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Wicklow Primary Care Health Centre, Wicklow, Wicklow

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This training event will explain what autism is and will examine why young people with autism can experience difficulties when faced with a transition to teenage life.   This session is the foundation for understanding commonly associated difficulties: challenging behaviour, sensory processing, anxiety and social communication.  The importance and design of a planned transition programme and the role of the parents in this process will be examined along with ideas and suggestions as to how best to prepare the young person for forthcoming adolescence and adulthood.  
Expected Outcomes:                                                                                            
Parents and family member will have a better understanding of                                                
• The characteristics of autism.         
• How young people with autism think and learn.                                                                  
• The associated features of autism.                                                                    
• The underlying reasons of how autism can impact in the adolescent years.        
• Transition planning and the role of parents.

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Wicklow Primary Care Health Centre
Knockrobbin
Wicklow
Wicklow
A67 K5C7
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Deirdre O'Shea

Deirdre O'Shea is an Autism Intervention Specialist at the Middletown Centre for Autism. Deirdre has extensive experience in working with children and young people with autism who display complex behaviours. She has also worked across the school and home settings providing social skills groups for children with autism, and training, support, and advice in autism related topics to parents and professionals. Deirdre has a degree in Psychology with the Open University, a post graduate Diploma in Special Education, and is also a Registered Behaviour Technician.

Event summary

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Wicklow Primary Care Health Centre , Wicklow , Wicklow

Register now to book

This course is already full.
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