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Starting School - Supporting Children with Additional Needs

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Starting School - Supporting Children with Additional Needs transition to school for the first time. A Workshop and E-Book for parents.

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Starting School - Supporting Children with Additional Needs transition to school for the first time. A Workshop and E-Book for parents/carers.

  • WORKSHOP

The "Starting School" workshop will take place on ZOOM on Saturday August 7th 2021 at 7.30pm -9.30pm

  • E-BOOK

Each attendee will receive a detailed "Starting School" E-Book which will further support parents/carers in preparing their child(ren) for the transition to preschool/school for the first time.

The E-Book contains detailed advice, support strategies, recommendations to support you and your child as they transition to preschool/school for the first time.

For many parents, their child(ren) making the transition to preschool/school for the first time can be a daunting experience.

For so long as parents you have been your child's voice, advocating for them and now you prepare to help them go out in to the world without you by their side for the first time.

For many children starting preschool/school can be a confusing and potentially upsetting time. Starting preschool/school will bring about monumental change in your child's life. For many that change, can be incredibly upsetting.

The "Starting School" Workshop will seek to :

  • Provide parents with practical strategies on how to prepare their child for the upcoming transition
  • Highlight the importance and implementation of Visual Supports such as Social Stories (TM), Countdown Calendars, Morning Routines, Weekly Schedules and Transition Supports.
  • Highlight Life Skills /Self-Help Skills to practice and progress over the Summer months in advance of starting school/preschool
  • Model the implementation of Social Stories, Countdown Calendars, Morning Routines, Weekly Schedules, Transition Supports.
  • Discuss the use and implementation of Communication Passports
  • Provide practical strategies in relation to day to day Schooling challenges such as uniform sensitivities, school refusal, lunchtime challenges, big emotions.
  • Provide practical information and strategies on what your child needs to be able to do before starting preschool/school.
  • Strategies of support in relation to emotional regulation, separation anxiety.
  • Starting School Book and Media Recommendations
  • Question and Answer Time

For more information contact me through my Social Media platforms of Instagram or Facebook or email me directly on amandatheautismeducator@gmail.com

There are limited places available so book now to avoid disappointment.

I look forward to meeting you at the workshop.

Amanda

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Organiser Amanda Mc Guinness

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Amanda Mc Guinness is a Law Graduate, autistic adult, Autism Consultant, and Visual Support Designer from the West of Ireland. She is an experienced Webinar/Workshop Facilitator, presenting to parents and professionals all over the world online and in person.

She is a mother to 4 children, 3 of whom are autistic. Amanda's children have varying degrees of support needs and multiple co-morbid dx including intellectual disability, learning difficulties, sensory processing differences, apraxia of speech, dyspraxia, anxiety, insomnia.

Amanda's Visual Supports have been featured on and recommended by Government bodies, organisations, charities and associations all over the world. To name but a few: the NHS, HSE, AsIam, The National Autistic Society UK, The National Autism Association of America, New South Wales Government, Dr. Stephen Shore, Jed E. Baker, have featured and recommended Amanda's Visual Supports.

To learn more about Amanda's Visual Supports go to her websites www.theautismeducator.ie and www.littlepuddins.ie

Amanda is most well known online for her philanthropic design and sharing of visual supports and educational resources to families of children with additional needs the world over.

Her most recent design “What is the Coronavirus?” Social Story became a viral sensation when Amanda designed and shared for free online, the Social Story(TM), to support children just like her own, who were struggling to understand what was happening and why their world had changed so drastically in an instant.

Amanda and her family have been sharing their lives on-line since 2015 when Amanda launched Mayo’s first autism family blog -The Little Puddins Blog.

Through her family blog Amanda and her family have been on the most extraordinary journey, through TV appearances on The Late Late Show as Autism Ambassadors, to appearances on Prime Time, Ireland AM, RTÉ News and Virgin Media. Amanda and her little Puddins have featured in print and on-line across the world. Follow Amanda over on Instagram @littlepuddins.ie or over on her Facebook Blog for daily up dates on her family's life together with blog posts, resources, and recommendations.

Amanda’s lived experience as an autistic individual, her lived experience raising and home-schooling her three autistic sons together with her professional experience as an Autism Consultant and Early Intervention Educator, inspires parents of children with additional needs all over the world through her online social media platforms.

On the birth of Amanda's first son with additional needs, Amanda walked away from her Law Career and dedicated her life to support her children's progress. 40 years of lived experience as an autistic female together with over a decade of experience supporting her children, Amanda has a wealth of lived experience to share, together with her Professional experience, training and qualifications over the last decade.

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