Guernsey children’s sports coaches & volunteers invited to free autism awareness workshop on 4 March

February 22nd, 2013 by Guernsey Community Foundation

(click on image to download PDF file of workshop flyer)

(click on image to download PDF file of workshop flyer)

Volunteers and sports coaches who work with children on the Autism spectrum are invited to attend a free training workshop on Autism Awareness from 6 pm to 8 pm on Monday 4 March 2013, which will be held in the Delancey Room at Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, St Peter Port.

The session has been organised by the Guernsey Community Foundation and the Guernsey Sports Commission, and is being delivered by Catherine Hall of the National Autistic Society Guernsey Branch.

It will teach volunteers more about autism and related disorders and how they can better understand and respond to the needs of children on the autism spectrum.

One in one hundred children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people.

It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. Within a sporting and coaching context, children may experience difficulties with communication, following instructions, fine and gross motor skills, flexibility and adaptability and sensory processing.

The workshop will explore practical tips and strategies that will help volunteers and coaches to support children with autism and make sporting activities more accessible and inclusive.

“It is great that we have this opportunity to reach out to another section of the community and we are looking forward to spreading the word about best practice,” Catherine Hall said.

Further information about the workshop can be found on the Guernsey Sports Commission’s website.

To attend the workshop please book a place with Oliver Tracey by calling 747229 or by emailing [email protected]

 

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