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Launch of the Digital Badge in Autism Awareness for Staff

11th November 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for this one hour online event on Thursday November 11th, as part of Valuing Ireland’s Teaching & Learning (VIT&L) Week 2021.

We will be launching the new Digital Badge in Autism Awareness for Staff (UCC), developed as part of the Autism Friendly University Initiative at University College Cork. Attendees will hear perspectives on third level education and the university experience from five autistic current and former students and staff of UCC, and can then join the speakers for a Q&A session.

Speaking at the event will be:

Kirsten Hurley, School of Education (Former Project Coordinator of the UCC Autism Friendly University Initiative), University College Cork

Lisa Dalton (she/her) – UCC graduate and HDip Arts student at UCC

Laura Murray (she/her) – UCC graduate (Diploma in Autism Studies)

Rhona J. Flynn (she/her) – UCC graduate and PhD researcher at the Messerli Institute, University of Vienna

Maeve Richardson (she/her) – UCC student and UCC Student Union Communications & Engagement Officer

The event will start at 3pm sharp, with 40 minutes of speaker contribution, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A.

This event will have live captioning (CART).

Focus of event:

  • Launch the Autism Aareness digital badge
  • Panel discussion on ‘An Autism Friendly University’