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Autism and the Special School, Relationships and Sexuality Education 

This session will examine the impact of adolescence on young people with autism and learning difficulties. Participants will be shown how to incorporate behavioural interventions with visual strategies to help teenagers with autism cope with some of the typical issues of adolescence, particularly, if they do not have verbal language or reading skills. The training will provide practical strategies for developing an appropriate and accessible Relationships and Sexuality Education curriculum for pupils with autism and learning difficulties.

Expected Outcomes
Participants will:

• Understand the impact of adolescence on young people with autism and learning difficulties.
• Learn some strategies involving behavioural and visual strategies that will provide supports to adolescents with autism, even those using pre-verbal communication means and limited literacy skills.
• Provide strategies for the delivery of sex and relationships education to students with autism.

Course Overview:
• Adolescence, learning difficulties and autism, how does adolescence affect the student with autism?
• How to prepare students for physical changes.
• Some strategies for developing sex and relationships education as a core element of the curriculum.

Location

Marino Community Special School, Co. Wicklow
Church Road
Bray
Wicklow
A98 TW99
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Frances Stewart

Frances Stewart

Frances Stewart has been a teacher for over 30 years working mainly with children with Special Educational Needs but particularly those with Asperger syndrome. Her former position was as the coordinator of the Belfast Education and Library Board Oakwood Autism Advisory Service. She has taught in both Mainstream and Special Schools. Frances worked mainly with Post Primary students who had been referred to the Oakwood Autism Advisory Service. She has helped to establish social support and friendship groups for pupils with autism in both Primary and Post Primary Schools in the Belfast area. Frances has also specialised in devising transition programmes to support children and young people with autism as they have progressed through different stages of their education.

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Marino Community Special School, Co. Wicklow , Bray , Wicklow

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