Event title: Autism Learning Day 2 – Shrewsbury
Venue: The Gateway Centre, Chester Street, Shrewsbury SY1 1NB
Name: The Girl with the Curly Hair Project
Event description: Gain a strong understanding of autism
This event will equip you with a strong, all round knowledge of autism. We use a holistic approach – any strategy implemented is likely to have a significant and beneficial impact on the individual’s life as a whole.
With five different streams to choose from, attendees can select the material that is most relevant to them. We offer excellent value All Day tickets for those who want to stay for the full day.
This event is a great opportunity to:
- learn insight and strategies from people who really live with the condition
- meet and chat with other people
- find out what information and support is available locally
- see and purchase the amazing range of the girl with the curly hair books
This event is suitable for:
- Autistic adults
- Parents and carers
- Anyone working with autistic adults or autistic children
- For those coming for the full day, Registration is at 10am
Talk 1: How autism affects the family and improving family relationships (10:15-11.15am)
An autistic child has an impact on the rest of the family – especially the siblings. Learn how to improve children’s relationships with each other. Life can be tough for parents too. Feel supported and understood in this caring, empathetic, sensitive talk, delivered by someone who knows.
Talk 2: 10 ways to understand each other (11:30-12.30pm)
A mutual approach looking at understanding each other’s needs and preferences and the ways that two people can work together and make compromises so as to have a better relationship. This talk is suitable for any relationship in which one person is autistic and the other is not, such as parent/child, friends or couples.
Talk 3: How to be a more effective communicator (1.00-2.00pm)
Lots of people think they’re good at communicating when really they’re not! Being a good communicator is a valuable skill that all people can work on and improve throughout their life. Learn about body language and tone of voice. Learn how to improve and adapt communication to get the best out of the important people in your lives. This talk will cover adaptations people can make to the way they communicate, to better connect with the autistic person they know. It’ll also give autistic people some ideas on the things they can do when communicating with other people too.
Talk 4: Helping autistic people become more productive and efficient: a look at executive function (2.15-3.15pm)
Executive function is the set of mental skills that help people get things done. The skills include: working memory, organisation, planning, prioritising, starting and completing tasks, flexible thinking and impulse control. Executive function is often impaired in autistic people and has big consequences on all aspects of their life. ‘Difficult’ and ‘challenging’ behaviors can be caused by impaired executive function. Discover strategies to improve it and enjoy being more productive and more efficient.
Video: A Day At Secondary School For The Girl With The Curly Hair (3:30-4.15pm)
Your chance to watch a short film written and directed by Alis Rowe, autistic woman and founder of The Curly Hair Project, with time for discussion and review of the film afterwards.
We are offering exhibition space at great value too (just £50), so if you would like to have a stand at our event, purchase a ticket or get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the arrangements.
For cost and to book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autism-learning-day-2-shrewsbury-tickets-47923858551