RAISE stands for:
Respecting Autistic Identity in Schools & Education
It is part of a nationwide project that aims to reduce the numbers of exclusions, suspensions and hospital admissions of autistic children and young people.
AIM have been commissioned to provide training to Island schools. This means schools will be trained by Actually Autistic adults who understand what these children and young people may be experiencing.
The training is made up of 6 sessions:
· Session 1: Introduction & Anxiety
· Session 2: Communication
· Session 3: Sensory Processing
· Session 4: Transitions
· Session 5: Behaviour
· Session 6: Reasonable Adjustments
All sessions are on Fridays - 09:30-13:30
There are 3 runs of the training available between April 2023 and December 2023
Spaces are also available for parents/carers of autistic children and young people whose children attend the schools.
Parents will need to attend all 6 sessions.
If you would like a space on RAISE, please ask your child or young person’s school.
The goal is to promote positive autistic identity, increase understanding of autism and the related reasonable adjustments that support autistic students’ mental health, and break down the barriers to attendance.
Autism Outreach will be assisting schools to review their policies to ensure they include Reasonable Adjustments.
Parents’ Voice IOW will be holding forums within each school to facilitate communication between school staff and parents.
AIM will be running a series of workshops for autistic children and young people that focus on managing anxiety and positive autistic identity.
A series of SEN Law leaflets to inform parents/carers of their child or young person’s rights under the Equality Act.
Navigating SEN law can be an overwhelming process.
As part of the RAISE Project, AIM have created a series of flyers that cover some of the most common issues parents raise with us.
These are correct and up to date as of February 2023.
They all have a jargon-free breakdown on the first page/pages.
The last page on each has quotes from, and links to, the legislation in place.
The leaflets cover: