Every child and young person is a unique individual.

They have their own abilities, interests and needs.

To provide effective support, having a good understanding about autism and learning, communication, relationships, sensory processing and thinking, will put you in a good position to be able to identify need and how to adapt your support to enhance learning.

This is very important when choosing and implementing the most effective ways to support learning.

This course will give you practical skills and strategies in adapting yourself, environment and methods of support.

After the course you will be equipped to understand the needs of autistic individuals
and how you can help and support their learning.

What People Say...

"This is a wonderful introduction and overview of the challenges autistic students face in a school setting. I'd definitely recommend it to anyone working with autistic children, or is a parent of an autistic child"

- David Ekram

"A fantastic overview for staff new to SEN. I am on the full 8-in-1 course but have already recommended this first course to my school as CPD for all new staff as it gives a very broad and balanced overview of the knowledge needed to begin supporting autistic learners."

- Heather

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"Very Informative and interesting course, wish every one understood this!"

- L Baxter

"The course was fantastic, Steph covered a lot of ground in detail but also manageable bite-sized chunks - which was fantastic! One of the many important take away's for me is building an individual profile of each child, seeing their world through their eyes, not ours, and this course is a great resource towards that goal."

- Anonymous

"A great overview of autism and the impact on learning. Excellent for teachers/practitioners who are new to the field and looking to learn how to hone their craft."

- Emily Curtis, Elementary Autism Teacher

"Whilst in Lockdown, I began wondering/worrying about the children I should be working with and I happened upon Steph's Podcasts. I began listening and found them very insightful. So when this course came up, I jumped at the chance. It is really informative and Steph is very professional and knowledgable. I am so glad I signed up and have recommended it to my colleagues."

- Rachael Longworth

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this course for?

Anyone and everyone! Parents, carers, educational professionals, service providers - everyone! This course is very informative for people new to supporting autistic individuals, as well as a good refresher on helpful strategies for others, who are already familiar with autism.

It's important we all understand autism, in order to effectively identify where and how we can help and support.

How will the course be taught?

The course will be taught through a series of presentation videos and reflection tasks.

You will have a login and password to access the content and you can complete the course at your own pace.

How long will it take to complete?

Approximately 1 - 2 hours.

How long will I be able to access the content for?

Lifetime access! You can access the content whenever you want!

Can I pay via invoice?

Yes! Please email your order to [email protected]

Can I use the course videos and materials for training groups such as during an INSET day or staff meeting?

Yes! You can purchase a group training licence. Please email [email protected] for all group training orders.

Can I purchase courses for multiple users?

Yes! You can place an order for multiple users or for more than one course. Please email your order to [email protected] 

What if I need support?

Steph Reed (Autism Specialist) will be available to offer you support at any time during the course, just an email or phone call away!

For any other questions and queries, please email [email protected]

This course can form part of your Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Please share with your employer, as they may be able to fund your training.

A certificate will be issued upon full completion of the course.

Join the Course Now!

For invoices, multi-user and group training licences, please contact 

[email protected]


Understanding Autism and Learning

Individual login with life time access

Track your progress and receive a certificate on completion.

Hi, I’m Steph Reed, your teacher!

Over the past 12 years, I have taught many autistic children, with a wide variety of abilities and complex needs.

I now help schools and services ensure high quality autism provision and practice, enabling children to achieve and maximise their potential.

I have tailored these online courses to give you accessible, and bite-size, background knowledge in evidence-based approaches, as well as the practical understanding and skills in how to implement strategies and importantly, ensure impact on learning.

For more information about the work I do, please visit www.autismspectrumteacher.com

“In the time that Steph has been working with my school, I have been able to see a sustained improvement in the provision offered. This has been the case in the growing knowledge and skills of the staff she has worked alongside, the physical environment provided for pupils with ASD and the outcomes for those pupils"

Jess Hutchison, Headteacher at Grazebrook Primary School