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Training for Teachers and Parents living and working with Autism Spectrum Disorder 2013-14

CBA in collaboration with, 'Parents' Education as Autism Therapists (PEAT)', are offering five training events as part of the ongoing Big Lottery Fund project:
"Educational Inclusion for Children and Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorder."  The details for each event are below, for further information and registration forms contact the PEAT office, Tel: 028 90 324 882 or e-mail:

The titles and dates for the workshops are listed below. They will take place in the Peter Froggatt Centre, Queen's University Belfast.

TITLE: Event 1, Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Applied Behaviour Analysis
DATE: Friday 25th October 2013
TIME: 10.00-3.00pm

TITLE: Event 2, Behaviour Management in the Classroom
DATE: Friday 6th December 2013

TITLE: Event 3, Behaviour Analysis for Effective Teaching
DATE:Friday 14th February 2014
TIME: 10.00-3.00pm

TITLE: Event 4, Tools for Achieving Social Confidence for Children and Young People with Autism
DATE: Friday 11th April 2014

TITLE: Event 5, How to Understand and Improve Challenged Behaviour in Children and Young People with Autism
DATE: Friday 13th June 2014
LOCATION: Please note the location has changed since the flyer was printed, the venue is now
School of Sociology and Social Work, 6 College Park /01/035 (this is due to refurbishment in the PFC)

Registration forms for all above events are available by contacting or telephone 028 90 324 882

For flyer with details of all these events click here.

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Open Learning Course (Spring 2014):Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

DATE:April to June 2014 (Exact dates TBA)
REGISTRATION:To enrol please see the Open Learning Website or contact Open Learning at 028 9097 3323/3539

This five week course will provide participants with an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and provide practical strategies to address some of the behavioural issues that can arise. We will learn how to understand and address behaviours of individuals with autism to help them overcome barriers to inclusion. All interventions and strategies will be based on the principles of the Science of behaviour analysis.
These helping strategies will be taught in a practical interactive way, using multimedia training resources, so that participants can utilise them at home or work settings.This course is delivered by SOE Open Learning Programme in collaboration with the Centre for Behaviour Analysis and the PEAT Charity. The course is taught by Nichola Booth (BCBA).The course is delivered in 5 evening sessions (2 hours each) and is accredited at 5 CATS points following completion of a multiple-choice test at the end of the course.


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Employment of adults with disabilities:Policies and Practice

DATE: Thursday 23rd October 2014 
TIME: 1pm – 4.30pm
VENUE: Canada Room & Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, QUB.
FACILITATOR: Lynnae Ruttledge, ; Appointee by U.S. President Obama on the National Council on Disability.
REGISTRATION: This is an open and free event, but for numbers for catering please register with

Employment of adults with disabilities is a topic of great interest and importance today. Our discussion will focus on strategies, research and best practices that can assure that adults with disabilities have the skills and opportunity to compete in the local and global economy and in the 21st century workplace.  Too often, adults with disabilities face significant challenges in accessing and maintaining employment opportunities that maximize their skills, talents and abilities. For many, low expectations, under-employment and limited access to meaningful careers have been the reality. For others, adult onset of disability has meant the untimely shortening or termination of a career.Promising strategies that involve business, education and the disability community abound. There is a growing body of research and development of evidence-based practices in the field of employment of youth and adults with disabilities. Disability employment policy can and should be viewed in the context of the local and global economy.  As importantly, we can learn to tell a better story - from the perspective of the adult with a disability, from the perspective of employers and from the perspective of the community that benefits.

Short Biography:
Lynnae Ruttledge has committed her career to disability-related public policy and program development with a focus on employment of adults with disabilities. In her work in the fields of education, independent living, vocational rehabilitation and international exchange, Lynnae has provided effective leadership for collaborative partnerships with educators, researchers, advocates, business, community-based organizations and governmental agencies.  Lynnae currently serves as a Presidential appointee to the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress and other federal agencies on disability policy. In addition, she serves as a disability policy advisor to DOCTRID (Daughters of Charity, Technology  Research into Disability) and Michigan State University. In 2013, Lynnae also served as a Presidential appointee to the fifteen member US Senate Commission on Long Term Care.  Lynnae provided national leadership to the public vocational rehabilitation program as Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration with the US  Department of Education from 2010 - 2012. Throughout her extensive public service career, Lynnae has held policy development and executive level leadership positions at the local, state and national levels.  Committed to international disability rights advocacy, Lynnae is a strong supporter of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She has been affiliated with Mobility International USA, a US-based disability rights NGO, since 1988 and has served as a citizen diplomat in educational exchanges in South America, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australia/New Zealand, Russia and Europe.  Lynnae and her husband (an Irish citizen) make their home in the state of Washington in the Pacific Northwest.

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