Autism in focus at college

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Southern Regional College (SRC) marked World Autism Day with the launch of an Autism Awareness factsheet.

The aim is to raise awareness of autism among college staff and to liaise with the five other NI regional colleges on the issue through the Student Services Working Group.

SRC already offers autism awareness evening classes at its Armagh, Lurgan and Newry campuses. They are CACHE Level 2 Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum -two hrs per week for 20 weeks; CACHE Level 3 Understanding How to Support Individuals with Autistic Spectrum – three hrs per week for 10 weeks; OCN Working with Children and Young People with Special Needs.

The launch was attended by MP David Simpson and MLA Jo-Anne Dobson.