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The Terry Arnold Memorial Lectures Trust 2019 with Debby Elley

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We are delighted to welcome Debby Elley as our speaker for 2019

Debby's talk will touch on all points of the spectrum, sharing some strategies and advice on living confidently and positively with autism, using both her personal experiences as a mother of 15yr old twins who both have autism and who are at opposite ends of the spectrum and her professional ones as the founder of the award-winning UK's first autism parenting magazine AuKids, and as the author of the celebrated and published book "15 Things They Forgot to Tell You About Autism".

The lecture, 'Alec and Bobby are in the Building’ will take place on Thursday, 20th June 2019 at the Northampton High School for Girls, Hardingstone and will start at 7.30pm. with refreshments beginning at approximately at 8.45pm.

BIOGRAPHY: DEBBY ELLEY

Debby Elley is mum to 15 year-old twins, Alec and Bobby, who both have autism. Alec is non-verbal and has learning difficulties. He attends a specialist school. Bobby is very much verbal (can you have too much verbal? Yes, you can). He attends a local mainstream school where he is surrounded by caring teachers and some understanding friends. Alec doesn’t mind whether he has friends or not, as long as he has chocolate.

Debby grew up in Birmingham and has enjoyed a varied career, working in public relations, broadcasting, training and regional newspapers. Ten years ago, together with speech and language therapist Tori Houghton, she launched AuKidsmagazine, a positive parenting magazine for children on the autistic spectrum.

Debby’s positive outlook and a sense of humour has informed her parenting techniques. She’s found this outlook has been invaluable; it’s not only kept her sane but helped her twins to keep a sense of perspective and calm. Well, most of the time.

In 2018 Debby published 15 Things They Forgot To Tell You About Autism. Her aim in writing the book was to gather together some accumulated wisdom into a light-hearted but informative package which she hopes will be helpful to anyone living with or caring for a young person with autism. It also includes some valuable advice on staying sane.

Debby’s other hobbies include trashing autism myths and demystifying the awful jargon that surrounds autism.

Acknowledgement: Debbie Elley

EARLY BIRD TICKETS: (Until 6th June 2019)

Adults £12 Parents, carers and individuals on the autistic spectrum £10.00, Senior citizens and students £7.50 (student ID required at the venue)

FULL PRICE TICKETS: (From 7th June 2019)

Adults £15.00 Parents, carers and individuals on the autistic spectrum £12.00, Senior citizens and students £9.50 (student ID required at the venue)

Refreshments will be provided from GJ Catering www.gjcatering.co.uk


About Terry Arnold

Terry Arnold, known as “the expert always called on for help”, was Northamptonshire’s leading educational psychologist for autism in the late 1980s through to the year 2000.

This was a time when the need for a service for autistic people was first being identified and, together with his wife Eileen, Terry nurtured links with the University of North Carolina, world leaders in the field of autism.

Terry led on the development of ‘co-ordinating services’ for autism and introduced new programmes which continue to benefit the people of Northamptonshire today.

Terry died in 2003 and, to ensure his expertise, dedication, and commitment to autism lived on, the Terry Arnold Memorial Lectures Trust was established.

Annual lectures take place in Northamptonshire. These give an opportunity for people living with and affected by autism, professionals and those interested in better understanding the condition, to come together.

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