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"Being Different May Be Cool" - On the Autistic Spectrum

Synopsis
This programme looks at the challenge for teachers and pupils of including children with autusm in the mainstream classroom. It presents an honest account of life with autism from the perspective of three brothers, all of whom have the disorder. Their mother talks about how teachers can support pupils with these difficulties and the boys explain how their autism affects them. There’s also an exercise, devised by one of the boys, to help teachers imagine what the world is like for people with autistic spectrum disorders. (30 minutes)
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2005
Year of production
2005
Notes
Broadcast on the Teachers’ TV channel on 12/9/05
Documentation
The web page from which the programme runs also contains relevant web links, documents and a list of publications
Subjects
Education; Social welfare
Keywords
Asperger’s syndrome; autism; educational psychology; inclusive education; INSET; teacher training

Online availability

URI
http://www.teachers.tv/strandProgramme.do?strandId=6&transmissionProgrammeId=188219&r=50383
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Distributor

Name

Teachers’ TV

Email
info@teachers.tv
Web
http://www.teachers.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7182 7430
Address
6-18 Berners Street
London
W1T 3LN
Notes
Funded by the Department for Education, Teachers’ TV was a producer and supplier of over 3,600 free videos and lesson resources to support the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. Previously broadcast on digital television, the service became exclusively online from 31 August 2010, with programmes being available for free online viewing or download. Thge DfE terminated the contract with Teachers TV and delivery via the website ceased on 29 April 2011, with the programmes being offered to educational distributors free online delivery. Further details from the DfE website Until 29 April 2011 programmes from Teachers Television were streamed on the website and available for download to registered users (free registration). Programmes are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers in all subject areas, as well as headteachers and governors, and include observation of teaching sessions, materials for use in the classroom and discussion of issues relevant to education. Teachers TV was funded by the Department for Education but the contract ended in April 2011 and the programmes are being offered to educational distributors to deliver free at the point of use from their websites. Details of which titles are available in this way are on the DfE website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/teacherstv

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