Teaching autism awareness Helping children and young people to understand autism can be the key to peer acceptance. This can lead to greater understanding and a reduction in bullying. Here we look at materials that can help teachers to plan a lesson or school assembly on autism awareness. These are broken down into age groups 3 – 5 years, 5 – 7 years, 7 – 11 years and 11 years plus, but some resources will be suitable for more than one age group. These materials focus on autism, including Asperger syndrome. We also have information about children and young people with a demand avoidant profile, including how to help a child with a demand avoidant profile in your school. Resources The National Autistic Society have teacher resource packs that include lesson and assembly plans. These have been produced for world autism awareness week, but can be used at any time. Here are some other resources that may help: 3– 5 years Sesame Street and Autism - We are amazing storybook. My friend Sam - a story about introducing a child who is on the autism spectrum to nursery school. 5 – 7 years Autism Education Trust - Autism peer awareness lesson. Our pick a card to learn something about autism. 7 – 11 years Can I tell you about? books on Autism, Asperger syndrome and PDA. Amazing Autism Project - Amazing Things Happen. My autism and me Newsround special. 11 years plus Our Full spectrum awareness toolkit. Further help from our charity MyWorld free teaching resources. Bullying and autism Autism in the primary classroom Autism in the secondary classroom Resources and books Autism in the classroom – the guardian teacher network. Creating Autism Champions - Autism Awareness Training for Key Stage 1 and 2. Scope - Diversity teaching resources Last reviewed: 11 April 2017.