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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.

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St Joseph's Special School,
Balrothery
Tallaght
Dublin
D24 ND34
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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 children and young people with autism 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 Joseph's Special School, , Tallaght , Dublin

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