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The Autism Champions Project: strengthening capacity within and across schools

Miller, Paula, Hands, Morag, Gore, Nick J., Brady, Serena (2013) The Autism Champions Project: strengthening capacity within and across schools. Good Autism Practice, 14 (2). pp. 33-37. ISSN 1466-2973. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper presents a model of support to staff which was developed by an educational outreach team. The model aims to improve knowledge and resources within mainstream schools to better support pupils on the autism spectrum. Key members of staff (champions) from each school were selected and given a seven session training programme. Following this, they were mentored and supported to develop individual projects within their school. Examples of these projects included developing lunchtime clubs, creating pupil profiles and establishing a parent support group. This resulted in an increase in staff confidence and skills, a reduction in challenging behaviour and improved outcomes for students. Case study examples are given to support the findings and a second implementation phase with a new cohort of champions and a formal evaluation is planned.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2014 12:07 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:59 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38738 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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