Good evening, I want to let you know about a training the Centre is facilitating focusing on young autistic adults, aged 14 years and above, who are approaching the end of Post Primary education.
The training, ‘16+ Options: Education & Employment’ will be in Lismore Comprehensive School, Craigavon, Co. Armagh on Saturday 29th February 2020. The aim of this event is to provide the young autistic adult and their parent/carer and educators opportunity to find out what pathways are available as young adult considers options at the end of post primary education.
Mr Adam Harris, founder of AsIAm is the keynote speaker at this event. Adam will give insight into his personal experience of living with autism and will discuss the challenges and options he faced when he approached the end of Post Primary School and how he over-came them. Speakers from the Education Authority Transition Service, Cedar Foundation Education & Employment, Southern Regional College and the NAS Transition and Advice team will explain what they do and the support they offer. Other organisations that support the transition to further education and employment will also be present on the day to answer delegates questions.
To ensure all, including young autistic adult, parents/carers and teachers, know about this training event, could I ask you to please disseminate the attached promotional flyer about the event with your educational colleagues, parents/carers and Parent Support Groups or indeed to any organisation/group or individual who you think may be interested.
The training event is free of charge, but the young autistic adult, parents, carers and educators do need to book a place online at https://www.middletownautism.com/training-packages/parents/post-16-where-to-now-what-s-available-258-07-02-2020. An email address is required for each person wanting to attend. If the young autistic adult does not have their own email address, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the young person wanting to attend and they will be registered.
The event starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm (registration between 9.30-10am).
If you have a query about this training event, please contact the Centre for Autism on 028 37515750 or email email@example.com