01 October 2020

SEMINAR: Supporting Young People on the Autism Spectrum in Youth Theatre

Youth Theatre Ireland invites you to join us online on Saturday, 10 October, for a special inclusion seminar exploring the participation of young people on the autism spectrum in youth theatre.

"Supporting Young People on the Autism Spectrum in Youth Theatre" will explain what autism is and its impact on a young person’s behaviour and experiences within the youth theatre setting. The seminar aims to equip youth theatre leaders with the information and strategies they need to build their confidence, develop their inclusive facilitation practice, and support young people on the autism spectrum within their youth theatres. We will provide a variety of virtual learning experiences across the day and look forward to welcoming a variety of expert voices from AsIAm, the National Autism Charity; youth theatre leaders; and young people who are on the autism spectrum and have graduated from their youth theatres. Come and join the discussions!

This event will also include the launch of a new resource, A Handbook for Youth Theatre Facilitators: Supporting Young People on the Autism Spectrum, developed in partnership with AsIAm.

Date: Saturday, Oct 10th
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Online via Zoom (Ticket holders will be notified of Zoom meeting details after registration.)
Cost: Registration is free but you will need to register in advance to attend as spaces are limited. Facilitators, leaders and young leaders aged 18+ from affiliated and developing youth theatres can book tickets on Eventbrite here.

See the Seminar Information Sheet here for a detailed programme. For more information, contact Rhona Dunnett at rhona@youththeatre.ie.

This seminar is delivered in partnership with AsIAm, the National Autism Charity in Ireland, and in collaboration with Anna Galligan, Outreach Officer, Barnstorm Theatre Company. This seminar and the accompanying resource has been generously supported by the Creative Ireland Programme.

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