Autism & Co-Occurring Additional Needs, Primary & Post Primary

Start Date End Date Location Booking Deadline Fully Booked
24/11/2017 24/11/2017 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin 23/11/2017 No
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins : 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 4.00 PM

Course Description

This one day course provides participants with information on the mental health aspects of Autism


Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will gain:

  • Increased understanding of the mental health problems that individuals with autism are likely to face and how these may present

  • Awareness of some methods of helping individuals with autism with their anxiety


Course Outline and Content

  • A review of the impact of Theory of Mind and Executive Function on the mental health of individuals with Autism

  • Information of the presentation of a variety of mental health problems in Autism

  • Information on how to help and manage mental health problems in individuals with Autism

  • Information on cognitive therapy


Information for Applicants

The course is open to

  • Teachers working in classes for student(s) with Autism in a mainstream setting
  • Teachers in Special Schools who are currently working with student(s) with Autism
  • Full-time Special Education Teachers who are currently working with student(s) with Autism
  • Participants will require permission from the Board of Management to attend. Typically, substitution for this seminar will only be allowed to classroom teachers with primary responsibility for students with a special educational need and if it is deemed absolutely essential by the Principal
  • Typically substitution will only be allocated to non - substitute teachers
  • Payment is not available to teachers in a substitute capacity


Refreshments and lunch will be provided.