EXPRESS FOR WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS - Please do join us on 27th March 2017 at The Rose Theatre Kingston.
Over the last few years Express has put on many events to raise autism awareness and understanding in the community.
On Monday 27th March 2017 we are organising a big day of events for World Autism Awareness, 10:30am - 2:30pm at The Rose Theatre in Kingston upon Thames including talks, information & product stalls.
Speakers* include Dean Beadle, Fintan O'Regan, Curly Hair Project, Local Young People, Express
Dean is an adult with Aspergers Syndrome. He is an experienced journalist, and tours extensively speaking about his experiences with Aspergers. Dean's story highlights a humorous and moving personal experience of life in education with Aspergers, and proves just how big a difference parents and professionals can make to children on the spectrum.
Supporting the socialisation needs of children with ASD - As may often be the case children with ASD will be developmentally different from their peers and this can often result in socialisation difficulties with others which may lead to social isolation or at risk of being bullied In this presentation we will outline some of the challenges in terms of socialisation issues for both boys and for girls but we will also outline a range of solutions and strategies to create positive relationships with others and develop tools for resilience.
Curly Hair Project
The Curly Hair Project will deliver a talk about talking to teenage girls on the autism spectrum about puberty, relationships, friendships and keeping safe.
Local Young People
Every year for world autism awareness Express offers young autistic people an opportunity to give an insight into how it was for them growing up locally. The young people share their experiences, talk about what worked well and what would have made a difference to them.
Join us to hear more about what Express offer.
As always coffee and cake will be available :)
As we do not receive funding and we have to pay for speakers, refreshments etc, we are requesting a minimum donation of £3 for some of the talks. If you are unable to make a donation for your ticket please contact us. Due to the availability of space and the speakers some of the talks will overlap. This will also ensure that as many attendees as possible should be able to see at least two talks. Please make sure that you only book on to talks that you will have time to see bearing in mind that you may have to move to another space in the theatre. There will also be information stalls at the event so please allow yourself time to have a look around.
Please do book your talks as soon as possible making note of the timings as these events become fully booked very quickly. As per previous events we will be operating a reserve list, you are of course very welcome to pop in and talk to the many providers and support organisations we will have present at the event in the foyer areas, but we cannot guarantee a place on any of the talks unless you have booked your ticket.
We very much hope to see many of you there.
Express CIC - 'creating a hub in the heart of the community, supporting young people with autism and their families, a place for everyone'
*The contents and views of the speakers are not neccessarily endorsed by Express but are provided for your information only.