Killorglin FRC The Downtown Hub, Killorglin, Kerry
Autism and Life Skills including Relationships and Sexuality Education:
The term Life Skills refers to a varied set of skills used to navigate practical, educational, and social challenges daily for example personal care, self-advocacy, practical living and creating and maintaining friendships. Whilst the skills are varied and often overlap, using them effectively and successfully enable the young person to deal autonomously with many challenges and opportunities of everyday life. This impacts positively on the young person’s sense of dignity, worthiness, self-esteem, and well-being. This session will examine the impact of adolescence on the autistic young person at the stage of their life where these skills are needed. The session will explore the broad definition of Life Skills within the contexts of work, leisure, personal care and relationships. Participants will be shown how to incorporate visual and behavioural strategies to support the autistic teenager develop and use Life Skills. It will also focus on the delivery of relationships and sexuality education for young people on the autism spectrum.
Killorglin FRC The Downtown Hub
Lower Bridge Street
Killorglin FRC The Downtown Hub , Killorglin , Kerry