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AsIAm And SuperValu Launch Webinar To Support Students

AsIAm’s online seminar ‘Educational Support Seminar for Secondary School Students’ sponsored by SuperValu is now live on their website. 

The seminar is part of an ongoing series which offer support and useful information to the Autism community.

The online support seminars are driven by the autism community and delivered by autism experts focusing on the changes that have arisen as a result of COVID-19, the retailer explained. 

"The online seminars focus on issues our community will find challenging arising from changes related to COVID-19," said Adam Harris, CEO of AsIAm.

"Students are now faced with a lot of unknowns from predictive grades to what their transition to university could look like and for students in the autism community this is particularly challenging as routine and structures are so important," he added. 

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The ‘Educational Support Seminar for Secondary School Students’ online seminar is given by education expert Billy Redmond.

Redmond is currently on a career break from his role as Principal of St. Laurence College in Loughlinstown where he led the DEIS school for four years.

The seminar is targeted towards secondary students going back to school in September as well as those moving on to further education and will cover topics such as:

•      Transition Planning back to School 

•      Transitioning to College/University

•      Educational Supports and Expectations

•      What does predictive grades mean?

•      Online Educational Resources 

“As sponsors of the community support seminars we are delighted these seminars are now online to support the autism community," said Martin Kelleher, managing director, SuperValu.

"Now more than ever we need to continue to support the autism community.”

With over 50,000 families in Ireland living with autism, those affected face barriers to inclusion because of the attitudes of people who may not have first-hand experience of autism.

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