World Autism Awareness Week is a nationally recognised event occurring every year, in which people across the UK are encouraged to raise money and awareness for the National Autistic Society, and the excellent work they do for children with autism across the UK.
The Society has had a major role to play in recent years as they have implemented a variety of schemes and programmes which help support the development of children with autism and raise awareness across the UK. They offer a free helpline for parents concerned about their child and how their autism is affecting them, offering support and guidance in what could be a traumatic time for both parent and child.
As well as this, they also offer a service in which trained parents are able to educate other parents about the effects of autism and how it may affect their child, whilst giving their own stories about their experiences with autism and how they dealt with a challenging situation.
Here at i-teachers, we offer a variety of roles in which graduates are able to exercise their subject knowledge and passion for supporting children with autism at our partner Primary/Secondary schools.
Working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant supporting a child with autism can be an excellent experience for anyone considering a career in teaching or Educational Psychology. As well as building a portfolio to help graduates step into their chosen pathway within education, these roles can be extremely rewarding! Seeing a child progress both socially and academically is a wonderful experience and helps our schools ensure they are prioritising inclusion.
Our Managing Consultant Amy says, “At i-teachers we are always looking to enhance our offering to schools and the graduates we support with their career. We have teamed up with the National Autistic Society which offers a series of online training courses to build an understanding of autism. A number of our graduates working as 1:1 SEN keyworkers for children with autism in our partner schools, have benefitted from these courses, which have built their skills and confidence within their roles and helped them tailor an appropriate approach for each child.” To find out more about the SEN roles we offer in schools across our key locations, please visit our graduates job page https://www.i-teachers.com/jobs/professions/sen-jobs/