Teacher with childTrain-ASD (Vocational training on Communication and Teaching Approaches in Autism Spectrum Disorders) aims to create a European-level strategic partnership and know-how exchange network for the vocational training of professionals in the field of autism. The objective is to provide training, education and familiarization of professionals on alternative systems of communication in order to support children and individuals on the autism spectrum.
This will be achieved through:

  • developing teachers' skills on systematic observation of autistic children/children on the autism spectrum 
  • training teachers on alternative communication systems 
  • training teachers on managing behavior difficulties through techniques such as, the circle of friends, social stories etc.
  • enabling teachers to become creators of the National Curriculum
  • enabling teachers to support parents and to develop teachers-parents collaboration

Train-ASD is addressed to:

  • teachers in the field of autism newly appointed or unemployed
  • teachers with experience
  • teachers working as parallel support in mainstream schools with autistic children / children on the autism spectrum and several difficulties in communication
    other personnel (e.g. speech therapists, psychologists, ergotherapists, social workers)