Overview

Student Support in partnership with Middletown Centre for Autism are offering the T.R.A.I.L. Summer School Programme in July 2018

Summary

Going to university for the first time can be a very challenging time for those who experience higher levels of stress and anxiety than other students. They may also have difficulties with sensory processing and can become overwhelmed by too much sensory information. The learning and teaching methods used by many universities can be demanding for them: self-directed learning and group discussions may be particularly daunting. They may also have difficulty coping with the social aspects of University life and managing the demands of being away from home.

This programme will introduce young people and their parents/ guardians to supports and strategies that will help children with autism cope with transition to higher education in a safe, supportive environment in a small group setting. They will have the opportunity to explore the use of mindfulness-based techniques and sensory processing strategies.

The programme will also facilitate young people and their parents/guardians in developing confidence in University processes, pathways and its environment.

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Going to university can be challenging and stressful. Some students may have difficulty coping with the change of environment and social aspects of university life.

The programme consists of two separate modules, one for young people 17+ and one for their guardians, designed to introduce students and their guardians to a range of techniques and strategies that will help them to cope with transition to higher education in a safe, supportive environment.

These are free Personal & Professional Development modules, resulting in a university-endorsed certificate of achievement.

Module 1: Coping with university life using mindfulness and sensory strategies (PPD250)
Module 2: Transition to Higher Education, support and strategies for guardians of pupils with autism (PPD269)

Topics covered include:

  • Principles and practice of mindfulness-based stress reduction
  • Effective self management strategies including self reflection, self assessment, assertiveness, healthy living, emotional resilience, time management and work-life balance
  • Introduction to theories of mindfulness and sensory processing
  • Emotional intelligence and the ability to problem solve
  • Concepts of stress and behaviours that contribute to reduced performance levels
  • Interpersonal skills, negotiating skills and the ability to reduce conflict
  • Personal Development Planning / Action planning in relation to Personal Development

Apply

To apply please contact

Centre For Flexible and Continuing Education

Telephone: 028 9036 6680

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Contact

Centre For Flexible and Continuing Education

Telephone: 028 9036 6680

Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk