Unlock a deeper understanding of autism at our upcoming day-long CPD accredited course, “Autism: An Understanding,” taking place on Wednesday, November 15th, 2023, at the Maryborough Hotel and Spa in Douglas, Cork. This comprehensive course will provide invaluable insights into the autistic experience from various perspectives, delving into essential topics such as autistic anxiety, communication, sensory experiences, after-school restraint collapse, and behavioural concerns.
Designed for a diverse audience, including parents, teachers, SNA’s, educational professionals, social workers, childcare professionals, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists, this course is your gateway to enhancing your knowledge and practical skills in supporting autistic individuals. What sets this course apart is the expertise of our autistic trainer, having amassed over 24 years of experience in providing unwavering support and guidance to autistic individuals. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of autism and make a positive impact in your field. Register today and be part of this transformative learning experience.
MA Ed, BA ECS, PG DIP PS Ed, PG Cert TLHE
Over 24 years experience working with children, teens and adults on the ASD spectrum.
Laura has held the role of Director of Educational Support Services in the Shine Centre for the past 18 years. Previously, Laura has worked in a variety of settings from early intervention, autism specific school, respite care settings and home tuition. Founder and Co-ordinator of the PALS (personal & life skills) Programme, intensive social skills, anxiety management, self esteem, pragmatic language and emotional recognition and management programme for 11-14 year olds identified as experiencing Autism Level 1. Laura has been lecturing on the Diploma in Autism Studies in UCC for the past 10 years, both online and in the classroom and also launched Connect Autism Consultancy Services in September 2014. This service specialises in providing individualised social skills training programmes for tweens and teens on the Autism Spectrum and provides general autism consultancy.
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