An Autism and Behaviour Management training for P.E school teachers (P.E.rfect)

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Project Identification
Project Period
1/2023 - 12/2024
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Education
Cooperating Organization
Studies in Social Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement

The purpose of this project is to empower physical education teachers to support the effective inclusion of children with autism in education, by providing them with appropriate skills, knowledge, effective strategies and locally-appropriate training. The project will learn from what is currently taking place within partner countries.
The objectives of this project are:

  • To map current good practice and scope areas needing development with regard to the physical education classed in mainstream schools of children with autism in partner countries.
  • To develop a model training programme and materials for physical education teachers teaching students with autism in mainstream schools.
  • To train trainers for physical education teachers.
  • To use these materials to pilot the professional development/training programme to physical education teachers.
  • To develop handbook for physical education teachers regarding autism students.
  • To develop e-learning platform
  • To develop toolkit for physical education teachers.
  • To evaluate the appropriateness and effectiveness of the materials and the impact of the training using quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • To share the programme, tools and materials with stakeholders and make recommendations to national policy-makers in these countries and more widely within Europe.

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