This workshop gives personal insight of the female experience of autism. As well as hearing a personal story, this workshop will cover the following themes:
- why ASD is more commonly seen in males
- why diagnosing females might be difficult
- differences between males and females
- females with ASD
- parents and families
- clinical professionals
Although we discuss young people and children, these workshops were not created for children. We don't want them to be bored during the workshop so if you do bring them please also bring their colouring books, iPads etc. and feel free to get up and go as much as you/they wish.
"I must say it's been the best course I've been on that has explained asd and I've actually gone away feeling like I understand more about it now."
"To be reminded about masking was really important. I have to remind myself that just because my daughter looks like she is coping, she will still need down time and I shouldn't push her too much."
This event will be hosted by Tori Chamberlain, an Associate Trainer for the Curly Hair Project. Tori is a Mum with a child who has been diagnosed with ASD, who is her own "girl with curly hair". Tori is passionate about sharing her knowledge and understanding with others and looks forward to bringing the Curly Hair Project to this part of Scotland. For more about Tori, please visit www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/curly-hair-helpers.
Information coming soon.
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. Her work has been endorsed by leading professionals including Professor Tony Attwood. For information about the curly hair project, please visit www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk.