Autism is a complex neurobehavioral disorder that includes impairments in social interaction, language development and communication skills. Children with Autism have trouble in understanding what other people think and feel. This makes it very hard for them to express themselves either with words or through gestures, facial expressions, touch etc. Therefore, it is essential for teachers and for parents of children with Autism to learn more about this field for early intervention and in order to facilitate in developing necessary skills for their daily living and education. However, the available opportunities for learning about Autism are very limited in the country. Therefore, the Department of Special Needs Education (SNE) has decided to conduct a series of two-day workshops for teachers on Autism. These workshops will be conducted by the Support Centre for Children and Adolescence in Risk Situation (SCCARS) of the Department of Special Needs Education, as a CERC project.
- These workshops will enable the trainees to:
- Acquire new knowledge on children with Autism
- Develop positive attitudes towards children with Autism
- Acquire competencies to cater to the needs of children with Autism effectively
Workshop 1: Introduction of Autism and Features of the Autistic Children
Workshop 2: Strategies for Children with Autism to Enhance their Communication and Social Skills