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Difference, not deficit: the Autism Education Trust’s approach to supporting autistic pupils

This webinar explores how reframing from ‘deficit’ to ‘difference’ and embedding positive attitudes can help you better support autistic pupils. There is a focus on understanding the importance of centring pupil voice and lived experience, and how improving understanding and acceptance of autistic pupils amongst peers and staff can improve wellbeing for all.

This session is co-delivered by the Autism Education Trust and members of the Autistic Young Experts. It covers:
• Why the AET sees autism as a difference, not a deficit
• How the language we use can make a difference in education
• The Autistic Young Expert’s experience of education and the important of pupil voice
• The role of peer awareness and acceptance – how to use our new co-produced lesson plans and videos (to be freely launched in World Autism Acceptance Month – April)