Supporting Autistic & Neurodivergent Learners

12 May 2023 @ 09:30 - 13:30
Evidence-based training about the challenges many autistic and neurodivergent learners are facing at school

Summary of the event:

Triple-A is an evidence-based training about the challenges many autistic and neurodivergent learners are facing at school:

  • Attention
  • Arousal
  • Anxiety

The training provides

  • psycho-education on the nature of attention, arousal and anxiety
  • cutting edge research that shows how these issues impact autistic and neurodivergent pupils at school
  • a Triple-A toolbox of practical strategies that can be used to support learns who experience Triple-A challenges at school

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Training delivered by: Mary Hanley & Debbie Riby

Mary Hanley is an Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology and Co-Director for the Centre for Neurodiversity and Development at Durham University, UK. Her research has mostly focussed on understanding strengths and challenges for neurodiverse groups, especially for autistic people and people with Williams syndrome. She has a particular interest in how differences with attention, arousal (sensory) and anxiety can interact and lead to challenges in educational settings. She has recently been leading on translating research evidence to practice with educational professionals by developing an online training tool designed to change understanding of ‘Triple-A’ challenges at school.

Debbie Riby is a Professor of Developmental Psychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Neurodiversity & Development at Durham University, UK. Her research largely focuses on understanding strengths and challenges experienced by people with Williams Syndrome (WS) and autistic people. He research spans cognition, behaviour, and mental health. Her work takes a multi-methods approach involving a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She is keen to ensure her research has real-world relevance. Debbie is also the Associate PVC for postgraduate research students at Durham University and a member of the Professional Advisory Panel of the Williams Syndrome Foundation.

Audience: SENCos, Inclusion Managers, Teachers, TAs, Learning Mentors, Parents

Cost: £30+VAT / person (refreshments and light lunch included)
Limited discounted places are available for parents on enquiry

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Cancellations/Refunds: Cancellations of training events are subject to a 25% administration fee where the cancellation is made 3 weeks or more before the date of the event. No refund is payable for a cancellation made within 2 weeks prior to the training course – in this event the full sum shown on the invoice remains payable.



Advanced booking is required to attend this event.

  • Adults: £30
  • Parent: £8.33