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

Post-Primary Autism Courses
Date Venue
10th October 2019 McGettigan's Hotel, Letterkenny, Donegal
7th November 2019 Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, Cork
16th January 2020 Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road, Galway
6th February 2020 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins: 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 4.00 PM

Course Description

This one-day course for teachers working with students with Autism is provided by the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) in conjunction with the Middletown Centre for Autism and 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.