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Friday 29th June 2012 No Admission fee – Lunch Included
Advocacy - Rosaleen Doonan. Carers Association, Sligo,
Leitrim, Donegal & West Cavan
Advocay worker for Special needs
Leitrim, Ms Elaine Morriss will be attending the carers day to tell everyone
what work she does on behalf of special needs
Inspirational Art and Craft ideas
for Children with Julie Smith and Noellee Lockhart
Sculpting with Martin Doyle.
Experience the Art of Clay Modelling with Renowned ‘Crutu’ Sculpture
Understanding Behaviours - The
benefits of Art/Craft and Animal Therapy with Becky Thomas.
Relaxation and Yoga with Julie
Jean Rogers, Ck-on shn and Kate
Mason from the Uk will be in attendance talking about HANDLE methods
The conference will be held on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September 2011, in Dublin.
More details about the conference will be published soon - contact Red Door by phone or visit their website.
This will be The Red Door's 4th International ABA Conference. In previous years, they have been delighted to attract some leading international and Irish ABA professionals to present seminars and workshops on a wide variety of topics, covering not just the "Early Years", but also teenagers and young adults as well.
This event is being hosted by The Red Door School (www.thereddoorschool.com).
There are still a few places available for this course.
Enabling Positive Futures - Three x 2-Day Workshop
For Parents of Individuals withAutism Spectrum Conditions (Includes Asperger’s Syndrome)
Friday 13th & Saturday 14th May
2nd Workshop - Friday 10th & Saturday 11th June
Final Workshop - Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd July
Rochestown Lodge Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
First Steps in ABA
Group workshop with Dr Ken Kerr, Sligo Park Hotel, SLIGO
I attach a brouchure on a seminar which the Leitrim/West Cavan Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland is organising on Special Education Needs and which will take place in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim on November 11th.
Rainchild Network and Developing Ability Partnership are working together on possibility of running a number of special needs courses in Connaught region due to regular enquiries and sponsorship opportunity. We are pleased to announce the first course is the ...
First Steps in ABA
Group workshop with Dr Ken Kerr
The Clarion Hotel, Sligo, Starting Saturday June 26th 2010 for three consecutive Saturdays
PECS is a tried and tested approach that uses pictures to develop communication skills in children and adults with a wide range of learning difficulties. Easy to access, affordable to implement and scientifically supported as one of the most effective interventions. PECS is an opportuunity to open the door to spontaneous communication.
Benefits of PECS
- Increases skills and independence with a functional communication system.
- Reduces inappropriate behaviours by reinforcing requests and positive communication.
Many children with autism do not learn from their environment in the same way as their typically developing peers. Often, children with autism require more structured teaching approaches to help them learn new skills, such as pre-academic skills, and to encourage the use of language. In this workshop we will look at different methods of teaching that have been used effectively to teach children with autism. We will examine 3 main teaching approaches: Discrete Trial Teaching, Precision Teaching, and Incidental Teaching.
Communication: The Key to Success
Following the success of the conferences held annually 2007-2009, Edge Hill University is hosting a fourth international conference addressing the needs of young people with autism on 21st May 2009. The keynote speaker will be Professor Simon Baron-Cohen.
Just a quick reminder that you can register right now for Autism2009, the unique Awares international online autism conference, at www.awares.org/conferences
This year's event - which Professor Simon Baron-Cohen has called "the finest online conference of its type on the planet" - is run once again by Adam Feinstein, editor of Awares, the pioneering website of Autism Cymru, Wales’s national charity for autism. The conference opens on November 30 and runs for a week until December 11. The speakers' papers will be added to the conference site over the next few days.
Using ICT to Support Individuals with Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning difficulties.
Venue: The Dyscovery Centre, University of Wales, Newport, Allt-yr-yn Campus, Newport
Venue: Bloomfield House Hotel, Mullingar
- Senior Clinical Psychologist Elaine Kelly
- Senior Occupational Therapist Erin Riley
Suitable for parents, teachers, resource teachers, principals and SNA’s and anyone who has an interest.They will be exploring the implications of a diagnosis of Dyspraxia/DCD at a practical level, both at home and in school. This promises to be a very educational and interesting talk...one not to be missed.
It is hoped to form a ‘Parent Support Group ‘from the Midlands area at the presentation.
Venue: Clarion Hotel Liffey Valley
- Nita Jackson: Author
- Carolann Jackson: Teacher and Parent
- Kirsen Conroy: Behavioural Specialist
- Orna Mac Giolla Ri: Senior Occupational Therapist
- Lindsay Noble: Senior Speech and Language Therapist
Registered SNA’s €95
Teachers, Parents, SNA’s not registered with snag- €110
Price includes lunch and tea/coffee in the afternoon.
Certificates of Attendance provided on the day.
Please send cheque or postal order to:
Course: Fundamentals of Autism
Venue: Autism NI Belfast
-Introduction to Autistic Spectrum Disorders
-Main features associated with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
-Understanding of communication issues
-Awareness of the implications of a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder
-Have an understanding of the impact of Autistic Spectrum Disorder and the difficulties encountered by those individuals affected.
Assessment Qualification Alliance (optional)
Venue: INTO Learning Centre, 38 Parnell Square, Dublin
"Autism NI’s Mission in brief is to 'ensure that individuals with Autism and their carers are valued members of the community'. We achieve this through a bi-lateral approach of parent support and training for parents and professionals.
Autism NI's training department team has a wealth of qualifications, expertise and experience. As well as drawing on the wide range of skills within our own professional team, we also have links and longstanding relationships with a consortium of local and international specialist trainers.
Training Services Ireland is currently offering a one day Autism and Aspergers Course the course is delivered by a qualified trainer.
The Course Covers:
- Learn the main signs and symptoms
- Understand the challenges for the child
- Key workers and the multi-disciplinary team
- The family and communication
- Strategies for managing challenging behaviour
- Be more confident and knowledgable in your work
This is a One Day Course and Course Cost is €60 per person
The National Institute for Intellectual Disability (NIID)
Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin
Places Available on some Workshops
Each workshop lasts for three days. Workshops are run by Trinity staff and International speakers. Each day begins with a plenary session from one of the International speakers
If you are interested in...
Venue: Irish YouthWork Centre, 20 Dominick Street Lower, Dublin 1
WORKSHOP AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
This workshop aims to explore challenging behaviour in young
people both in terms of prevention at an organisational level and
strategies for responding to challenging behaviour when it occurs.
The morning session of the workshop will focus on organisational
issues such as:
≈ Developing a strengths-based ethos which validates and
celebrates each person.
≈ Acknowledging and incentivising good behaviour.
Venue: Crawford College of Art and Design.
For the past 19 years, the Cork Summer School in Art Therapy has welcomed up to sixty participants annually, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn about and experience Art Therapy.
Refer to the brochure below.
Venue: The Red Cow Hotel, Dublin (Naas Road)
Using Intensive Interaction
One day workshop
The Aim of the Course
To enable participants to build more fulfilling, interactive and equal relationships with people who have profound learning disabilities and complex needs.
The Course encourages participants to REFLECT on their own experiences and make CHANGES in their practice. It is a practical and empowering course.
The Course is suitable for:
Venue: Red Cow Hotel, Dublin (Naas Road)
"Understanding the Multi-Sensory Concept"
This workshop is a “must” for anyone using multi-sensory equipment!
9.45am Coffee and registration
10.00am Introduction. Creating the correct environment, colours, comfort, atmosphere, lighting, avoiding mistakes, going portable.