Please note: this talk is just as relevant/applicable to boys as it is to girls.
This workshop uses pictures and diagrams to explain what is meant by 'autistic meltdowns and shutdowns.' It contains strategies on how to deal with these two responses to stress which are common for people on the autism spectrum. Meltdowns and shutdowns can be very confusing and painful for the observer and devastatingly frightening and painful for the person with ASD.
Some feedback on previous workshops:
"It is the first time my son has ever been able to attend an ASD event of any kind and could relate to so much. He came away understanding so much more about himself. Thank you!"
"Very well structured. Clarity of information. "Straight to the point" way of delivering information made easy for our daughter to follow & understand. Alis's willingness to share her own feelings made the whole session very meaningful & personal, many thanks!"
"I found the comparisons between nt's and as's really helpful & the activities were really insightful, great presenters!"
"I loved the fact that the whole presentation is delivered from both the NT and ASD perspective, really helps a person on the spectrum to see where their experience may differ from the 'norm'. This also helps to see why it's so important to be able to explain the difficulties you may experience - as NT's may not realise/understand."
This event will be hosted by Sam Ramsay, an Associate Trainer for the curly hair project. Founder of the curly hair project, Alis Rowe, will participate live via webcam. They have lots of experience working together and have been described as "a very successful double act!".
For more information about Alis, visit www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/alis-rowe. For more information about Sam, visit www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/curly-hair-helpers.
Please note that there is no on site parking, but information about local parking will be circulated in advance.
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.