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Be inspired and learn from people who really live with the condition
Learn about some of the most important parts of being an adult on the autistic spectrum
This event will look at some of the matters that affect autistic adults, including your rights based on the Autism Act and tips on how to cope with parenting and work. We use a holistic approach – any strategy implemented is likely to have a significant and beneficial impact on the individual’s life as a whole.
This event is a great opportunity to:
learn insight and strategies from people who really live with the condition
meet and chat with other people
find out what information and support is available locally
see and purchase the amazing range of the girl with the curly hair books
This event is suitable for:
Parents and carers
Anyone working with autistic adults or autistic children
Talk: The Autism Act: what is it and what does it mean for you in education and work
The Autism Act 2009 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Act makes provision about the needs of autistic adults. Find out what it means and what your rights and opportunities are.
Talk: How to be a more effective communicator
Lots of people think they’re good at communicating when really they’re not! Being a good communicator is a valuable skill that all people can work on and improve throughout their life. Learn about body language and tone of voice. Learn how to improve and adapt communication to get the best out of the important people in your lives. This talk will cover adaptations people can make to the way they communicate, to better connect with the autistic person they know. It’ll also give autistic people some ideas on the things they can do when communicating with other people too.
Workshop: Managing at Work (includes video)
Working is vital for independence. A lot of people enjoy working because they feel it gives them purpose and value. However, lots of autistic adults struggle finding a suitable job and then maintaining their job.
This workshop looks at why working can be difficult and the sorts of things you as an autistic adult can do yourself to make it more manageable, as well as realistic and reasonable ideas on what employers and colleagues can do to support you.
You will also watch a short animated film written and directed by Alis Rowe about A Day Working at the Vet’s for The Girl With The Curly Hair.