Team Autism are now offering free informal courses to Autistic adults and their family and friends over the next three years thanks to a grant.
They will be delivered face to face in small groups in various locations in North and West Cumbria
“Autism – It’s Part of Me” is a 4 hour Course written by Daniella with input from other Autistics, for Autistics, to learn about their Autism and what it can look like. It is delivered via a slideshow by 2 trained Autistic adults who will also give examples of their own experiences. There will be comfort breaks and a lunch break with light refreshments provided. There will be opportunities for participants to ask questions, share their own experiences and ways of coping. Participants will receive a CPD Completion Certificate.
The course will be delivered on a weekday 11am – 3pm but can also be delivered on an evening for those who work or at college
“Autism – It’s Part of Them” is a 3 hour Course written by Susan with input from other Non Autistic parents of adult Autistics and Autistic adults to learn about Autism, what it can look like and how it can affect the whole family. It is delivered via a slideshow presentation by a Non Autistic parent of an Autistic adult with a Team of Autistic Adults who will also give examples of their own experiences. There will be a comfort break and light refreshments will be provided. There will be opportunities for participants to ask questions and share their own experiences and ways of coping.
The course will be delivered on a weekday evening 6pm – 9pm but can also be delivered on an afternoon during the week
Daniella is the daughter of Susan. When Daniella received her diagnosis in her mid 20’s, she was struck by the lack of support and disappointed that she wasn’t told what Autism is, nor given coping strategies and so she wrote the course to help others.
Susan threw herself on every course available, online, OU, face to face and read books and articles, but over the years she has learned so much about Autism by spending time with Autistic adults, learning from Daniella and her Autistic friends. She has spent many hours listening to parents, spouses and family and friends of Autistic adults who feel isolated without support and no local information. Susan wrote the course with help and suggestions from others and hopes it will help Autistic adults, their family members and friends to have better relationships through an increased understanding of Autism.
Before Daniella’s diagnosis, she and her mum Susan really misunderstood each other. Susan would think Daniella was being awkward, challenging and unloving towards her. Daniella would think that her mum did not care about her, was always angry with her, and couldn’t understand how her mum could cope with all the sensory issues that the world produced – Now they better understand each others’ perspective of the world, they know their brains are wired differently and Susan tries to communicate better using literal language – They have a better relationship now – not perfect – they are still learning – you will hear more on the courses.
For more information, to book on one of the Courses, contact Susan via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text Susan 07748350587. If you don’t know what to say, text “ contact me” and Susan will text you back to arrange a phone call to you.