Being an Autistic Teacher

Presented by Lynn McCann founder of ReachOut ASC and Hilary Forbes - a teacher in secondary and further education. Hilary shares her story, insights and key information for autistic teachers to draw upon and help with their own careers.
Supporting autistic girls

Course Reviews

5 star rating

Excellent support and information

JA HILL

Another excellent course, highly informative. Recommended both for it's contents and resources whether you are/know or work with an Autistic teacher/classro...

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Another excellent course, highly informative. Recommended both for it's contents and resources whether you are/know or work with an Autistic teacher/classroom support. Delivered in easy to follow and understand sections.

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5 star rating

Great Course!

Jason Townsend-Rogers

As an autistic teacher, I have found few resources that have allowed me to fully understand how my autism can serve as an asset to my career as an educator. ...

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As an autistic teacher, I have found few resources that have allowed me to fully understand how my autism can serve as an asset to my career as an educator. This course was the first, and in my opinion, the best of its kind.

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What you'll learn on this course

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Lynn McCann and Hilary Forbes - Who are we?

  • 2

    Chapter 1

    • What is autism/neurodiversity?

    • Why do autistic people make good teachers? ( 11 minutes)

    • Possible reasons for negative attitudes (11 minutes)

    • Other autistic teachers

    • How to get an autism diagnosis

  • 3

    Chapter 2

    • What is school like for autistic teachers? (11.5 minutes)

    • Managing workload (7.5 minutes)

    • Managing Communication (6.5 minutes)

    • Managing social situations (9.5 minutes)

    • Managing emotions and how people make us feel ( 10.5 minutes)

  • 4

    Chapter 3

    • Isolation, bullying and gaslighting (11 minutes)

    • The Equality Act and disability discrimination (21.5 minutes)

    • Requesting Reasonable Adjustments and finding solutions (10.5 minutes)

    • Working towards resolution (5.5 minutes)

    • Conclusion and further help (3.5 minutes)

This course is a free course. Please take a look at our Getting it Right membership, starting at just £10 per month for our silver membership.

Your Instructors

Instructor

Lynn McCann

Lynn McCann and her Team at Reachout ASC are a centre of excellence in supporting autistic children and young people in the education system. They are currently working closely with parents and schools to support their autistic pupils through the lockdown. Lynn is the author of three books for teachers, and delivers training and speaking engagements around the country. The team specialises in supporting educational accessibility, mental wellbeing and personal development with their autistic students.

Autism in the workplace trainer

Hilary Forbes

Hilary Forbes was a teacher with autism in secondary and further education. Hilary's specialist subject were math and astronomy. Hilary now works with ReachOut ASC