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Autism, Anxiety and EBSA (Emotionally Based School Avoidance) - specialist training by Amelia Howe, Autism Outreach Service(ID 1161)

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The BTSA is delighted to be able to invite all primary staff working with pupils with autism to attend this specialist training session to develop methods and interventions to reduce anxiety and encourage school refusers with autism back into the classroom.

The training is provided by Amelia Howe from Autism Outreach, specialist provision at The St. Christopher School in Leigh-on-Sea. This training is aimed at supporting mainstream primary schools with the rising number of pupils with autism. Training offers strategies, interventions and small group activities for staff to help develop a more autism friendly environment, support social and learning participation and encourage school refusers transition back into class.

The training includes:

  • Anxiety in autism spectrum conditions
  • What is EBSA? And Good Practice Guidance
  • What is happening for the child?
  • What is happening for the school and family?
  • Universal and targeted support
  • Early indicators
  • Transition back to school

For further information about the Autism Outreach Service, please view our Session tab above.

Please view attached flyer for programme details: Autism, Anxiety and EBSA

This session is aimed at all primary teaching staff, including LSAs and support practitioners, working with pupils with autism in both KS1 and KS2 phases. 


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Autism Outreach Service, The St. Christopher School

Amelia Howe is an Autism Specialist teacher at the Autism Outreach Service, The St. Christopher School, Mountdale Gardens, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 4AW which offers support to educational settings in the Southend Local Authority. 

Support is aimed at professionals working with children and young people who have a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, are on the diagnostic pathway, or display traits associated with autism. Outreach support is for EYFS, KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4, and individual students do not need an EHCP in order to be referred.

The Autism Outreach Service strongly believes that autistic students deserve fair access to learning in all settings and is passionate about empowering all school staff to deliver innovative and personalised support. Training and expertise from the specialist settings is also used to give advice and individual placement recommendations. 

The outreach service provides staff training and delivers an Autism for Professionals course, based at The St Christopher School. They can discuss individual training needs and deliver sessions on a range of topics, including: Introduction to Autism; Creating an Autism-Friendly Classroom; Sensory Strategies in the Classroom; Autism & Girls; and Autism & Anxiety.

This event is held at Kingston Primary School:

Kingston Primary School
Church Road

Parking is availabe in the church car park next to the school. Please come to the main reception on Church Road to sign in and you will be escorted to the meeting room. 

Please can all delegates ensure they arrive at their destination 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event.  This will allow time for delegates to sign in at reception and be escorted to the meeting room. When attending an online event, please join the meeting on time and muted (unless requested otherwise) to ensure all delegates are able to hear the facilitator. 


Should delegates wish to cancel a place on a course you must notify the BTSA Manager, Denise Mair at

Failure to attend a course will be considered a cancellation and as such no refund will be offered. If you cancel a place on a fee-paying course within four working weeks, 50% of the fee paid will be reimbursed. Cancellations received within two working weeks will incur the full fee paid. Non-attendance of funded or free places without notification of extenuating circumstances within 48 hours will result in a charge to the school/organisation of £35 per session. Please inform us if you are unable to attend as this may allow another delegate to attend in your place. 

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