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Autism and Anxiety Management 

 
Post Primary aged autistic students experience anxiety in many situations, with some experiencing significant anxiety difficulties.  
This session is an introduction to strategies that can be used to alleviate the experience of anxiety in autistic students. This will include an introduction to cognitively based strategies and how to develop student centred strategies to deal with anxiety. 

 
This will include: 

  • An introduction to cognitively based strategies  

  • An introduction to relaxation-based strategies 

  • How to develop student centred strategies to deal with anxiety. 

 

Expected Outcomes 
Participants will:  

  • Understand how the difficulties experienced by autistic students, including sensory difficulties, can contribute to the development of anxiety. 

  • Understand how anxiety can escalate and may result in an emotional dysregulation. 

  • Develop some simple strategies to prevent and respond to the escalation of anxiety. 

  • Understand the basics of cognitively based management approaches. 

 
Course Overview 

  • Anxiety triggers and build up. 

  • “On the spot” anxiety management strategies. 

  • Developing a stress kit. 

  • Cognitively based approaches and the emotional understanding 

 

 

Location

St. Patrick's College
25 Coleraine Road
Maghera
Londonderry/Derry
BT46 5BN
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Majella Nugent

Majella Nugent

Majella Nugent is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Majella has experience teaching and supporting autistic children and young people in schools. Majella’s experiences include Pre-school, Mainstream Primary and Post-Primary and Special Schools across Ireland. Majella also has experience teaching autistic students in Further Education. She has lectured and assessed modules on the Early Childhood Foundation Degree and the Level Three Autism qualification, as professional development for parents and professionals. Majella’s training specialism is Relationship and Sexuality Education, Transitions and Special Education Needs. Majella has contributed to the development of the curriculum as a Professional Associate with CCEA for learners with MLD and co-ordinated specialist trainings including Transition to Higher Education (Ulster University and Trinity College Dublin), 16+ Education and Employment, and Sibling trainings. Majella is an Associate Lecturer on the Post Graduate Certificate with Mary Immaculate College Limerick.

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St. Patrick's College , Maghera , Londonderry/Derry

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