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NLN Waterford to Host Autism Conference

09 May 2014
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National Learning Network in Waterford in collaboration with Aspire & the Asperger Syndrome Association of Ireland will host a conference on 'Using Practical, Positive Approaches with Autism/Asperger Syndrome' on 31st May at the Granville Hotel in Waterford city. The conference is aimed at parents or professionals working in the area. Tickets cost €25 (lunch not included).


9.00 - 9.30 Registration

9.30 Opening Remarks - Dr. Mark Rowe

9.45 My Experiences in Dealing with Clients Affected By AS - Michael Ryan, Counsellor and Psychotherapist (

10.15 Drama and Social Skills - Una Mac Nulty & Lesley Conroy- Drama in Education Facilitators

11.00 Coffee/Tea Break

11.15 What Do We Do?  - Aileen Cruise, Aspire Education Officer

11.30 Having Hope - John Mc Craith- Counsellor and Psychotherapist, National Learning Network

12.00 My Journey - Adam Harris and Robert Moran, Aspergers Mature Student at WCFE

12.30-1.30 Lunch Break

2.00 Co-Author: Living with Asperger Syndrome and Autism in Ireland - Diarmuid Heffernan, University College Cork

2.45 Panel Discussion and Open Forum: Des McKernan (Aspire), John McCraith, Michael Ryan, Diarmuid Heffernan & Grainne Foran Taylor (National Learning Network)

4.00 Close of Seminar


For more information email Aileen on or call 01 8780029.