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ASD & Anxiety / Meltdowns & Shutdowns - The Curly Hair Project in Glasgow
Tue 18 April 2017, 10:00 – 15:30 BST
The Curly Hair Project are running two workshops on this day. Book your tickets. These workshops are relevant to both males and females and meet Continual Professional Development criteria at an intermediate level.
ASD & Anxiety, 10am-12.30pm
- comparison of anxiety in autistic people vs neurotypical people
- emotional understanding and regulation
- strategies for managing anxiety in day to day life
- individuals on the spectrum
- teachers and other 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.
“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!”
Autistic Meltdowns & Shutdowns, 1-3.30pm
This workshop covers the following topics:
- What are meltdowns and shutdowns
- Causes, anticipation and prevention
- How to help during a meltdown
- Meltdowns in public places
- individuals on the spectrum
- parents and families
- teachers and teaching staff
Although we discuss young people and children, the 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 got a bit emotional as the things that were being explained were happening to me."
"Very insightful. I was nodding along going, 'yes, that's me.'"
If numbers for these workshops are low, we will have no choice but to cancel them. Please check your email inbox and spam one or two days before the workshops are due to run as we will send you an email if they have been cancelled.
No refunds unless a workshop is 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.