Autism Eastern Cape presented a one-week teacher training course in March, at Quest School for Autistic Learners in South End, Port Elizabeth.

Delegates at the course included teaching staff from Elsen Academy  and St Bart’z Academy in Central, Victory Kids in Newton Park, Quest and Autism Eastern Cape’s pre-school in Walmer. Autism Eastern Cape’s admin Teresa Matthews and vice-chair Gillian McAinsh also attended, to deepen their understanding of classroom challenges and autism spectrum disorders.

Autism Eastern Cape chair Joan Jorritma, Quest principal Lottie de Vries, occupational therapist Chantel Snyman and speech and language therapist Amalie Pistorius tailored their presentations to the specific needs of the delegates. This involved visiting classrooms, homework and feedback, and observation.