Supporting Autistic Students - AUS

Supporting Autistic Students: Lessons and advice from an autistic self-advocate - Australian attendees


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Following Prue's incredible presentation at the 2021 Australian Inclusive Schooling Conference, we have been overwhelmed with requests from attendees seeking opportunities for friends and colleagues to learn from Prue. We are thrilled to bring Prue's conference presentation to an even wider audience through this webinar.


Prue is a 31-year-old autistic person. In high school, Prue discovered art and drama. This helped her link classroom learning to real life application and to a career as an artist. Prue uses repetitive and tactile processes to allow for experiences of sensory play and creates spaces and opportunities for downtime. Working with oil, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, installation and performance, Prue advocates for the identity, empowerment and sensory awareness of the autistic community. Prue aims to celebrate and progress autistic culture for autistics, while creating experiences that are more broadly accessible. 


Through Prue's journey she has become a proud autistic person. Understanding how language can impact a student's identity is important, and how schools can support autistic culture and identity. Prue will discuss what the impact of masking can have on an autistic student and how stimming can assist students to self-regulate. Meltdowns are a part of Prue's life and she will give advice on how to support students who have meltdowns. Prue belevieves teaching autistic people through their topic of interest can support their long-term engagement in school and build self-esteem. 


Past attendees have said:

"I would love for all teachers to have access to first hand information like this"

"I find Prue's session so valuable on so many levels. I am keen to learn  and hear more from Prue! You articulate so finely how it looks and feels for a person with autism. Thank you for this presentation."

"This has made so many behaviours I've seen make sense"

"Prue is really making me look twice at what I thought about my students"

"So eloquent and so clearly articulated. This is so helpful for us as teachers to hear!"



Join us LIVE at 7:30pm AEST Wednesday 22nd September 2021

An on-demand replay will be avilable for 2 weeks following the live session. 

*This is an online event. Access details will be emailed to the registered attendee email prior to the live session.




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