Autism and Adolescence

Learning Focus
Disability and Accessibility
Start Date
11 Sep, 2024
Enrol by
4 Sep, 2024
Program Description

Adolescence can be an extra challenging time for young people on the spectrum.

Sensory, emotional, and repetitive behaviours can cause problems as they mature. Missing detailed social nuance can contribute to feelings of depression and anxiety.

Young people need targeted support in high school to promote healthy self-esteem and general wellbeing.

Program Outcomes

This one-hour session will:

  • Look at recent research which highlights autistic student’s opinions about school.
  • Offer ideas to support self-esteem and general wellbeing of students.
  • Look at the skills we should be teaching.
  • Examine practical supports and resources.
Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


  • Leading teaching and learning
  • Developing self and others
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
Location, Date & Times

This 1-hour session will be delivered online.

  • Wednesday 11 September 2024 (3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.) 

The link to the meeting platform will be sent to participants prior to the session.