06/01/2021   WTT Support in Spring 2021

Dear colleagues, 

Please click here to access the most up to date WTT risk assessment.  Please discuss support needs with us so that we can identify the safest and most efficient way forward for you. 

As before, we will continue to accept referrals that have been previously discussed and agreed with us. The submission dates for this academic year are on our website here http://website.twtt.org.uk/diary.asp#177.

 

Our training programmes, the Autism Education Trust modules and our themed workshops will still be accessible via virtual delivery on Microsoft Teams throughout the year for both staff and families. Please keep an eye on our website for forthcoming dates or ask your WTT teacher for further information.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

02/12/2020   Research project through York St John University

Research Project: Understanding professionals’ awareness of autism in adult women and mothers.

 

Dear Sir/Madam, 

 My name is Farzana Sutcliffe-Khan. I am a trainee counselling psychologist at York St John University. For my doctoral dissertation, my research supervisor Dr Fionnuala Larkin and I are interested in understanding professionals’ awareness of autism in women and especially in mothers. 

 In recent years, clinicians and researchers have been becoming more knowledgeable about autism in women and girls, and how the condition presents differently in females compared to males. As such, diagnosis of adult women has been increasing. This has brought to light how little is known about autistic women’s experiences, including motherhood and their related experiences with health, education and social care professionals.  

 To better understand these issues within the UK, we are conducting a survey of health, education, and social care professionals about their knowledge and awareness of autism, particularly in women and mothers. This survey will include questions around professionals’ knowledge of, and attitudes towards, autism. A factsheet will be provided after the survey, thus providing valuable education to participants about this topic. Participation is likely to take approximately 20 minutes in total. The study has been approved by an ethics committee at York St John University. 

 We would really appreciate your support in distributing this survey to your colleagues. 

The online survey, information sheet and consent form are accessible by clicking on the link: https://yorksj.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2sGdATP62XO25HT

If you have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact me on Farzana.sutcliffe@yorksj.ac.uk or Dr Larkin on f.larkin@yorksj.ac.uk

 Kind regards,

Farzana Sutcliffe-Khan (Trainee Counselling Psychologist)

12/11/2020   AET Leading Good Autism Practice Taster

Click here for a pre-recorded webinar for the Autism Education Trust that gives a taster of the Schools Leading Good Autism Practice Module. If you are a senior leader or governor of a setting in Lincolnshire please contact us about how you can access the full 6 hour module and develop and enhance autism practice in your setting.

 

13/07/2020   AET launches Back to school Resource videos

The Autism Education Trust has developed 6 short videos on supporting autistic pupils with transition back into school. They can be found here https://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/back-to-school/ alongside downloads and handouts for each of the presentations.

They give suggestions for reasonable adjustments, risk assessments, actions to help pupils prepare for return as well as practical strategies for a successful transition and things to be mindful of once they are in setting.

These ideas could be applied to all children. We hope you find them useful.