AsIAm and SuperValu online webinar series continues with ‘Education in the Home during Covid-19’

AsIAm’s online seminar ‘Education in the Home During Covid-19’ 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 latest seminar focuses on primary school supports for parents during Covid-19.

The ‘Education in the Home During Covid-19’ online seminar is given by Education and Disability expert Angela O’Connor. The seminar is targeted towards parents with children on the autism spectrum in primary school and will cover topics such as:

• Tips, activities and useful resources for parents on home schooling

• Sensory processing activities

• Online resources for parents and Children

• Supporting key development skills and retaining them

• Restoring routine

Angela originally trained primary school teacher and later specialised in Inclusion in Education. In 2013 she founded Train Ability, which provides organisations with training in disability awareness. Angela also lectures in colleges around Ireland on special education and teaches autism classes in Dublin.

Commenting on this Adam Harris, CEO of AsIAm said “AsIAm delivers Community Support Seminars across Ireland with the kind support of SuperValu. These seminars previously happened in different communities each month but are now available online. The online seminars focus on issues our community will find challenging arising from changes related to Covid-19. Providing education at home during this time is difficult for all parents and is especially hard for the autism community as routine and structures are so important for autistic people. Angela O’Connor is an expert in primary education for autistic children, and we are grateful to bring her expertise to our community at this critical time.”

Martin Kelleher, SuperValu Managing Director said, “As sponsors of the community support seminars we are delighted these seminars are now online to support the autism community. Now more than ever we need to continue to support the autism community.”

SuperValu is committed to raising understanding and awareness of autism among its customers and staff. 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.

This programme is supported by SuperValu Ireland.

WCP Staff

WCP Staff Writer

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