Autism Awareness Centre Inc.

Early Bird Registrations Deadline is October 29

Autism Awareness Centre Inc. Conference
November 22 & 23, 2010 Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Carrington House Hotel
Knyveton Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, UK

Monday, November 22 (Concurrent Session)

When My Autism Gets Too Big!

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) tend to have high levels of social anxiety as well as rigid and inflexible ways of processing social problems. These information processing characteristics can lead to explosive behavior.

Current cognitive learning theories, as they relate to ASD, can shed some light on the nature of explosive behavior in individuals with ASD.  This presentation will illustrate the connections between cognitive issues associated with autism, an individualís ability to understand social information, and how all of this can lead to social anxiety and explosive behavior.


Monday, November 22 (Concurrent Session)

Autism, Sexuality and Relationships

The process of building social relationships by making friends and beginning intimate relationships is a key developmental stage for all young adults. All young people have a right to develop relationships and everyone is entitled to sex and relationships education (SRE) at school, but SRE is more than a one off biology lesson. Sexuality is about who we are, not just what we do with our bodies. It is life long and includes issues of self-identity and self-esteem, social values and attitudes as well as specific sexual behaviours. It also involves a sense of gender identity and attitudes such as respect and honesty.


Tuesday, November 23

The Role of Sensory Processing in Learning,
Behaviour and Activities of Daily Life

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. 

Creative strategies to support success at school and at home will be shared. Participants will learn tips that they can plug into their day right away! Case studies will be discussed to illustrate these strategies.

For More Information Or To Register Contact:

Jill Harvey
Linwood School

Alma Road
Winton, Bournemouth, Dorset BH9 1AJ


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