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Life Skills Training for Primary School Pupils with Autism
This training will examine the broad definition of life skills, within the contexts of work, play and personal care, and how the core difficulties, associated with autism, directly affect the development of life skills. 
It will demonstrate how life skills can be improved and facilitated within the school environment from Pre-School onwards. This will include increasing independence in classroom activities, the daily routines of the classroom, play and personal care activities, e.g. toileting. Methods for assessing and teaching life skills will be explained and practised. 
There will be a combination of presentations and practical activities throughout the training session.
Expected Outcomes
• Have a greater understanding of how the core difficulties associated with autism affect the development of life skills in work, play and personal care.
• Learn and develop methods to assess and teach life skills in the Primary School environment.
• Be more able to facilitate pupils to achieve greater independence in relevant daily activities such as play, work tasks, personal hygiene, toileting and organisational skills.
• Have an increased understanding of the opportunities available to improve and develop pupils’ life skills within the school environment.
Course Overview 
This course will demonstrate how life skills can be improved and facilitated within the School environment from Pre-School onwards.
 

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Middletown Centre for Autism
35 Church Street
Middletown
Armagh
BT60 4HZ
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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 & 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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Middletown Centre for Autism , Middletown , Armagh

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