Strategies for Living with Autism Day - Plymouth

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Learn strategies to make life easier Learn from people who really live with the condition This event will give you insight and strategies on managing the core challenges associated with 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 four 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 Registration is at 9.15 am 9.30 am Introduction to Curly Hair Project and Trainer 9.45 am -11.00 am Talk 1: Becoming more productive and efficient: a look at executive function 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' behaviours can be caused by impaired executive function. Discover strategies to improve it and enjoy being more productive and more efficient. 11.00 am-11.15am Break 11.15am - 12.30 pm Talk 2: ‘Social Energy Theory’ – This Theory About Socialising Will Change Your Life! 'Social Energy' is a unique idea that proposes that all individuals have a different capacity for social interactions. Lots of people who enjoy The Curly Hair Project work say that the idea of social energy has been by far "the most helpful tool" they've ever come across. Understand this theory and improve your social life and your relationships. 12.30 pm - 1.00pm Lunch (Lunch is not provided) 1.00pm - 2.15 pm Talk 3: How to be a more effective communicator 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. 2.15 pm -2.30 pm Break 2.30 pm - 3.15 pm Video: A Day At University For The Girl With The Curly Hair 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. Exhibitors 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 sam@thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk to discuss the arrangements

When
Fri July 3, 2020 09:15 am To: Fri - July 3, 2020 - 03:15 pm
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Plymouth Quaker House

74 Mutley Plain, Plymouth
Devon PL4 6LF
United Kingdom

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