This workshop looks at the sensory challenges that people have in addition to - or because of - their ASD. This workshop covers the following topics:
- what are sensory processing difficulties?
- hyper vs hyposensitivites
- the impact of sensory difficulties on behaviour
- how do sensory sensory difficulties affect sleep, diet and exercise
- making the environment more comfortable
This event meets Continual Professional Development criteria at an intermediate level. Certificates will be provided after the event, upon request.
- individuals with ASD
- parents and families
- occupational therapists
- clinical professionals
Please note: this talk is just as relevant/applicable to boys as it is to girls.
“I didn’t realise how much of an impact my son’s sensory system was having. He wasn’t able to articulate it to me and I hadn’t known for many years! Thank you so much Alis as I have not come across anything anywhere else that described it so succinctly for me to relate to.”
“A very important subject which is greatly neglected elsewhere.”
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 aged 47.
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. There are also some shops and cafes nearby for you to visit during the break.
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.