Learn from people who really live with the condition
This event will give you insight and strategies on managing the core challenges associated with autism. 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: Becoming more productive and efficient: a look at executive function
Executive function is the set of mental skills that help people get things done. The skills include: working memory, organisation, planning, prioritising, starting and completing tasks, flexible thinking and impulse control. Executive function is often impaired in autistic people and has big consequences on all aspects of their life. ‘Difficult’ and ‘challenging’ behaviours can be caused by impaired executive function. Discover strategies to improve it and enjoy being more productive and more efficient.
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: 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.
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.