• Inclusive Education
  • Psychology and Wellbeing

The Keys to Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Classroom.

PL # 12094.
Starting on 7 Mar 2019
Cancellation permitted until 01/03/2019

Event registrations closed on 5/03/2019


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long developmental disability that affects the individual’s understanding and interpretation of the world around them. Such a disability may cause students to have difficulty with social interaction, communication, behaviour and sensory processing.

The purpose of this professional learning is to:

  • Explore how the key characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder impact on a student’s education
  • Learn effective, evidence based strategies to support students throughout their schooling
  • Examine the whole school approach to supporting students on the Autism spectrum including building positive partnerships with parents/carers and other agencies
  • This full days professional learning will provide participants with an extensive understanding of autism and opportunity to utilize this knowledge in a practical way providing planning time to meet the needs of their individual students. Intimate Images legislation R U Legal 4 Parents Flyer.pdf

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Toni Tomlin (AISWA Staff)

Lead Psychologist

Maggie Balfe (AISWA Staff)

Inclusive Education Consultant

Maggie Balfe joined the Inclusive Education team at AISWA in January 2015. She has worked in the field of education for many years; starting her career in special education teaching in the 1980s with the Department of Education in Western Australia as a teacher in special schools. During the early 1990’s she worked in the United Kingdom as part of an early intervention team supporting families of children with disabilities. On her return to Western Australia she worked for Catholic Education WA taking on a variety of roles (Consultant for Students with Disabilities, followed by Coordinator of a High Support Needs Centre and finally teaching students with disabilities at secondary level) before joining AISWA. As an Inclusive Education Consultant Maggie supports schools promoting positive inclusive practices for students with disabilities in schools. Maggie has a Bachelor of Education and a Graduate Diploma in Special Education.


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 08:30
Finishes: 15:30


AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Inclusive Education
  • Psychology and Wellbeing

School Area

  • Preschool (PK-K)
  • Early Childhood (PK - 2)
  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants

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