Supporting Students With Autism Disorsders

Last year, before beginning to teach PYP, I received an email from a teacher telling me that I will have a Grade 2 students in my class with special needs. This student had autism disorders. Honestly, I was quite astonished and puzzled. It was the first time ever I would teach one student having this kind of special needs. I read quite a lot to be more aware and to be able to give my utmost to my lovely student, Rosie.

After reading a great article on SPELTAC: “Ways to support ells with special needs” (http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2016/03/response_ways_to_support_ells_with_special_needs.html), I wanted to share to resources in English and merely in French language that I found on the Internet and thanks to the librarian at the Montpellier hospital.
But, before, I wanted to let you know one fact that shocked me: in Cambodian language, there is not even 1 word for autism. Read this article to understand how the autistic persons are viewed by the local population because of a lack of awareness:
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/care-autism-lacking-kingdom
In Phnom Penh, there are only 2 schools that support kids having these disorders: http://www.rabbitschoolcambodia.org/
 https://hagarinternational.org/international/contact/

  1. Free training online in French language: 

http://www.canalautisme.com/meacutethode-montessori–vie-sensorielle-et-vie-pratique.htmlhttp://www.langagequebec.ca/asofiles/troubles_dapprentissage_guide_enseignants.pdfhttp://stream.ac-creteil.fr/play2.php?vid=1653http://www.cyber-profs.org/clips_details.php?id=16&q=1000http://www.ac-grenoble.fr/ash38/spip.php?article39 :http://www.autisme-ressources-lr.fr/Bibliographies
http://www.autisme-ressources-lr.fr/IMG/pdf/ressources-scolarisation-autisme-enseignants-avs.pdf
 

2. Some handy and meaningful resources in French langue :

  • Organising the time and the environment: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_N6qI3Bzofa3ltdDhZbjgxQ1k/view?usp=sharing
  • Modeling and differentiating the learners paths: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_N6qI3BzofQTkxZTFhWU03Wmc/view?usp=sharing   https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_N6qI3BzofY0l1dVh6ODlxdVU/view?usp=sharing   https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_N6qI3BzofLURPUS1mWUlyWnM/view?usp=sharing
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_N6qI3BzofM1kzanpXazN6aWs/view?usp=sharing

3. PD in NZ and in Australia:

To my point of view, Australia and New Zealand are wellhead than France/Belgium/Switzerland (besides their training for ABA approach) So, if you are interested in this topic and you can apply for a PD, here is some of their programs:

http://www.autismnz.org.nz/training_programmes
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_N6qI3BzofcjdoNkdaSE9GTEE/view?usp=sharing

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