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SERC -AUsome Ireland: Autism Training CPD Presenter: Evaleen Wheltom
Viking Hotel Waterford
16-11-2019   Registration 09:30 Starts 10:00- 16:00
6 CPD hours
Workshop Limited to 70 places.
IACP Members only.

South East Regional Committe Present a Workshop: 

AUsome Ireland: Autism Training

Presenter Bio: 

Evaleen made the wonderful discovery that she is autistic 5 years ago at the age of 37. Since then she has been advocating for positive change for autistic people in Ireland. As an advocate Evaleen concentrated her efforts in raising appreciation for autistic thinking, delivering educational workshops, and set about her journey to normalise the perception of autism in the wider community.  As well as writing articles, organising conferences and talks on various topics relating to autism, Evaleen has developed many programs to train others with the most current thinking around autism. Evaleen developed unique programs which teach children how to navigate the social world. The Konnect Program is dedicated to autistic children and Klub is a program for children who may not have a diagnosis but need support around social interaction. She later developed Get Konnected Program to train parents and professionals how to coach Autistic children in social interactions. She has also delivered tailored training to primary and secondary schools and to professional groups ranging from educators to private businesses. Evaleen believes there must be an arena for an open , frank and honest discussion around autism with autistic people at its very core. AUsome Ireland is a starting point for this in Ireland. 


Workshop Outline: 

This informative and interactive training will give you lots of insights into Autistic minds and the most current research on Autistic Communication. It will give you lots of practical advice, strategies and resources for serving your autistic clients. 

A general overview:
• What is Autism
• What is not autism
• Medical Model of Autism
• Social Model
• Human Rights Model
• Most recent research on Autistic Social Communication
• How to adapt your communication for autistic clients
• Issues we may present with at different ages: mental health, abuse, misdiagnosis, multiple diagnosis, PTSD, Depression, anxiety, Alexythemia
• Masking, autistic burnout
• Autistic Women
• Autism and Suicide
• Evaleen’s own journey in therapy
• Autistic Emotions and Empathy
• Autistic Connections, Friendships and Boundaries.


 CPD certificates will be emailed to participants after attendance at the Workshop.




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