Full course description
Based on my upcoming book, ‘The Everyday Autism Handbook for Schools’ (due to be published by Jessica Kingsley Publications in October 2021), this course will give you a great grounding and knowledge of autism, along with lots of practical tips and strategies for helping your students or child to be as good as they can be.
This course is for principals, teachers, teaching assistants and after-school staff, in both mainstream and special primary schools. It is also very suited to parents or guardians looking to deepen their understanding of autism
Classes will be delivered online on Wednesdays 7-9pm for eight weeks from 29 September to 17 November.
The course is divided into eight sessions, each based around a specific topic. Each class will contain: easy-to-understand explanations of each topic, case studies to illustrate the topics, personal insights from a range of autistic children, young people and adults, as well as parents and teachers, and of course, practical strategies.
- Introduction to Autism
- Top Tips: Make Everything Visual for Me; Give Me A Schedule
- Top Tips: Motivate Me
- Top Tips: Help me to be more Organised and Independent
- Top Tips: Teach Me Ways to Cope with Anxiety
- Top Tips: Teach me Ways to Recognise and Cope with My Emotions
- Top Tips: Give Me A Break
- Top Tips: Help Me To Navigate the Social World of School
- Creating an Inclusive, Autism Friendly School
Claire Droney, M. Ed, has been supporting children and young people with autism across a range of educational settings for the past 16 years. These include special schools, special classes and mainstream schools. She currently works as a special education teacher (SET) in a mainstream primary school in Ireland. Previously, she worked as an autism advisor for the National Council for Special Education (NCSE), and spent five years in London as part of a busy Autism Outreach team, supporting and training school staff who work with students with autism at both primary and second level. She also worked for the Autism Education Trust (AET), delivering their suite of training packages and assessing other trainers on their behalf.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old at course commencement.
Short courses are not assessed. Students will receive a UCC Certificate of Attendance upon completion.
Closing Date for Application
Friday 17 September
Contact Details for Further Information
Regina Sexton, Phone: 021-4904700, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org