A child’s autism affects every member of the family in different ways. In this workshop we give insight and strategies on topics including:
- parental expectations of the autistic child/young person
- worrying about siblings
- coping with meltdowns
- parents of teenagers and young children with ASD
This workshop is relevant to both males and females.
“Very positive focus and holistic advice on all aspects from the AS and NT perspective. Detailed focus on the effects of autism on the NT sibling.”
“The whole session was relevant to the real family experience of living with Autism and offered insightful help and advice.”
“The slides are a very simple and informative way to illustrate/support the talks.”
“I liked the practical strategies offered for involving the AS family member in family life via prompting and household chores.”
This event will be hosted by Dee McAlinden, a Trainer at the curly hair project. She is an experienced public speaker who was diagnosed with ASD in 2015.
“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.
Vet4life - Surbiton has a few free parking places on site (entrance to the car park via Cottage Grove):
It is about 6 minutes' walk away from Surbiton train station. Surbiton train station has fast trains to and from London Waterloo.
The workshop is being held in the reception area of a veterinary clinic. The clinic will close at 7pm, with only us inside the venue. The room looks like this:
The outside of the clinic looks like this:
Please bring your own refreshments. No cafes are open at this time but there is an off licence and pizza place opposite.
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.