An Introduction to Autism (Post-Primary)

Start Date End Date Location Booking Deadline Fully Booked
22/03/2017 22/03/2017 Drumcondra Education Centre 22/03/2017 No


The seminar is designed for Post-Primary Principals and teachers who are currently working with a child diagnosed as having ASD. The seminar provides an understanding of ASD and how this impacts the pupil’s ability to learn and develop social skills. It also focuses on assessment and strategies to enable inclusion and to access to the curriculum.

Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Develop an understanding of ASD & the challenges pupils with ASD can experience in schools
  • Examine the unique learning styles of pupils with ASD
  • Discuss assessment and practical strategies to enable the inclusion of pupils with ASD
  • Engage in the practice of planning for pupils with ASD
  • Explore methods to support pupils in acquiring social and life skills
  • Develop an understanding of approaches & strategies for eliminating challenging behaviour and developing adaptive behaviours

Course Outline and Content

  • Overview of ASD and the challenges experienced by the pupil with ASD.
  • Educational consequences of ASD
  • Positive practice within a whole school approach for inclusion
  • Functions of Assessment and what to assess#
  • Formal/informal/differentiated assessment
  • Understanding challenging behaviour and strategies to develop adaptive skills
  • Discussion of strategies for focused interventions

Information for Applicants

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.

Registration: 8.45 AM

Start: 9.15 AM

Finish: 3.30 PM