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Autism and the Special School, Understanding Anxiety Management, and Reframing Behaviour. 
For many autistic students, school is a major source of stress and there are some key factors relating to autism that mean stress and anxiety are more likely. Everyone shows their anxiety in individual ways, so the most reliable observations that a student is anxious are going to be made by the people who know the student best. This shows the importance of working closely not only within the family structure, but also with the school staff.
This session is an introduction to strategies that can be used to alleviate the experience of anxiety, including,
An introduction to cognitively based strategies 
How to develop student centred approaches to deal with anxiety.
Participants will: 
Understand how the difficulties experienced, including sensory difficulties, can contribute to the development of anxiety.
Appreciate how anxiety can escalate and may result in an outburst.
Develop some supportive practices to prevent the escalation of anxiety.

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Claire Smyton

Claire Smyton

Claire Smyton is Specialist Teacher in Middletown Centre for Autism and has 20 years’ experience working with autistic children and young people. Prior to this, Claire worked as a Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator in a Post Primary School.  Claire has also taught in an Autism Learning Support Class, within a Mainstream Primary School and in the Autism Advisory and Intervention Service, as a Support Teacher.  Claire is also a parent of an autistic child.  Through Claire’s experiences as a parent and teacher, she has gained extensive experience in developing and using resources and varied teaching approaches with autistic children and young people. Claire also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Autism and has a particular interest and experience in 'whole school' strategic planning in best autism practice across all settings.
Dee Hogan

Dee Hogan

Dee Hogan is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Dee has extensive experience teaching and supporting autistic children and young people. Her experiences include Pre-school, Early Intervention Autism Classes, Primary Autism Classes, Mainstream Primary and Special Schools. She has written, lectured and assessed modules on the Special Needs Assistant and Level Four Autism qualifications, as professional development for parents and professionals. Dee has also worked as a part time Lecturer with University College Cork designing and delivering the Diploma in Autism Studies as well as providing training for teachers, third level students, parents and professionals. Dee’s training specialisms are Reframing Behaviour, Early Intervention, Classroom Strategies, and Transitions. Dee holds a MEd in Special Education Autism from the University of Birmingham.

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