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Dads and male carers Autism Awareness Course

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Special Help 4 Special Needs

195 Godstone Road

Warlingham

CR3 0EL

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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Often workshops relating to individuals with autism are held at times when dads and male carers are unable to make, or they feel outnumbered by the amount of female participants which can result in them feeling unable to express their own feelings about their situation. As a result of feedback from families, Mark put together a five session course for dads to explore a range of issues in a safe environment where they could also express their feelings about what was happening.


Aim of the workshop
To provide information relating to the impact of ASD/Asperger’s Syndrome in order to develop greater
understanding about support and approaches needed, as well as provide a forum to discuss their own situations safely and without judgement.

Session Structure
The training involves five sessions, each with set areas to discuss and explore. The sessions incorporate
various methods, including talks and some practical based activities in order to provide some links with the
wider world. The topics covered are as follows:

Session 1
• What is Autism? Including
o Theory of Mind/mindfulness
o The logical side of autism
o Issues relating to literal understanding


Session 2
• Impact of autism on the individual
o Obsessions
o Behaviours
o Ways to support the individual

Session 3
• Impact of autism upon others
o Parents including emotional attachments and “bereavement”
o Siblings
o Extended family


Session 4
• Support that can be given
o Being able to support whilst keeping everyone safe
o Trying to reduce firefighting and increase consistency
o Changes in life that occur including puberty

Session 5
This session is more about looking at individual issues amongst the participants as well as providing time to
cover any topics that may arise during the course.


The dates for attending are:

13th, 20th February

6th, 13th March

3rd April

All sessions are 6.30pm-8.30pm and all should be attended



FAQs


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The venue is easily accessed via trains from central London to either Whyteleafe or Upper Warlingham Stations both of which area short walk away. There are regular buses to Whyteleafe which stop yards from the venue. If driving, then there are car parks available and some free parking in local streets. The venue is easily accessed from the M25 motorway.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email Mark or Kirsty - sh4sn@sky.com. They will try and get back to you as soon as possible, but there may be times when a same-day response is difficult, so please bear with them, and they will do their utmost to reply within 48 hours.


What's the refund policy?

We know how plans can suddenly change, and how disappointing it can be if you aren't able to do something that you've been looking forward to for ages. So we always try to transfer your ticket to another date if you can't make it. As far as refunds are concerned, we can offer a full refund as long as you give us 7 days notice.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

There's no need to print your ticket, but it would help to have your ticket accessible on your phone when you arrive.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

As long as you let Mark or Kirsty know by email beforehand, that should be OK. The email is sh4sn@sky.com


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195 Godstone Road

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CR3 0EL

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