Course Details

Understanding Le Cheile, Autism Awareness Training - 2nd April 2019
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Category:
Personal Development
Course aim:
We aim to raise awareness about autism, a condition that affects 1 in 59 Irish people. Our workshop aims to make people more sociable towards their autistic peers and colleagues. While many adults in the workforce may know someone who has autism, often they know very little about the condition itself, and the challenges it encompasses. Furthermore, many people shy away from asking questions, to ensure they do not cause offence. Our workshop aims to promote the beginning of this discussion. Knowledge is of no value, unless you put it into practice. That is exactly what we plan to do.
Course objectives:
Through our thought-provoking interactive material, real-world examples and visual aids, we provide a glimpse into symptoms and behaviors experienced by many autists. It is knowledge that evokes empathy. It would be impossible to cover all aspects of autism there is no one-size fits all! We aim to instill confidence in your team that following our 60-minute session they will have an insight into this condition, based wholly on scientific findings and raw, personal experiences.
Target group:
-Staff/Lecturers in Academic Environments
-Staff in Student Support Settings
Content:
This workshop will dispel common misconceptions, promote inclusivity and spark a confidence in staff with the introduction to People-First Language. You will no longer fear causing offence and will instead desire to learn more.

The workshop covers areas such as understanding autism spectrum disorder, challenges faced by autistic people, eliminating fear in the workplace and the benefits of an autistic colleague/employee.

Understanding Le Cheile is the perfect way to encourage, build and nurture an environment founded on inclusion, collaboration and respect.
Prerequisites:
None
Introduction:
Understanding Le Cheile (ULC) is an Enactus NUI Galway project, established to raise awareness about autism in both academic and corporate settings with the use of interactive materials, scientific research, real-life experiences and inspiring stories.
Start date (yyyy-mm-dd):
Apr 2, 2019
Duration:
1 days
Time:
12:30pm-2:00pm
Organiser:
Office of the Vice President for Equality and Diversity
Venue:
AMB-G066 Training Room 2, Arts Millennium Building (Psychology Wing)
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