Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Supporting Participation and Achievement of Students with ASD or ADHD in every Classroom

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ASD and ADHD in the Classroom

Concept by: Dimitris Zisimopoulos


The growing prevalence of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) poses challenges for all teachers. The very tasks these students find the most difficult – e.g. concentrating, coping with change, understanding multiple perspectives, sustaining attention to tasks – are the ones they are required to do all day long in every classroom environment. Students with ASD may need support making sense of the world and how to participate in it while students with ADHD can be energetic, creative, innovative problem solvers that need support in managing hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention.

This highly interactive teacher training course provides a solid introduction to the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in education and offers suggestions on how to adapt effective educational techniques to fit these learning differences.

Learning Outcomes

Through presentations, small group discussions and case study discussion participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and understand the traits and learning styles of students with ASD and/or ADHD;
  • Apply specific teaching methods, classroom strategies and techniques for ASD and ADHD in the Classroom (e.g. task analysis, visual prompts, social stories);
  • Become familiar with the fundamental core strategies of the TEACCH approach, the basic principles of PECS and Makaton signs and symbols;
  • Create meaningful and individualized visual structures/supports for students with ASD;
  • Develop school-based interventions (e.g. classroom management techniques and accommodations) for students with ASD and/or ADHD;
  • Collaborate with parents and build home-school partnerships.

Target Audience

  • Teachers (primary, secondary, vocational, adult, special needs); 
  • Teacher trainers;
  • Careers officers; 
  • Headteachers;
  • Principals.

Head teacher of School Innovation Courses: Alessandro Pumpo

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Is there any doubt you want to clarify? Contact us ( or by Facebook); we will try to answer all your questions as soon as possible.


  • Lessons: classes will take place in the Morning (9:00 – 13:45) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 18:45).
  • Activities: if not otherwise specified all courses includes at least one guided city tour and one full-day excursion (usuallly on Saturday).
  • Price: 480€

Next courses in Athens

  • 4-9 November 2019
  • 2-7 December 2019
  • 6-11 January 2020
  • 3-8 February 2020
  • 2-7 March 2020
  • 6-11 April 2020
  • 4-9 May 2020
  • 1-6 June 2020
  • 29 June - 4 July 2020
  • 6-11 July 2020
  • 13-18 July 2020
  • 27 July - 1 August 2020

*Course sessions of July and August will be offered in Nafplio 

Next courses in Florence

  • 11-16 November 2019
  • 25-30 November 2019
  • 9-14 December 2019
  • 27 January - 1 February 2020
  • 24-29 February 2020
  • 23-28 March 2020
  • 13-18 April 2020
  • 27 April - 2 May 2020
  • 25-30 May 2020
  • 22-27 June 2020
  • 27 July - 1 August 2020

Next courses in Nice

  • 13-18 April 2020
  • 22-27 June 2020
  • 20-25 July 2020
  • 3-8 August 2020
  • 26-31 October 2020

Not a EU teacher? This course is for you too!

Although our courses are designed with the European Union Erasmus + program in mind, they are also open to teachers from all non-E.U. countries. Over the last few years we have welcomed increasing numbers of teachers from the USA and Japan, among others.

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