The French institute for inclusive education, INSHEA, and the Nouvelle École Farny in Geneva, Switzerland, have developed a new training programme for teachers working with pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
The Autisme en ligne / Autism online project is a free and open access self-service information platform for professionals, and particularly targeted at mainstream primary school teachers. The project aims to share pedagogical and didactic knowledge in order to promote the inclusion of pupils with ASD in mainstream education. The Autism online platform can also serve as a training tool for others providing support to pupils with ASD and their families.
The content of the platform, which is provided in French and English, provides professionals and parents with a range of pedagogical paths to work through with pupils with ASD. Different tools, such as videos of teaching practices and testimonials from professionals, are used in the training. A multimedia library is also available on the platform.
For more information or to access the platform, visit the Autism online website.