Supporting Neurodiversity and Autism in the Outdoors CPD Opportunity

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Join Bradford Forest School Network for a half day workshop in Judy Woods. Topics covered include: Intensive interaction activities Sensory stories Supporting special interests Promoting social communication and emotional regulation

Our next CPD course is "Supporting Autism & Neurodiversity in the Outdoors" run by the excellent, experienced & entertaining Emily Whiteley in beautiful Judy Woods.

We only have 2 spaces in the morning and one in the afternoon session, so book now to avoid disappointment. Book via the Events page on our website

Emily has a broad teaching experience spanning 25 years. Originally a language teacher she is now a Specialist Leader in Education for Autism, Forest School and Outdoor Learning. From first hand experience working with highly disengaged learners and those with complex learning needs, she is passionate about using the outdoors to impact positively on pupil behaviour, achievement and wellbeing.

What to expect on the day:

- Short introduction to autism and how well Forest School suits autism friendly pedagogy

- Practical ideas on how to adapt classic Forest School activities to maximise impact on autistic learners

- Share some sensory story ideas & have chance to create some of own to take away and develop

- Learn about intensive interaction activities that can be used to develop shared attention skills

Suitable for:

-anyone working with young people with complex needs, wanting creative engagement ideas to connect with learners,

-outdoor practitioners/forest school leaders looking to develop autism-friendly activities to enhance their practice.


Date: 7th May 2021

Time: 9am until 12pm or 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Location: Judy Woods, BD12 8LA

Cost: £20 (Bradford Forest School Network Full Members) £30 associate members/non-members



Published: 04/05/2021
Audience: all staff
Contact: Ruth McBain

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