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
This workshop meets Continual Professional Development criteria at an intermediate level.
- 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.
This workshop is relevant to both males and females.
"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 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.