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The Amazing Strengths of Autistic Girls

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Television House

269 Field End Road

Eastcote

HA4 9XA

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WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Dive into a morning exploring autism in girls. What we know, what we don’t yet know, find out why it matters and why it is an especially hot topic right now. Join Sarah-Jane Critchley (Mother of an autistic girl, Programme Manager of the Autism Education Trust and Author of ‘A Different Joy: The Parents’ Guide to Living Better with autism, Dyslexia, ADHD and more…) on a voyage of discovery to build on what you currently know and develop a deeper understanding so you can support the girls you live and work with better. Key topics will include diagnosis (and why it is so tricky), what we can learn from research; Pathologic Demand Avoidance (PDA); friendships and bullying; the experiences of autistic girls and women; gender, sexuality and vulnerability; autism and eating disorders; and the amazing strengths of autistic girls, how to support them and build resilient women.

Plan for the Day

  • Welcome, Introductions & housekeeping

  • Aims of the day – Group learning and exercise

  • What is Autism and what does it look like in girls?

  • Diagnosis – why it is so difficult

  • What we know and what we don’t know from research

  • Girls and Pathologic Demand Avoidance (PDA)

  • Girls, friendships and bullying.

LUNCH (Lunch will be provided)

  • Experiences of autistic girls and women – what are the issues?

  • Gender, sexuality and vulnerability

  • Autism and eating disorders

  • Strength, determination, focus and hope - the legacy of autistic women

  • Finish


Who is Sarah-Jane Critchley?

Sarah-Jane has been with the Autism Education Trust since June 2008 working with a range of stakeholders to improve educational provision for young people with autism and securing continuous funding from the UK Department for Education of £6m since its inception. She has been instrumental in the development, monitoring and management of a number of workforce development programmes including training that has reached over 100,000 education-based staff in England since 2012.

She is the internationally recognised author of 'A Different Joy: the parents' guide to living better with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and more...', has presented on autism education in China and Scotland, and has written for Charity Finance and ICSA. Sarah-Jane is working with colleagues in the UK, Italy and Greece as a member of the Transforming Autism Education project funded by the EU ERASMUS programme. She designed and delivered marketing programmes and training in the management of key clients for the construction Industry and implemented sales and marketing programmes for a newly privatised organisation. She has had extensive operational and facilities management experience including leadership of over 100 staff and an operational budget in excess of £17M. Sarah-Jane holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) specialising in the management of change from City University. She is a mother to two autistic teenagers (a late-diagnosed girl and a boy) and a husband on the autism spectrum.

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