Package summary

Notes

Courses in package

Autism and the Teenage Years

Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

The TF Hotel, Castlebar, Mayo

Booking closes

Autism and the Teenage Years
This training event will explain what autism is and consider the autistic teenager’s daily life and development. This session is the foundation for understanding commonly associated complexities in autism including communication and sensory processing.
Parents and family members will have a better understanding of:
The characteristics of autism.
How autistic teenagers think and learn.
How autism can impact the adolescent years and strategies that may benefit when engaging with, supporting, and teaching an autistic teenager.       

      

 

Notes

Location

The TF Hotel

Get Directions
Dee Hogan

Dee Hogan

Dee Hogan is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Dee has extensive experience teaching and supporting autistic children and young people. Her experiences include Pre-school, Early Intervention ASD Classes,S Primary ASD Classes, Mainstream Primary and Special Schools. She has written, lectured and assessed modules on the Special Needs Assistant and Level Four Autism qualification, as professional development for parents and professionals. Dee has also worked as a part time Lecturer with University College Cork designing and delivering the Diploma in Autism Studies as well as providing training for teachers, third level students, parents and professionals. Dee’s training specialism is Promoting Positive Behaviour, Early Intervention, Classroom Strategies, and Transitions. Dee holds a MEd in Special Education Autism from the University of Birmingham.

Autism and Sensory Processing

Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

The TF Hotel, Castlebar, Mayo

Booking closes

Autism and Sensory Processing
This training session will promote parents’ and family members understanding of how autistic teenagers process sensory input whilst providing practical examples and information on how to help.
Parents and family members will have an increased understanding of:
How autistic teenagers process sensory input.
The characteristics of over and under-responsiveness to sensory input.
Strategies and ideas that may help young people with sensory processing difficulties.

 

Notes

Location

The TF Hotel

Get Directions

Ano

Trainer to be announced at a later date

Autism and Anxiety Management

Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

The TF Hotel, Castlebar, Mayo

Booking closes

Autism and Anxiety Management
A high percentage of autistic teenagers experience heightened anxiety. This training session introduces strategies that can be used to help manage these feelings to support the young person to reach their potential.
Parents and family members will have an increased understanding of:
Why autistic teenagers may experience high levels of anxiety.
How underlying anxiety can manifest as extreme stress responses.
How to apply strategies to help support the young person to manage their anxiety, both proactively and in the moment.

Notes

Location

The TF Hotel

Get Directions

Helen Forde

Supporting Behaviour in Autism: Understanding the Stress Response

Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

The TF Hotel, Castlebar, Mayo

Booking closes

Supporting Behaviour in Autism: Understanding the Stress Response
This training session builds on the information previously learned and provides further information on how to understand and support stress responses.
Parents and family members will have an increased understanding of:

The purpose that any “behaviour” may serve for their teenager.

The internal processes that contribute to observable stress responses.

How to support yourself and your teenager during times of distress.

Potential strategies/new skills that may benefit your teenager

Notes

Location

The TF Hotel

Get Directions
Dee Hogan

Dee Hogan

Dee Hogan is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Dee has extensive experience teaching and supporting autistic children and young people. Her experiences include Pre-school, Early Intervention ASD Classes,S Primary ASD Classes, Mainstream Primary and Special Schools. She has written, lectured and assessed modules on the Special Needs Assistant and Level Four Autism qualification, as professional development for parents and professionals. Dee has also worked as a part time Lecturer with University College Cork designing and delivering the Diploma in Autism Studies as well as providing training for teachers, third level students, parents and professionals. Dee’s training specialism is Promoting Positive Behaviour, Early Intervention, Classroom Strategies, and Transitions. Dee holds a MEd in Special Education Autism from the University of Birmingham.

Autism and Life Skills

Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

The TF Hotel, Castlebar, Mayo

Booking closes

Autism and Life Skills
This training session will explore how to facilitate autistic teenagers to be as independent as possible by teaching work, personal care, and leisure skills.

Parents and family members will have an increased understanding of:

Why the attainment of life skills is important for positive outcomes in adulthood.
Some of the difficulties experienced by the young person which may affect the development of life skills.
How to support young people to learn and develop life skills in the home and community environment.

Notes

Location

The TF Hotel

Get Directions
Breiffni O'Reilly

Breiffni O'Reilly

Breiffní O’Reilly is specialist teacher with the Learning Support and Assessment team at Middletown Centre for Autism. Breiffní has worked as a class teacher with autistic children and young people since 2006. In addition to teaching roles in Ireland, she worked for two years in an autism specific Post Primary School in London and in autism specific Primary Schools in Australia. Breiffní has a Masters in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Queens University, Belfast.