AsIAm Autism Friendly Schools Project
In 2019 /2020, the Autism Friendly Schools Project ran as a pilot programme and recruited 96 primary and postprimary schools across the country. In 2020 / 2021, 50 of those schools returned to continue the project for a second year and 80 new schools signed up to join the project. Many of these schools have expressed a desire to continue their engagement with the project this year alongside new schools joining for the first time. 2021/2022 will be the third year of this exciting project,
Join an “Autism Friendly Schools Project Information Webinar” on Wednesday 6th October @ 7pm which any prospective schools interested in taking part in the project can attend to learn more. Register Here to attend this webinar.
Application forms to join the project can be found on AsIAm's website at the following link - https://asiam.ie/training-awards/autism-friendly-schools-programme/
The deadline for schools to complete their application to join the project is Friday 15th October 2021.
Please see https://asiam.ie/events/ to register for this free webinar. All schools taking part in the Autism Friendly Schools Project 2021 / 2022 will have exclusive access to an online toolkit which was developed for the purpose of the project. This toolkit comprises of a self-evaluation tool which schools can use to evaluate the levels of inclusion for their students across different areas of school life. Schools taking part will also be allocated a community of practice group, where they will have a chance to connect with other schools on the project to share their practice and experience.