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Lismore Comprehensive School, Craigavon, Armagh

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16+ Options: Education and Employment
All delegates wanting to attend this event, including the young person with autism, must register for a place.
Leaving Post Primary School can be an anxious time for families and the young person with autism. For many, knowing what opportunities are available within education and employment settings would reduce some of this anxiety.
This would enable the young adult, supported by their parents, carers and educators, make informed choices about which pathway best suits them.
This informative session is open to both the young adult with autism and their parents, carers and educators. It will enable everyone to hear, first-hand, the support available in educational and employment settings as the young adult with autism plans to transition out of Post Primary school.
Expected Outcomes
• Understand and appreciate further and higher education and employment opportunities for a young adult with autism.
Course Overview
• Hear a first-hand experience of a young adult who has transitioned from Post Primary school.
• Listen to Further and Higher education providers as well as organisation who provide support in work settings explain what they offer.
• Explore and meet education providers and organisation who provide workplace support.

Location

Lismore Comprehensive School
52-2 Old Fort Lane
Craigavon
Armagh
BT65 5DU
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Adam Harris

Adam Harris

I founded AsIAm based on my own personal experiences of Aspergers Syndrome, a form of Autism, which I was diagnosed with at the age of 5. I am acutely aware of the challenges brought about in day to day life by the condition and am equally conscious how fortunate I am to have benefited from early intervention and to be able to live as “normal” a life as possible. AsIAm is my effort to give something back to the AS community, we hope that this site will very much be directed by the needs, views and concerns of those affected by Autism. We hope, in particular, to challenge the public to learn more about the condition and to change their perception of disABILITIES such as Autism. As a young person living with Autism, I have often found it difficult to find very real, practical information about the condition. From my journeys around Ireland and speaking to so many people affected by the condition this seems to be an issue many have encountered. We hope that AsIAm will not be a scientific journal or a “glossy” account of Autism, rather we hope to give people a place to find practical information and to tell and read personal stories, experiences and concerns. We want our users to start conversations which can be discussed on our forum and set the agenda for our organisation’s work.

Event summary

Date

Start Time

End Time

Lismore Comprehensive School , Craigavon , Armagh

Register now to book

Booking closes