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Autism, Relationships and Sexuality Education (Full Day – Professionals Only) 
This session will examine the impact of puberty on autistic young people. Delegates will be shown how to incorporate behavioural and visual support strategies aimed at preparing and supporting the autistic adolescent for the changes that occur during this life stage. The training will also focus on the delivery of relationship and sexuality education (RSE) for autistic students.

Expected Outcomes 
Participants will:
• Understand the impact of puberty and the adolescent years on young autistic people.
• Learn some strategies involving behavioural and visual supports effective for preparing and supporting the autistic young person during this life stage. 
• Explore content for the development and delivery of relationship and sexuality education (RSE) to autistic students.

Course Overview
• Puberty and autism. How does puberty impact on the autistic student?
• How to prepare autistic students for the changes (e.g., physical, biological, hormonal, and emotional) that occur during this stage of life.
• Explore some content effective for developing and delivering relationship and sexuality education (RSE) to autistic students.

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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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