• Thursday 22 February - 09:30 - 13:00
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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.



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!

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


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