Autism : A Sensory Perspective, Primary & Post Primary

Post-Primary Autism Courses
Date Venue
22nd October 2019 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22
27th November 2019 Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Cork
23rd January 2020 Harlequin Hotel, Garryduff, Castlebar, Mayo
31st March 2020 Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Laois
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins: 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.30 PM

Course Description

Sensory processing difficulties are prevalent in students with Autism. Problems in this area may underlie or exacerbate many of the social and behavioural difficulties observed in these students.

The course examines the sensory processing difficulties frequently associated with Autism, and will explore the sensory experience of the student by looking at their school environment and the things they do there.


Anticipated Outcomes

  • Gain an understanding of the Autism diagnosis from a sensory perspective.
  • Gain an understanding of basic sensory integration theory and how it can be applied to support student ‘readiness for learning’.
  • Gain an understanding of the impact of the environment (sensory and social) on learning and participation in school life.


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.