THRIVE Program for Schools

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Thrive Program supports you to make a truly inclusive environment in your school so that your Autistic pupils can thrive. 

The Thrive program is a whole school program which educates all school staff, peers and parents. 

Outdated concepts of autism can unfortunately create environments where Autistic pupils struggle. Autistic children have difficulty being accepted as they are, being understood and in having their needs met.

Many Autistic pupils are barely surviving school these days. We can make some very simple changes that will make a massive difference to your school and to the lives of Autistic children. 

We are also very conscious of school budgets and so all of our solutions and strategies are realistic and very easily employed. It all starts with how you understand and interact with Autistic pupils in your school. 

So let’s stop merely surviving and lets’ get thriving! 

Thrive Online Program Includes:

  • 5 x 1 hour training videos for staff
  • 1 x 1 hour video for parents 
  • 1 x Include program for peers (5-12yrs) 

Staff Training Course Content: 

  1. An introduction to Neurodiversity
  2. What autism is and is not, a look at co-occuring mental health and medical conditions.
  3. Sensory Processing
  4. Stimming: Movement and Learning
  5. Behaviour
How to use the THRIVE Program:
5 x 1hr Sessions For Staff
  • Ideally, staff should do the training together or in groups. This is because there are opportunities for group discussion throughout the training.
  • Staff should do the 5 x 1hr modules spread out over 5 sessions – 1hr for the training video and allow 30mins extra to discuss per session. Alternatively you can choose to do the staff training sessions over 2 days. For example: day 1 cover modules 1-3 plus time for group discussion (4.5hrs), day 2 cover modules 4-5 plus time for group discussion (3hrs).
  • Another possibility, if gathering staff for training is an issue, is to send the training to individual staff members to do in their own time. You can then arrange 2 x 1hr sessions for group discussion once everyone has completed the training sessions, this could be done in-person or online. If the discussion sessions are difficult to organise, then you can ask each attendee to submit a feedback form covering what they have learned in each session.
Parents Talk
  • Again, it’s preferable to invite parents to watch the parents video as a group at school, or arrange a Zoom viewing. Allow time for discussion afterwards.
  • You can share the slides with your staff prior to training commencing.
  • Slides can also be used and shared as a separate useful visual resource.
  • Our Include program is also part of your Thrive Program. Instructions are included in the book.
  • Include covers 10 x 1hr lesson plans which should be delivered over 10 weeks.
  • Read more about our Include Primary School program hereA Secondary School Program is not currently available

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