Welcome to the Autism Advocate initiative at The Cottesloe School. We are both established, dedicated Teaching Assistants within the Special Educational Needs department, as well as Form Tutors. In 2018 the school appointed us Autism Advocates to raise acceptance and awareness of the key areas of difference of the spectrum and other related conditions.
This is not a one size fits all solution and therefore we aim to provide tailored person centred support for students on the spectrum. Autism Advocates are trained and mentored by the Autism Teaching Company Ltd (AuTC), so that we can promote autism acceptance throughout The Cottesloe School. We will provide a first port of call for students with autism so that small problems can be overcome before they escalate into bigger issues.
Autism Advocates has been set up to meet the needs of individuals with autism. We recognised a growing need to provide a more responsive and cohesive service within the school. We are both experienced professionals who have a wealth of knowledge in the field of autism.
We have a range of skills developed from our professional and personal experiences.