Skip Main Navigation
Page Content

Save This Event

Event Saved

How to Raise a Happy Autistic Child: A Talk by Author Jessie Hewiston

Bristol Autism Support

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)

How to Raise a Happy Autistic Child: A Talk by Author...

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Standard Ticket 24 Apr 2019 £10.00 £0.00
Concession ticket
For those on benefits such as Carers Allowance, PIP, etc.
24 Apr 2019 £6.00 £0.00

Share How to Raise a Happy Autistic Child: A Talk by Author Jessie Hewiston

Event Details

When Jessie Hewitson’s son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder seven years ago,  she did what most parents in the same shoes do: she searched Amazon for books about the condition - and not one of them looked as though it would really help.

‘I hated the covers, which looked so serious and doom-laden,’ she recalls. ‘The designs seemed to be telling me something awful was happening, but that I might just come through this experience, a better, wiser yet sadder person.’

Jessie says, ‘I am now aware that I had absorbed decades of misinformation and terrible stereotypes, which led me to assume the diagnosis meant a whole raft of things that it doesn’t.’

So she decided to write her own book - one she thinks would have helped her when she needed reliable, practical information the most. A book that contained everything she wanted to know from the get-go. What exactly autism is; sensory processing differences; how to support kids at school; how to mitigate the stress of dealing with the local authority.

Autism how to raise a happy autistic child Hewitson

And thus her wonderful book Autism: How to raise a happy autistic child was born. ‘It is a bold title written by an averagely flawed parent,’ she says, ‘but it felt the time was right to have the word "happy" on the cover of a book about autism.’

Focusing on happiness meant anchoring it to the one thing all parents want for their kids; and writing it made Jessie realise what she was really scared of was having an unhappy child, not an autistic one. It also connected wellbeing with autism, which needs to happen much more.

The book provides a sense of shared experience, someone to hold your hand and metaphorically make you a cup of tea and present you with a biscuit, as they tell you it's going to be okay.


 

Please join us to hear Jessie speak about how to raise a happy autistic child, and share the wisdom she gained from conducting over 40 interviews with autistic adults while writing the book.


The talk will last approximately 50 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer session. 

 

Jessie will be available for book signing after the talk. 

 

 

What people are saying about the Autism: How to raise a happy autistic child:

 

'A must-read for anyone with an autistic child in their life.' Laura James, author of Odd Girl Out

 

While its practical advice does not shy away from any of the difficulties that await parents, this is a book that celebrates difference and champions happiness.' Ambitious about Autism

 

'A wise SatNav for what is often a bewildering, or even scary, zone of parenting. The book offers real-world, road-tested, child-first and family-friendly advice; while also highlighting the twin truths that autism is not a tragedy, and that adaptation and acceptance are not resignation' David Mitchell, bestselling author and co-translator of The Reason I Jump

 

Buy the book: Autism: How to raise a happy autistic child

 

Directions:

Click here for a location map. The venue is in Savages Wood Road, off Brook Way. It is about 2.5 miles from Patchway train station. The nearest motorway junction is J16 off the M5. Click here for directions. There is a free car park at this venue.

 

About Bristol Autism Support

Bristol Autism Support (BAS) is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise providing information, support and training for parents and carers of autistic children, with or without a diagnosis, in Bristol and surrounding areas.

What we do:

  • We create a wide range of opportunities for parents and carers of children with autism to connect with each other. Our strong community helps give parents and carers the knowledge needed to help them better support the children they look after.
  • We provide clear, relevant information about autism to parents and carers. By doing so, we hope to improve the futures and outcomes of autistic children. We use this website, our Facebook page and email to signpost information about local and national services and support. As much as possible, we share the voices of autistic adults because we know they are best placed to teach us about our children.
  • We work with local venues and attractions to make public places more accessible for families with autistic children.
  • We provide volunteering and work experience opportunities that enable parents, carers and autistic young people to gain skills and improve confidence.


Please visit our website at www.bristolautismsupport.com to learn more.




 



Do you have questions about How to Raise a Happy Autistic Child: A Talk by Author Jessie Hewiston? Contact Bristol Autism Support

Save This Event

Event Saved

When & Where


The Jubilee Centre
Savages Wood Road
Bradley Stoke
BS32 8HL
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 from 11:00 to 13:00 (BST)


  Add to my calendar

Organiser

Bristol Autism Support

Bristol Autism Support (BAS) is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise providing information, support and training for parents and carers of autistic children, with or without a diagnosis, in Bristol and surrounding areas.

What we do:

  • We create a wide range of opportunities for parents and carers of children with autism to connect with each other. Our strong community helps give parents and carers the knowledge needed to help them better support the children they look after.
  • We provide clear, relevant information about autism to parents and carers. By doing so, we hope to improve the futures and outcomes of autistic children. We use this website, our Facebook page and email to signpost information about local and national services and support. As much as possible, we share the voices of autistic adults because we know they are best placed to teach us about our children.
  • We work with local venues and attractions to make public places more accessible for families with autistic children.
  • We provide volunteering and work experience opportunities that enable parents, carers and autistic young people to gain skills and improve confidence.
  Contact the Organiser

Please log in or sign up

In order to purchase these tickets in installments, you'll need an Eventbrite account. Log in or sign up for a free account to continue.