Visit the Connections Workshops to gain a deeper understanding of the sensory experience of a child with autism. Act for Autism’s 30 minute workshop taster, will allow you to experience some of the powerful exercises they use in their full length workshops. If you apply them to your practise, you will be better equipped to connect, calm and communicate with the autistic individuals you live and work alongside. Experience what reciprocity feels like, practice some breathing techniques and try the ‘crazy things we say and don’t mean’ quiz. This session will be useful for parents, teacher and other professionals working with autism who want to learn simple strategies that really make a difference.
Act for Autism is a social enterprise, not for profit organisation set up by two passionate professionals and parents who have worked and lived with autistic individuals for over 20 years. Their joint experience as counsellors, actors, drama teachers, presenters and mothers gives them a breadth of experience which they use to help teachers, parents and other professionals.
In addition to delivering Inset training for mainstream independent schools, individual mentoring and counselling, and school advocacy, Act for Autism produce specialist drama projects and last year their film, Autism Voices, won a prestigious award at the Golden Door Film Festival in New Jersey, USA. They have recently been nominated for an autism professionals award and are currently running all parent and professionals training for Warwickshire county council.
Workshops will be running on Friday and Saturday at: 11.00, 12.00, 13.00, and 14.00.
For more information call 07973 118 586, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.actforautism.co.uk.