TEACCH® Autism Programme (Five-Day Classroom Training) : 5 Day Seminar, Primary & Post Primary

Post-Primary Autism Courses
Date Venue
11th November 2019 Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise, Laois
27th January 2020 Ardilaun Hotel, Taylor's Hill, Galway
2nd March 2020 Hotel Kilkenny, College Road, Kilkenny
11th May 2020 Hotel Kilkenny, College Road, Kilkenny
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins: 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 4.00 PM

Booking Details
This is a five – day course and attendance for the full five days (9.00 AM – 4.00 PM) is necessary

Please note Teachers who have completed a two day TEACCH course will be prioritised for available places on the five day TEACCH.


Summary Description

TEACCH® Autism Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill developed the intervention approach called Structured TEACCHing, an evidence-based strategy that is based on understanding the learning characteristics of individuals with Autism and the use of visual supports to promote meaning and independence.  Participants will have an opportunity to apply these strategies with students of varying functioning levels in a classroom setting. The training includes presentations, small group discussions, classroom activities and hands-on experiences for five consecutive days.


Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understand the unique learning styles of children and adolescents with Autism
  • Conduct informal assessments to set learning objectives and monitor progress
  • Create meaningful and individualised visual structure for students with Autism in both individual and group settings
  • Implement Structured TEACCHing strategies to facilitate the development of skills in the areas of academics (literacy and numeracy), communication, independence, social and leisure, and vocational
  • Conduct a behavioural assessment and implement problem solving approaches to reduce behavioural difficulties
  • Develop and implement relaxation and coping interventions
  • Implement strategies for working and collaborating with families of individuals with Autism


Course Outline and Content

This five-day course provides a theoretical foundation as well as hands-on opportunities to assess and teach school-aged children with Autism in a demonstration classroom setting. The premise of this foundation is an understanding of the learning styles of individuals with Autism and how to use teaching strategies that capitalise on learning strengths. An emphasis is placed on the use of Structured TEACCHing principles to teach children and adolescents with Autism, skills in the areas of - academics (literacy and numeracy), communication, independence, social and leisure, vocational, relaxation and coping strategies.



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.