Free Training for Parents, Carers, Teachers and SNAs - Autism

Autism Louth&Meath & Drogheda ABACAS School for Children with Autism & Complex Needs are pleased to be able to offer four free training sessions for parents, carers, teachers and SNAs covering a number of practical topics.  The courses will be delivered by Catriona Connolly BCBA the Director of Education in Drogheda ABACAS.  These courses are open to all  (ie not just parents or staff from ABACAS).  There are four courses over four weeks, two hours per session.  The sessions are linked so it is better if you can attend all four but ok if you have to miss one.     Certificates of attendance will be available. 

All courses are on Thursday nights from 7.30 to 9.30 in the Drogheda ABACAS School.  Dates are July, 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.

Course Topics are :

Course 1 - Using Visuals to support understanding - how to help children with ASD better understand what is happening and the collateral benefits of that understanding.

Course 2 - Introduction to communication systems similiar to PECS - going through the 6 phases of communication systems similiar to PECS with hands on opportunities to practice how to teach PECS and run corrections

Course 3 - Adaptive Behaviour and Life Skills - how to be an active part in helping a child be as independent as possible as they get older.

Course 4 - Managing Crisis Behaviours - some general information on how to avoid and manage challenging behaviour.