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23TRA523 Autism in Girls - Unique Supports

 

 

Date:     Monday 9th October 2023
Time:     7 pm - 8.30 pm
Venue:  Online via Zoom

Target Audience: Primary level teachers, SNAs, SET Teachers

Join us for a captivating webinar that sheds light on the unique experiences of autistic girls and young women. Our understanding of autism has evolved, and we now recognize that girls and young women are increasingly being diagnosed with this remarkable neurodivergent trait. In this empowering session, we will delve into the specific needs and strengths of autistic girls and explore effective supports to unlock their full potential.

As our knowledge about autism in girls and women continues to expand, we embrace the opportunity to foster a truly inclusive environment that celebrates neurodiversity. Together, we will explore the diverse expressions of autism and how they manifest uniquely in girls. From navigating social challenges to promoting self-advocacy and self-esteem, we will discuss practical strategies and insights to create a supportive and empowering space for autistic girls and young women.

With a commitment to fostering neurodiversity, Alanna will take us on a journey to embrace the rich tapestry of autism expressions in girls. From navigating social complexities to promoting self-advocacy and bolstering self-esteem, we will delve into practical strategies and insights tailored to create a supportive and empowering environment for autistic girls and young women.

Drawing upon a wealth of expertise, Alanna will share valuable knowledge and practical tools that SNAs, teachers, and SET teachers at both primary and post-primary levels can utilise. By embracing the unique perspectives and strengths of autistic girls, we pave the way for their success and well-being in educational settings.

Join us in this transformative webinar as we celebrate neurodiversity, challenge preconceptions, and unlock the untapped potential of autistic girls and young women. Together, let's create a world where every individual can shine, irrespective of their neurodivergent journey.

Secure your spot now and be a part of this inclusive and empowering session!

Bio of Presenter: Alanna O' Connor

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Alanna O’Connor is a highly experienced and dedicated speech and language therapist who brings a wealth of expertise and passion to the field of neurodiversity, speech and language disorders, and disability supports in education. With years of experience, Alanna is dedicated to empowering education staff in Ireland to create inclusive and supportive environments for all pupils.

Alanna has worked extensively with teachers and SNAs across diverse educational settings. She is particularly interested in promoting literacy attainment and working with children and young people with disabilities. She is passionate about sharing knowledge with SNAs and teachers, as they work closely with children in a language-rich environment.

Alanna is all about spreading awareness, championing inclusivity, and creating a positive educational journey for individuals with autism, language disorders, intellectual disability, ADHD and others. Through her webinars she hopes to empower education staff in Ireland to have an exclusive chance to grasp invaluable insights, practical tools, and foster a supportive learning environment that benefits all students.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 09-10-2023 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 09-10-2023 8:30 pm
Cut off date 09-10-2023 7:15 pm
Available place 1000
Fee €5.00
Number Hours 1.5
Speaker Alanna O Connor
Location Online

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