Here is a message from Gary Cooper CEO of The Middletown Centre for Autism with information about the excellent series of webinars – on line seminars – available during May.
I am delighted to launch the next series of Middletown Centre for Autism’s webinars. Many of the topics covered in these sessions have been suggested by those of you who have been following our previous sessions. The feedback has been excellent and the Centre staff greatly appreciate the positive feedback that has been received. I trust that you will continue to make use of the next series of webinars and pass the details on to those who may be interested. I trust that you are all keeping well in these challenging times and that you and your family will remain safe.
Middletown Centre Webinar Series May 2020
In order to provide support during the suspension of our face to face delivery Middletown is offering a series of twice weekly live webinars. These sessions will feature members of our own multi-disciplinary team and international speakers on a series of themes.
Please click on the link beside each name to read more about the session and register to attend a live session.
Stephen Shore –
Being Autistic in a Time of Uncertainty
Tuesday 5th May 2020 – 19:00
What Works for Me
Thursday 7th May 2020 – 19:00
Visual Supports for Anxiety Management
Tuesday 12th May 2020 – 19:00
Kari Dunn Buron
Thursday 14th May 2020 – 19:00
Thursday 19th May 2020 – 19:00
Tuesday 21st May 2020 – 19:00
Stress and Coping
Thursday 28th May 2020 – 10:00am **Live Only Session**
The live sessions will host a maximum of 500 delegates live and most sessions will be posted on social media the following day. Sessions marked ‘live only’ will not. Please consider the maximum number of places available when booking your placce.
Dear Service User,
The Centre’s current programme of online provision will complete on 9 June. We now want to ask what do you need from us over the summer months? Completing the survey below will allow us to tailor our summer programme to the needs of our service users. Thank you in advance for your support.
By clicking on the link below, you are consenting to take part in this short survey. No personal data will be collected or stored. All data is confidential and only used to guide our service delivery during this unprecedented time.
Home Learning Surveyhttps://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/XYMXGDX
Thank you for your continued support of Middletown Centre for Autism, and for your time in completing this survey.
Have you signed up to our VLE yet? This is online learning at your finger tips, please follow the link below to sign up please note this is a different sign in than the Middletownautism website. Users must register separately to this platform as it is different from our current website and manually enroll on each course.
Empowering Autistic Individuals to be Successful
Join Dr. TEMPLE GRANDIN, the World’s most Famous and Influential person with Autism and outspoken proponent of Autism Awareness for a very Special Pre-Recorded, On-Demand Webinar on Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 at 7.30pm until 8.30pm.
With this Exclusive Once-off Webinar with Dr. Temple Grandin you will:
✓ Gain INSIGHTS into the Mind of Someone LIVING
✓ Learn How Temple Grandin, THINKS, LEARNS & EXPERIENCES Life as a PERSON WITH AUTISM
✓ Discover INTERVENTIONS, THERAPIES & SUPPORTS which have Enabled her to be SUCCESSFUL
✓ Transform Your VIEW & UNDERSTANDING of AUTISM with Temple’s first-hand LIFE STORY
And much more…
When: Tuesday, May 5th, 2020
Time: 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Your Investment: FREE for a limited time only!
* Limited Places Available
BOOK your place here: bit.ly/templegrandin1
Do you know a child with Autism or Sensory Processing Difficulties?
- Snowball Alley- Fun for all the family
- Snowman Picture Knockdown
- Santa’s Family Room with personalised Family Christmas Story
- Christmas Tree Decoration making
Children grow up to be teenagers so whatever age your child or young person on the autistic spectrum is, you are invited to join us in either Letterkenny or Donegal Town. See the link below to book your place.
CLICK THE LINK https://www.middletownautism.com/training/parents TO BOOK YOUR PLACE AT EITHER THE LETTERKENNY OR DONEGAL TOWN EVENT.
You will need to scroll through events to find the one you want.
Here is an interesting article about the personal experience of Asperger’s Syndrome – or Autistic Spectrum Disorder as it is more commonly known now. This is coming from a granny who has been involved in Education throughout her working life and her grandson who was diagnose with Asperger’s at the age of 6. It gives a great insight into what life is like with mild autism. Just click the link:-
What is iCARE Limited?
iCARE Ltd exists to support all parents of persons with autism from Inishowen irrespective of age, by promoting on a local level, improved treatment, education, welfare and acceptance for our children. In the initial years the organisation focused on training and education needs with significant success. One of the key achievements of iCARE Ltd is the establishment of the iCARE Centre located in Buncrana County Donegal in 2007 and the purchase of the land that we are based on in 2013.
Why do we exist?
iCARE was set up in September 2000 by like minded parents from Inishowen who realised that there was a need for a local charity organisation to represent the views of all parents of persons with autism. We provide support, training, information and respite to families.
What do we do?
The organisation prides itself on its person-centred approaches. Throughout our organisation we consider it vital that we get to know the person with an autism spectrum condition, and also understand how their autism impacts on their life. We feel that every person with autism is unique, and that their autism impacts on them uniquely. provide support, training, information and respite to families. At iCARE Ltd we believe that all should have access to our services, regardless of social background. At iCARE Ltd we understand that undergoing the process of getting a diagnosis for child can be a very difficult time. So, whether you have recently had a diagnosis, are undergoing the process or if your child was diagnosed some time ago, you are still more than welcome to attend our parent support groups. Our centre operates 7 days per week, providing after school weekly respite sessions to those families in need, we have an after school club for children with autism and non-disabled children. We operate school holiday programmes for children with autism and their families.
We have a youth club for autism for young people aged 11+.
To see our services click here http://parenthubdonegal.ie/services/listing/i-c-a-r-e/
Here is an interesting piece from John Sharry about how we can support other children in the family when a sibling has autism. Just click on the link:-
Donegal Local Development Company Gaoth Dobhair is organising two evenings – one In Dore and one in the Carrick/Kilcar area – on Autism Awareness. This short training session is suitable for parents, carers, early childhood education workers, teachers etc. If you are interested in attending please contact Angela or Bridget on 074 9532712
Session 1 11/09/2017 Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dore 6:45pm – 8:45pm
Session 2 14/09/2017 Carrick/Kilcar Area 6:45pm – 8:45pm
|Autism Awareness 2 hours
|This introductory course aims to enhance knowledge about Autism.
The course will include: