This course can help children to:

  • Understand autism
  • Recognise that there are others who have similar experiences
  • Learn strategies to help them cope

Course Description:

  • Animation: Watch an animated short film (11 minutes) that shows a day at primary school for the autistic character, The Girl With The Curly Hair.
  • Presentation: Listen to a presentation that discusses each learning point highlighted in the animation.
  • PDF of Presentation: If you prefer, you can read the presentation instead.
  • Workbook: Answer questions about your own experiences. Consider how much or little you can relate to The Girl With The Curly Hair.
  • Quizzes: Answer fun visual questions about the film.
  • Certificate of completion: Download and print a certificate.

This course was written and created by autistic author and founder of The Curly Hair Project, Alis Rowe.

Modules:

Introduction to the course.

Download a Word document and be ready to fill this is as you work through the course.

Watch the full film first. The film gives you the background for what you’ll learn next.

The Girl With The Curly Hair doesn’t like wearing her school uniform because it feels “scratchy.”

The Girl With The Curly Hair’s box of cereal is empty.

The other children are chatting happily about TV programmes and music. The Girl With The Curly Hair is worried about being late for school.

The Girl With The Curly Hair has trouble working out what the supply teacher is trying to say.

The fire alarm goes off and the class has to go outside into the playground.

The Girl With The Curly Hair doesn’t know how to join in with her classmates’ skipping game.

The Girl With The Curly Hair is confused when the art teacher asks the class to, “Draw anything from your imagination.”

The Girl With The Curly Hair is worried that there won’t be a jacket potato with cheese available for lunch.

The class is going to learn the names of the planets. However, The Girl With The Curly Hair knows the names of the planets already.

The Girl With The Curly Hair worries that her Mum won’t be waiting for her in exactly the ‘right’ place in the playground.

The Girl With The Curly Hair feels exhausted. She can’t understand why her sister still has so much energy and wants to see her friends.

End of course and certificate.

£42.00 inc VAT

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This Course Includes:

  • 11 min Short Animated Film
  • 24 minute narrated presentation (divided into sections)
  • PDF notes (divided into sections)
  • Your own workbook to complete
  • Quizzes
  • 1 year access
  • Certificate of completion

Requirements:

  • None.

Audience:

  • Autistic children (with or without a diagnosis) aged approximately 8-11 years old
  • Neurotypical children aged approximately 8-11 years old who might like to learn more about autism
  • Parents who wish to learn more about autism
  • If you are a teacher and wish to access this course with your class, click for the teacher’s course license
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