Autistic children in Child Care

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Autistic children in Child Care

Post by Ariane » Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:20 am


Iam working in a Child Care and also in Before and after school hours and we are having some problems with Aggressive Autistic Children.
In Child Care courses they just teach us what is Autism but not how to deal with them when they became aggressive towards staff and other children.
We had situations when staff and other children got punched in their faces, kicked, scratched and bitten to the point we don't know what else we could do .
As we are before and after school care we have a mix of ages from 4 until 9 years old and my concern is also that this aggressive Autistic children (That are older) can hurt badly a young child and also as a group leader I should keep my staff safe too.
My questions is:
Should we accept these children and put in risk the safety of other children and staff?
As we don't have any kind of training in Child care courses should we deal with that?
What are the regulations( if there is any) that protects staff and Children against violent children?

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Re: Autistic children in Child Care

Post by Unqualified » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:23 pm

That is a very good question and am glad you raised this, because Im sure other educators would like to know. I myself would like to know because we arent trained to deal with Austistic children and I believe they need the special attention they deserve (like one on one) and at Daycare facilities, it is very hard to do this.

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Re: Autistic children in Child Care

Post by Lorina » Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:00 pm

You will need to probably contact an external service to come and provide you with support and strategies to help you manage this child:

Early Child Intervention Australia


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