Chichester - Young People and Autism (for people working with children and young people)
Friday, 18 November 2016 from 09:30 to 12:30 (GMT)
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This is a half day course for people working with children and young people in West Sussex.
This course is being delivered through a partnership between Coastal West Sussex Mind, , Autism Sussex and West Sussex County Council.
Understanding the lived experience of a young person / teenager with an autism spectrum condition
This workshop will address from the perspective of the individual with ASC. This is an opportunity for the audience to experience things from the other side. What impact does ASC have on the individual? What are they communicating? How important it is to listen to them. How can you support and empower them as an individual in the most positive, creative way? It includes strategies around anxiety, mood management, social skills, transition, adolescence and puberty. Perspectives from individuals on the spectrum will be presented.
- Identify characteristics of young adults with autism
- Recognise the challenges e.g. late diagnosis, acceptance/understanding of labels, mental health, sensory/environmental issues, social anxieties, bullying, safe guarding, transitioning, adolescence and puberty
- Introduce person-centred planning, , motivation, active support, independence, responsibility, initiating and maintaining respect
Looking to the future e.g. social life, college transition, work experience etc.
Getting to the Venue
The nearest train station is Chichester rail station which is a 10 minute walk to New Park Centre. There is some free on-site care parking which is first come first service basis and not able to be reserved. There are also four disabled car parking spaces in site. Next to New Park is a large public car park with pay and display.
Timings and breaks
The course runs from 9.30am- 12.30pm. There will be one refreshment break.
Tea and coffee will be provided.
Your £10 registration fee for this course helps towards the additional venue and refreshment costs. This is a non-refundable deposit.
Please notify us ASAP if you are unable to attend the course. As this is a funded programme our aim is to ensure all available places are taken up. Early notification may mean we can offer this space to someone on our waiting list.
In House courses are a cost-effective way of training a whole team in your own venue, on a date that works for you. Please contact us to discuss your exact training needs on:
We hope you enjoy the course!
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Coastal West Sussex Mind
Welcome to Coastal West Sussex Mind
We are an independent local mental health charity working in West Sussex.
We aim to promote good mental health through the provision of high quality services and through campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and understanding.
Our services support young people, adults, older adults, carers and families affected by mental health problems. We offer help and advice to people around improving their physical and mental well-being, strengthening their self-esteem and confidence, building strong relationships with family, friends and communities, getting into education, training and work and achieving their personal and social goals.
We also work actively in local communities to raise awareness about mental health and tackle the stigma and discrimination.
Phone: 01903 277000