Anxiety is a constant companion of many autistic children and can affect their mental health. This course looks at the complex nature of anxiety in autistic children and young people and how we can support mental wellbeing.
Lynn McCann draws on her years of supporting autistic young people in schools to share some of the realities of what contributes to anxiety. Delegates will explore teaching resources that have made a positive impact on young people with anxiety.
Lynn McCann is the author of "How to support children with ASC in Primary School" and "How to support students with ASC in Secondary School" published by LDA 2017. She also writes regularly for the TES blog, and has published articles in SENCO magazine, NASEN Connect and Optimun SEND magazine (Autism and SRE and How to write social stories). She has also completed the National Autistic Society Assessor training.
Delegates will gain a foundational understanding in Autusm and Anxiety and explore practical strategies to support pupils with anxiety in the classroom.