8. Sources of support


Please note:

The 'What's in it for me?' and 'Check what I know' sections are now set to complete when you access the course. This allows you to reach 100% progress more simply.

Course module

An introduction to the IDP
Supporting teaching pupils in your school who have special educational needs (SEN) and learning difficulties.
Course module

Activities and resources to strengthen the confidence and expertise of teachers in meeting high incidence special educational needs (SEN).