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European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities

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EASPD is the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities and represents over 20,000 support services for persons with disabilities across Europe.

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We promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high-quality service systems.

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Education

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Employment

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Inclusive Living

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Technology

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Arts and Culture

When done right, quality care and support enables people to live independently, in the community, to make choices, and to have control over their lives. 

James Crowe, EASPD President

  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 (09:30 - 13:00)
  • Events, Rights

VIRTUS: Building The Future of Vocational Training for Autistic Individuals

Image of a woman wearing a VR headset. She is wearing a yellow top, and smiling. Behind her is a multicoloured wall.

The Virtus closing event will discuss the future of vocational training for autistic individuals through virtual reality.

Thursday 22nd February, 09:30-13:00 CET

The Virtus partnership is organising its conference on ‘VIRTUS: Building The Future of Vocational Training for Autistic Individuals’ on the 22 February.

Register

Context

VIRTUS is a 2-years project funded by the Erasmus+ programme which aims to create an educational program that entails vocational training adjusted to the needs of autistic individuals through the integration of in vivo training seminars and Virtual Reality technology.

This event will be an opportunity to discuss about upscaling inclusive vocational training for autistic individuals with new technology and share the promising results of the Virtus project. Gareth D Morewood ‘Educational Adviser’ at Studio 3 will make a presentation on the ‘low arousal approach’ (reducing the level of stress) in the framework of education and training for autistic people. Then the partnership will share the outcomes of the project including a training program focusing on 3 skill pillars (interpersonal, pre-vocational, and vocational skills) and using virtual reality!

Agenda
09:30 - 10:00Welcome coffee
10:00 - 10:10Welcome and introduction
10:10 - 10:40

Keynote presentation

  • Gareth D Morewood
 
10:40 - 11:30

Outcomes of the Virtus project

  • Ploes, Greece
  • Gewerkstatt, Germany
  • ARCIL, Portugal

Q&A

11:30 - 12:00 Networking break & interactive VR experience corner
12:00 - 12:20 Quality framework and sustainability of the training programme
12:20 - 12:50 Discussion: The future of vocational training for autistic individuals
12:50 - 13:00 Closing remarks and next steps

 

Calendar

  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 (09:30 - 13:00)
  • Events, Rights

VIRTUS: Building The Future of Vocational Training for Autistic Individuals

Image of a woman wearing a VR headset. She is wearing a yellow top, and smiling. Behind her is a multicoloured wall.

The Virtus closing event will discuss the future of vocational training for autistic individuals through virtual reality.

Thursday 22nd February, 09:30-13:00 CET

The Virtus partnership is organising its conference on ‘VIRTUS: Building The Future of Vocational Training for Autistic Individuals’ on the 22 February.

Register

Context

VIRTUS is a 2-years project funded by the Erasmus+ programme which aims to create an educational program that entails vocational training adjusted to the needs of autistic individuals through the integration of in vivo training seminars and Virtual Reality technology.

This event will be an opportunity to discuss about upscaling inclusive vocational training for autistic individuals with new technology and share the promising results of the Virtus project. Gareth D Morewood ‘Educational Adviser’ at Studio 3 will make a presentation on the ‘low arousal approach’ (reducing the level of stress) in the framework of education and training for autistic people. Then the partnership will share the outcomes of the project including a training program focusing on 3 skill pillars (interpersonal, pre-vocational, and vocational skills) and using virtual reality!

Agenda
09:30 - 10:00Welcome coffee
10:00 - 10:10Welcome and introduction
10:10 - 10:40

Keynote presentation

  • Gareth D Morewood
 
10:40 - 11:30

Outcomes of the Virtus project

  • Ploes, Greece
  • Gewerkstatt, Germany
  • ARCIL, Portugal

Q&A

11:30 - 12:00 Networking break & interactive VR experience corner
12:00 - 12:20 Quality framework and sustainability of the training programme
12:20 - 12:50 Discussion: The future of vocational training for autistic individuals
12:50 - 13:00 Closing remarks and next steps