SESS-Supported Middletown Courses

Middletown Centre for Autism is a North–South educational initiative which was established in 2007 with funding provided by the Department of Education (DE), Northern Ireland and the Department of Education and Skills (DES), Ireland.

Based in Middletown, Co. Armagh, the purpose of the centre is to support the promotion of excellence in the development and co-ordination of education services to children and young people with Autism.

Special Education Support Service (SESS) will facilitate teachers from Ireland working with pupils with Autism in accessing specific courses through the provision of travel and subsistence costs. In addition, substitute cover may be available for teachers with primary responsibility for children with Autis and where it is deemed essential by the Principal.

List of courses and Application Process
Middletown courses for which SESS provides support are listed in the table below . 

Teachers should apply directly to Middletown Centre for Autism using their online system. Where a teacher indicates on the application form that travel, subsistence and substitution is required, Middletown Centre for Autism will forward the application to the SESS for consideration on the applicant's behalf. SESS will correspond directly with each individual applicant as to their request regarding the provision of travel, subsistence and substitution.

To secure a place on the above listed courses application should be made directly to Middletown, using the online system.

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 September 21 & 22, 2017

  Autism, Mental Health & Managing Anxiety: Autism & Mental Health (2 day seminar)

  Delgany, Wicklow

 November 2 & 3, 2017

  Autism, Behaviour, Life Skills & Relationships (2 day seminar)   Belfast

 November 2, 2017

  PEP 3

  Middletown Centre for Autism

 November 2 & 3, 2017   Autism, Behaviour, Life Skills & Relationships (2 day seminar)


 November 15, 2017   Visual Strategies for Pupils with High Functioning Autism in Mainstream Education

  Middletown Centre for Autism

 December 7 & 8, 2017

  Autism & Selective Mutism (2 day seminar)


 February 9, 2018

  Life Skills Training for Primary School Pupils with Autism

  Middletown Centre for Autism

 February 23, 2018

  Promoting Positive Mental Health for you and your Child   Limerick

 March 9, 2018

  Autism & Context Blindness   Belfast

 March 23, 2018

  Tommy Mackay   Belfast

 April 27, 2018

  Risk Factors for Bullying of Children with Autism & Preventative Strategies

  Middletown Centre for Autism

 May 12, 2018   Tony Attwood

  Drumcondra, Dublin

 May 18, 2018

  Relationships & Sexuality Education for Students with Autism

  Middletown Centre for Autism