Supporting Students with Autism through the use of Apps, Primary & Post Primary

Start Date End Date Location Booking Deadline Fully Booked
13/04/2018 13/04/2018 Laois Education Centre 12/04/2018 No
Registration: 8.45 AM
Seminar begins : 9.15 AM
Seminar concludes : 3.30 PM

Course Information

This seminar focuses on using iPads and Apps to help achieve curricular targets for students with Autism. It is suitable for teachers of students with Autism in Primary, Post-Primary, Special Class and Special School settings.


Expected Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Be able to plan for, and use, Apps to help students with Autism to achieve curricular targets


Course Content

  • Consider how Apps can be used to support teaching and learning in relation to the challenges associated with Autism

  • Become familiar with some iPad accessibility and management features

  • Demonstrate practical examples of incorporating Apps into our teaching in order to achieve curricular targets for students with Autism.


Information for Applicants


iPads will not be provided – participants are welcome to bring their own although it is not essential for participation on this course. However, maximum benefit is derived from the course if participants bring to the course a fully charged iPad, and are equipped with passwords and an I-tunes account for the downloading and purchase of Apps.

To participate in the workshop element, participants will need a basic knowledge of how to use an iPad. Because of time constraints, the seminar will not cover technical issues relating to iPad use in any detail.


This 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.