Understanding Autism Spectrum Conditions

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Genesis Enterprise and CommunityHub

32 - 46 King Street

Alfreton

Derbyshire

DE55 7DQ

United Kingdom

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This workshop is suitable for parents/carers of children and young people who are waiting for an assessment for Autism, or who have recently been diagnosed with autism. It is also suitable for individuals working with children and young people with or without a diagnosis of autism.

No prior knowledge or experience of ASC is needed.

Autism spectrum conditions (ASC) are caused by the brain and central nervous system developing and functioning atypically (differently). It is a ‘spectrum’ condition which means it affects different people in different ways – every child will have different abilities, skills and needs.

Autism is often called a hidden disability as people with the condition do not ‘look’ disabled. There are different profiles within the autism spectrum which means individuals will be affected in different ways.

This workshop will cover:

  • What is autism?

  • Sensory issues and autism

  • Autism and behaviours that challenge

  • Autism and anxiety

  • Educational issues and support

  • Getting out and about – how to plan and prepare, where to go, what to do and how to manage situations that don’t go to plan.

Pathological Demand Avoidance is characterised by an anxiety driven need to be in control. Individuals with PDA need a very different approach to the ones used with other Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The final hour of the workshop will cover:

  • Understanding the meaning of PDA

  • Understanding what demands are and how they make the individual feel

  • Understanding the impact of PDA on individuals and how they might be supported

  • Panic attacks/meltdowns and tantrums – what’s the difference and how do you support your child?

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of car parking and the local bus and train stations are nearby. Please park in Alfreton Leisure Centre in the red bays marked Genesis. You will need a free ticket from reception to display in your car.

Can I bring children into the event?

Sorry, this event is not suitable for children. If you are a nursing mother please contact us and we will try to accomodate your needs.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email us at: info@sends.org.uk

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Location

Genesis Enterprise and CommunityHub

32 - 46 King Street

Alfreton

Derbyshire

DE55 7DQ

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

No Refunds

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