- comparison of anxiety in autistic people vs neurotypical people
- emotional understanding and regulation
- strategies for managing anxiety in day to day life
This event meets Continuous Professional Development criteria at an intermediate level. Certificates can be provided after the event, upon request.
- individuals on the spectrum
- parents and families
- teachers and other professionals
In the past, we have had teenagers come to this workshop, who really enjoyed it and participated in the interactive elements.
This workshop is just as relevant to boys as girls.
“It is the first time my son has ever been able to attend an ASD event of any kind and could relate to so much. He came away understanding so much more about himself. Thank you!”
“Very well structured. Clarity of information. “Straight to the point” way of delivering information made easy for our daughter to follow & understand. Alis’s willingness to share her own feelings made the whole session very meaningful & personal, many thanks!”
“I loved the fact that the whole presentation is delivered from both the NT and ASD perspective, really helps a person on the spectrum to see where their experience may differ from the ‘norm’. This also helps to see why it’s so important to be able to explain the difficulties you may experience – as NT’s may not realise/understand.”
“I went to this workshop and it was AMAZING! Very thought provoking and useful. Thanks so much.”
“This workshop was a good reminder of how hard my sons find life every single day. It’s so easy to forget how challenging the world is for them because they ‘look’ fine. I got so much out of it – thank you!”
This event will be hosted by Dee McAlinden, an Associate Trainer for the curly hair project.
“Dee is an amazing public speaker. Very powerful and deep.”
“Dee is an excellent speaker who uses her own experiences to educate others.”
“Dee was absolutely brilliant. ”
“Inspirational, amazing, enlightening.”
“Really helpful to hear from an adult on the spectrum.”
“Dee has developed such a fabulous way of sharing and supporting others. It’s a testimont to her ability and care for others.”
For more information about Dee, visit www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/curly-hair-helpers.
If numbers for this workshop are low, we will have no choice but to cancel it. Please check your email inbox and spam one or two days before the workshop is due to run as we will send you an email if it has been cancelled.
About the curly hair project
The curly hair project is a UK social enterprise dedicated to supporting women and girls with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their loved ones. Founder Alis Rowe created the organisation in 2013 after struggling to find good quality, uplifting information about ASD for herself. Alis Rowe is an acclaimed author and award winning young entrepreneur. She has been endorsed by leading professionals including Professor Tony Attwood. For information about the curly hair project, please visit www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk.