24th October 2012
On Wednesday 24 October 40 students completed the SPELL Induction training which was delivered by Heather McLelland, Manager at Autism Jersey.
SPELL Induction introduced Autism & Asperger Syndrome to Year 11 and Year 12 students. It concentrated on Autism & Asperger Syndrome Awareness and examined early indicators, how to get a diagnosis, what support is available on the Island and how the students would structure the environment to accommodate a child with Autism in their care.
SPELL is a nationally recognised qualification and all the students will receive a certificate that is provided by the National Autistic Society. SPELL stands for Structure, Positive (approaches and expectations), Empathy, Low arousal, Links.
We hope that many of the girls will now go on to be a Befriender for Autism Jersey.