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Professional Training Event.
All training sessions delivered by Middletown Centre for Autism for professionals are on topics specifically related to the educational needs of children and young people with autism and as such, the training sessions will be most relevant for those working within an education setting.
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T-TAP

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The TEACCH Transition Assessment Profile (T-TAP)—Second Edition is a newly titled and improved version of the Adolescent and Adult Psychoeducational Profile (AAPEP). This new comprehensive test was developed for older children, adolescents and adults with autism with special emphasis on those with transitional needs.
Teachers and other professionals can use this tool to assist individuals with autism to prepare for a successful, semi-independent adult life (i.e. personal development, recreational living, adult integration into employment and residential arrangements etc). It includes both an initial formal assessment instrument and an ongoing informal assessment instrument.
Expected Outcomes
By the end of the training, participants will:
•    Learn how to administer, score and interpret the T-TAP.
•    Learn how to use the information from this instrument and other informal assessment
•    Strategies in developing an effective transition plan to create positive adult outcomes
Course Overview/Content
The formal assessment will help providers identify the individual’s initial transition goals, strengths, and weaknesses and can be used to facilitate educational and transitional planning.
Emphasis is on evaluating the six major functional skill areas:
1.    Vocational Skills
2.    Vocational Behaviour
3.    Independent Functioning
4.    Functional Communication and
5.    Interpersonal Behaviour
within three different contexts:
•    Direct observation: a direct skill assessment that can be administered by a teacher, psychologist, job coach, or other trained professional in a quiet testing environment.
•    Home: an assessment that evaluates performance in the residential setting via interviews with the primary care provider.
•    School or work: an assessment of performance in an academic or vocational setting via interviews with the individual’s teacher or work supervisor.
The informal assessment is a tool for the development of appropriate transition goals and objectives within community-based instruction settings. Using it, providers will compile a “Cumulative Record of Skills” (CRS) to help identify individual vocational preferences (even for individuals with limited communication skills) and to serve as a functional resume. Along with two other data collection forms, it provides an efficient method of ongoing assessment in community-based instruction to help the individual achieve positive long-term vocational and residential outcomes.
Both parts of this assessment feature:
•    A unique scoring system that helps maximise instructional time by clearly guiding the provider to teach those skills that can be most readily learned and incorporated into the individual’s functional skill set.
•    Guidelines for making environmental accommodations to enhance an individual’s positive behaviour and performance.

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Mike Chapman

Glenna Osborne

T-TAP

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Middletown Centre for Autism, Middletown, Armagh

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Location

Middletown Centre for Autism

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Mike Chapman

Glenna Osborne