Autism and Transition into Post Primary School
This session will examine why students experience difficulties when faced with a transition into Post Primary School and discuss how developing a greater understanding of transition, with practical approaches to support students on their journey through school and beyond, offers young person the chance of future academic and social success.
Within this session, the importance and design of a planned transition programme will be examined along with ideas and suggestions as to how to best prepare not only the education setting but also the parents and student.
Understand why transitions are difficult for autistic students
Understand that it is critical to plan and have a strategy around key transitions in the young person's day
Develop simple transition plans and supports around key areas.
Gain an understanding of available support during transition.
Gain knowledge of personalised support for the young people.
Learn how to cope with emotional distress caused by transition, such as stress and anxiety.