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Autism and Managing Anxiety

  • Venue : City Hotel Derry, Derry/Londonderry
  • Closing Date : Friday 28 April 2017 12:00PM
  • Start Date : Tuesday 2 May 2017 10:00AM
  • End Date : Tuesday 2 May 2017 03:30PM


Please note The venue has now change and  that the start time listed above is the training time - Registration will commence 30 mins before this


Course Content:

Anxiety is one of the biggest challenges facing young people with autism, their families and their school. Many young people can experience anxiety in all areas of their lives, school, family, and social life, and it may compound the difficulties they experience when communicating, interacting socially, and controlling their emotions. Managing Anxiety explains a range of different types of strategies that can help manage anxiety in school and home, and takes into consideration the different roles people play in a child's or young person’s life: parent, sibling and teacher. This training session will provide participants with information on common mental health challenges that people with autism can experience. There will be a particular emphasis on the experience of anxiety, this will include depression, anxiety disorders and cognitive strategies to help manage anxiety.



  • Lorna Fitzpatrick

    Lorna Fitzpatrick is an Autism Trainer/Advisor in Middletown Centre for Autism. Lorna has 20 years’ experience in special education and has led an ETI initiative in the management of severe challenging behaviour and learning difficulties using a collaborative multiagency approach in the Belfast area. She has a qualification from the institute of applied behaviour analysis California in the assessment and functional analysis of challenging behaviour and is also a Team Teach tutor. Lorna has a Professional Qualification in Headship and has been a member of the senior leadership team in special schools for the past 8 years.

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