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Learn how autism affects people on a day to day basis
Learn from people who really live with the condition
Plenty of real life examples
This autism course will give you insight on how autistic people might experience everyday life and strategies to make normal days easier. 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.
With four different streams to choose from, attendees can select the material that is most relevant to them. We offer excellent value All Day tickets for those who want to stay for the full day.
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: Understanding and managing social anxiety
Social anxiety is anxiety about social situations. The social anxiety that autistic people experience might be different from ‘normal’ (‘neurotypical’) social anxiety. Providing an autistic person with strategies for neurotypical social anxiety may make things worse. Learn how it is different and discover more appropriate strategies to help.
Talk: Understanding and managing strong and atypical emotions
Autistic people can have quite ‘strange’ emotional reactions – they may have very big emotions, may appear to have no emotions at all, or may display them in unusual or challenging ways. Learn about how autistic people might experience emotions and gain ideas on how to more successfully manage them. We also discuss the interesting question that is, “Do autistic people lack empathy?”
Talk: What is sensory processing and how does it affect autistic people?
Sensory processing is the ability to perceive and understand the sensations that we are exposed to, such as light, touch, temperature, sound and smell. Most – if not all – people on the autistic spectrum have difficulties with their senses. Discover how this might look and understand how such difficulties can have a profound effect on an individual’s experience and enjoyment of life. The good thing is, there are some very easy, simple things you can do that will have a tremendous positive impact.
Video: A Day At College For The Girl With The Curly Hair
Your chance to watch a short film written and directed by Alis Rowe, autistic woman and founder of The Curly Hair Project, with time for discussion and review of the film afterwards.