4 e-learning courses will be developed for teacher of the mainstream schools.
To reach the project objectives, 4 e-learning courses will be released. The courses address topics aimed to
increase competences and skills of teachers which do not only concern providing high quality and inclusive
classroom teaching but also providing support in the transfer of capabilities from school to community life
for students with ASD and in building a partnership with parents in educating the child.
The following modules will be developed:
1. Understanding and managing ASD in the classroom – This module focuses on what autism is, how it
shows in school settings and how teachers can analyse and decrease behaviours that affect the
student’s functioning. After completing the module, teachers will be able to understand autism in
the classroom, recognize the educational needs of students with autism, and to respond to the
specific need identified in order to help the students learn.
2. Curriculum adaptation for students diagnosed with ASD – This module focuses on adapting the
school environment to pupils diagnosed with ASD by presenting the most commonly used methods
of adapting teaching to classrooms and providing practical examples. The module also presents the
decision-making process in adapting the curriculum (how to decide the level of adaptation for the
student with ASD, the steps in making an effective decision about the adaptation) and offers
alternatives to prevent inappropriate behaviour in the classroom.
3. Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and ASD – This module focusing on providing
examples of general and newly developed strategies based on ICT that teachers could use in the
class to help children with ASD to develop effective learning strategies. The newly learned
strategies, once applied, will have significant effects on the learning performance of children with
ASD. The integration of technology in the class will ease the work of teachers and increase their
teaching methods quality, adapted to the new developments in the field.
4. Transition from school to adult life of ASD students – This module addresses the need of young
students diagnosed with ASD to go through a decision-making process about what happens after
school. This module presents how to evaluate the size and areas of independence of the student
with ASD in order to allow the teaches to assess the student’s needs, knowledge, predisposition
and skills using practical tools and to design an action plan together with the family in order to
obtain the independence of the young adult living with ASD.