To mark the launch of the National Autistic Society’s (NAS) first Schools Autism Awareness Week, the education team from Options Higford ran a workshop session on, Monday 14th March, with twenty staff members from Broseley C of E Primary School, a local mainstream school.
Options Higford, a specialist independent school near Shifnal, offered to visit local schools and deliver special awareness raising workshops with staff members, to help them to better understand the needs of pupils with autism.
Options Higford is a specialist autism service for children and young people aged 8-19 with autistic spectrum conditions. The school helps every pupil reach their individual potential by providing primary and secondary education in an autism-friendly environment.
The NAS Schools Autism Awareness Week took place from 14-18th March. The aim of the week is to improve the understanding of autism in schools by reaching out and educating people about the behaviours and characteristics of autism.
Speaking of the workshop, Richard Winzor, deputy head of Options Higford, said: “We were delighted to visit the staff from Broseley C of E Primary School this week. It’s great to build links with local schools, meet like-minded teaching professionals and to share our skills knowledge and experience. We look forward to maintaining a relationship with the school in future.”
Debbie Moore, office coordinator at Broseley C of E Primary School, said: “We’d like to thank the Options team for coming to talk to us this week about autism, it was very informative. It was interesting to hear how different strategies are used to enable students with autism to access learning.”