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
This workshop is relevant to both males and females.
This event will be hosted by Dee McAlinden, an Associate Trainer for the curly hair project. Dee was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome as an adult. She has had a successful career in public speaking and is excited and passionate to share her experiences and knowledge with 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.