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Be inspired and learn from people who really live with the condition
Learn about autism and how to improve mental health and wellbeing
This event will give you insight and strategies on improving the mental health and wellbeing of autistic adults and children. 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: Understanding and managing anxiety
Anxiety disorders are very common amongst people on the autistic spectrum. The anxiety that autistic people experience might be different from ‘normal’ (‘neurotypical’) anxiety. Learn the reasons autistic people are likely to feel anxious and discover simple, effective strategies that can have an enormous effect on the individual’s day to day experience of life.
Talk: Ways to help autistic people become more resilient
Resilience is the capacity to recover from difficult situations. Autistic people might be more sensitive and more naive than other people. They may have more difficulties than other people. Learn some ways to build resilience in autistic people so that they may have a slightly easier time getting through life.
Video: A Day At University 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.
Talk: ‘Social Energy Theory’ – This Theory About Socialising Will Change Your Life!
‘Social Energy’ is a unique idea that proposes that all individuals have a different capacity for social interactions. Lots of people who enjoy The Curly Hair Project work say that the idea of social energy has been by far “the most helpful tool” they’ve ever come across. Understand this theory and improve your social life and your relationships.
Talk: Seeing and using the positive traits of autism
There’s a large amount of focus on the negatives and difficulties associated with autism. Let’s put a spin on it and discover some of the positive traits and how these can be used to benefit the autistic individual and the people around them.