Supporting pupils with autism

Teaching tips and classroom ideas to ensure that students with autism feel supported in all primary and secondary classrooms

Tes Resources Team

Supporting Pupils With Autism, ASD resources and guidance for teachers in primary and secondary

Guidance and teaching materials to ensure learners with autism are included in the classroom

Tens of millions of people across the globe have ASD which can affect social interaction, communication and behaviour in a variety of different ways. We’ve compiled a selection of resources to help you understand how autism can affect pupils’ learning and offer up some ideas to help you support them in the classroom.

Tips for teachers

Teaching guides, workbooks, short videos… Explore the reality of life for pupils with autism before adapting your classroom to cater for the needs of all learners with the help of these innovative ideas.  

autism
heymissreception

autism

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a mindmap of some of the struggles a child with autism faces and some classroom strategies
Teachers TV: Understanding Autism
Teachers TV

Teachers TV: Understanding Autism

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Twenty-year-old John Simpson, himself on the autistic spectrum, guides us through the theory and reality of life for many ASD pupils at secondary school. As well as sharing his own story, he speaks to Autism West Midlands Sue Hatton about the condition, and Mike Collins from the National Autisti...
Helping young children with autism to learn - extract
NationalAutisticSociety

Helping young children with autism to learn - extract

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This is an extract from The National Autistic Society's publication, Helping young children with autism to learn. The full publication is a practical and accessible book, written to help parents at home and staff in schools and nurseries understand and meet the needs of children ages 3 - 7 who have ...
Teaching Strategies for Autism (ASD)
creativesquirrel

Teaching Strategies for Autism (ASD)

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A well presented and useful A3 document that lists a number of teaching strategies for students with autism. Strategies are given to specifically target and support each area of difficulty. These are: * Communication * Fine Motor Skills * Processing * Social Skills * Coping with Change * Unstruct...

Resources for pupils

Help prepare students for new experiences and demonstrate how autism isn't a barrier with these stimulating resources. From workbooks and student guides to visual aids for assisting with communication and managing school routine, there’s something for every student.  

Free Printable Visual Lanyard for ASD Autism Pupils
CreativeClass13

Free Printable Visual Lanyard for ASD Autism Pupils

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Printable visual tiles which can be laminated, hole-punched and fastened to a lanyard or keychain to use alongside verbal instructions. There is a smaller version and a larger version of the same tiles. Included are: quiet stop no yes sit stand up quiet hands wait look li...
Social Skills for Autism Workbook
Rachel Bunce

Social Skills for Autism Workbook

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The resource is designed for young people, aged 12+, who have social and communication related difficulties. It may benefit those with Autism or Neurodiversities but will also suit a range of learners who find social interaction, relationships, communication and independence more difficult for any r...
Visual Timetable Cards
Nichole H

Visual Timetable Cards

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A visual timetable is a must have resource in any classroom! This easy to edit PowerPoint file contains over 100 ready to print timetable cards to help you create your own visual timetable in your Early Years setting. Perfect for establishing routine, settling anxiety, building speech and ...
Communication Book with Symbols
TeachingAutism

Communication Book with Symbols

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This is a communication book, created with symbols to provide students with an extra aide to communicate their needs and wishes with those around them. Every day we look around for different visual prompts i.e road signs, shopping lists. These help us to go through our daily lives. Many people ...