Autism Support Louth Monthly Meeting – All Welcome
Thur 14th March @ 8.00pm, Boyne Valley Hotel, Drogheda
We will have two speakers followed by social meeting.
Workshop 1 - 8.00 – 9.00 pm
To language and beyond: ‘Toy Story’ helps autism
The father of twins with autism used his engineering skills to develop software with Disney Pixar to teach children to speak. . Engineer Enda Dodd created innovative new software, which has been specially developed for children with impaired language skills for his sons, Conor and Eoin who were diagnosed with autism and hearing impairments.
Animated Language Learning (ALL), a state-of-the-art, visually based language learning programme that uses clips from popular Disney Pixar Movies such as Toy Story to help autistic kids learn how to speak. Dodd, who has full access to the entire Disney Pixar archive for his research, found he could take images from such well loved movies such as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Cars and Monsters Inc and attach a language or method of communication to them.
Workshop 2 – Walk with you
Andrea Hermes will introduce “Walk with you Walk Peer Programme” Their mission is to support young people with a disability to access mainstream employment, education and training. This Pilot Project will support young people based in Louth aged 16 – 24. Support includes 1 – 1 support, preparation for work, job matching , guidance towards further education and training.
This meeting is open to all parents, carers and professionals of people with any disability. It will also be a good opportunity to meet up with other parents in the area.