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Learning & Teaching: Autism Spectrum Disorder

Purchase for $195.00 (AUD) incl. GST

Better understand ASD & how it impacts on teaching & learning

Are you ready to deepen your understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and explore its intriguing connection to innovation in education?

Discover invaluable insights in our upcoming half day, hybrid workshop, "Learning and Teaching: Autism Spectrum Disorder". Facilitated by VET teaching and learning expert, Kay Schlesinger, this session will help VET educators and leaders better understand ASD and how it impacts on teaching and learning.

Kay will lead this practical and informative workshop exploring ASD from various perspectives. The session's key focus areas include an introduction to ASD, its association with innovation, the unique learning challenges of students with ASD, and the invaluable perspectives of learners and educators affected by ASD. Attendees will also learn strategic approaches to empower learners with ASD and engage in reflective practice for a holistic learning experience.


Webinar details

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2024

Time: 9.30am AEST (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane)

Duration: 3 hours

Investment: $195.00 inc GST.

10% discount! for VET PD Series subscribers - Use your Voucher Code when registering!

Note this live event is not recorded.



This session will provide introductory information for VET educators and leaders. 


Topics Covered

  • An introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 
  • ASD and innovation
  • Learning challenges for students with ASD
  • The insights of learners/educators with ASD
  • Strategies to empower learners with ASD
  • Reflective Practice


Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session, participants will have an understanding of:

  • An introductory understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • An interesting connection between ASD and innovation
  • A greater understanding of learning challenges for people with ASD
  • First hand insights from people with ASD
  • Numerous strategies educators can utilise to empower learning for people with ASD
  • An opportunity to reflect on learning and insights gained 



Kay Sclesinger

Kay Schlesinger, Director of KGeducational Consulting, is renowned for her expertise in educational practices and teacher development, particularly in the school and VET sectors. Recognised for her impact in VET with awards in Teaching and Adult Learning, she received the International Specialised Skills Institute fellowship in 2020 for her work with new teachers. Kay's international influence expanded in 2022 and 2023 through her research and presentations in the USA and Canada, culminating in a widely recognized report.

A trusted advisor to various Registered Training Organisations in Australia, Kay's strategies have empowered new educators and driven organizational improvement. Her insights have made her a sought-after keynote speaker at major conferences, including the VDC Annual Conference.

Kay's commitment to education continues through her delivery of professional learning sessions nationwide, affirming her status as a key influencer in developing educators and leaders.


A Statement of Attendance is issued on completion of live event activities.



  • Facilitating Training
    • Deliver and facilitate training sessions
    • Support and monitor learning


  • Supporting Learning
    • Establish the learning-facilitation relationship
    • Support and monitor learning
    • Maintain and develop the learning-facilitation relationship



The following statements are received when the course is completed:

VDC - Certificate of Attendance
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