Participants will leave the course with practical strategies to apply immediately including the use of visual supports and how to write stories and scripts ofor understanding. Additionally the coure will facilitate participants to develop a framework of support, a better understanding of challenging behaviour and how to manage it and a better understanding of how to develop an autism friendly environment, including individiual education plans and transition plans.
The course will be of particular benefit to educators including teachers, SNAs and administratotrs and parents/guardians of learners with autism spectrum conditions.
The course will be delivered by Ms Geraldine Graydon.
Geraldine holds an MSc Equality Studies, HDip Advocacy - Master in Equality Studies at University College Dublin (2005) and HDip in Advocacy at IT Sligo (2010)
From 2006 to 2010 she worked for Rehab Care as the Partners in Policymaking Programme Co- coordinator for families and individuals with disabilities. From 2010 – 2015 she worked for Autism Initiatives first as the Family Initiatives Programme Co-ordinator and later as the Autism Leaver Transition Project Coordinator.
Geraldine has more than 20 years of experience in the field of autism spectrum condition.
Currently she is trainer/lecturer and Advocacy consultant at InSight – Integrated Autism Specialists in South Dublin/North Wicklow.
Geraldine has developed autism related programmes and workshops for parents, educators, and social care professionals and is a frequent presenter at workshops in Ireland.