Deadline for Early Bird Registrations is April 30
Ramada Hotel & Resort
Penns Lane, Walmley, Sutton
Coldfield, West Midlands
Thursday, May 20
9:45 am—3:30 pm
Author of "Aan de rand in het midden" ("At the Edge in the
This lecture emphasizes the vulnerability and the long lasting
effects of ‘losing the balance’. Even in a caring environment,
persons with autism may get hurt in an (invisible) emotional way and
in a sense that their understanding, their ‘meaning’ of the world
seems to deteriorate.
- How can we detect the ‘scars’ of those people who are scared
to go on?
- What kind of behavior may be a signal that someone is hurt?
- What are the basic principles in supporting and caring?
Thursday, May 20
3:30 pm—4:30 pm
Life With Autism
David Ariss, a man in his early forties, was diagnosed as having
an autistic spectrum disorder during his late teens. He currently
resides in Coventry (although he would like to move to Birmingham)
and has a support package that entitles him to one hour of support
per day. Because of a lack of understanding of his condition within
the community, he frequently gets into scrapes involving the local
police force and on more than one occasion has spent time in either
a holding cell or in an assessment unit. David has been known to
self medicate through alcohol, which at times has had disastrous
results. He has been known to self harm to such an extent that he
requires hospitalisation. David will give a personal perspective
which demonstrates the vulnerability of the autism
Friday, May 21
9:45 am—4:30 pm
Co-author of "Building Bridges Through Sensory
Role of Sensory Processing in Learning, Behaviour and Activities of
This course will provide participants with basic neurology to
understand and appreciate the process of making sense of sensory
information. Each sense will be discussed from the receptors to the
central nervous system. Understanding the neurology behind sensory
processing can support understanding of this process that we do
every moment of every day.
Participants will learn how to
identify the behavioural and autonomic nervous system signs of a
nervous system in a regulated and deregulated state.
For more information
about this conference, please contact:
More Information or to Register Contact:
Eddy Hurst - autism.west midlands:
0121-450-7576 Fax: 0121-450-7581
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