Dorchester
PROGRAMME

Monday, 9 July, 7pm - 9pm

Do I Look Autistic Yet?

The United Church, Dorchester – The Cafe (ground floor)
49 / 51 Charles Street, Dorchester DT1 1EE

Getting to the Dorchester venue

7pm Doors open Hosted by Trish Crawford
Refreshments Coffee/Tea/Squash & biscuits available throughout the evening.
Pause for Thought
We are more like travellers from the distant, distant past. And if, by our being here, we could help the people of the world remember what truly matters for the Earth, that might give us quiet pleasure”

Naoki Higashida

7.25pm Notices

Summer walk - Monday 13th August We take a break in August and there's no meeting. Instead, come along for a relaxed summer evening walk along the River Frome. Meet outside the United Church at 7.00pm then we'll walk down to the river.

Can you help us? A big thank you to everyone who has signed up to help with the meetings.  If you are prepared to welcome people, host meetings or make teas or coffees please let us know. 

Dorchester group sub-committee There will be a sign-up sheet for people interested in a Dorchester group sub committee to steer the direction of the group.

Any other notices? If you have anything you’d like to bring to the group, you can share it here (if you don’t want to speak, let the host know before the meeting starts and she’ll read it out).   

7.30pm Main Event

Do I look autistic yet?

This month we’re pleased to welcome Hannah Molesworth. Hannah is an autistic advocate and campaigner from Weymouth. Her campaign #DoILookAutisticYet? aims to change public perceptions of autistic people.  It went viral and was featured in the national press.

 

Now she’s leading a new campaign #TakeTheMaskOff  to educate people about masking and accepting autistic people so they can take the mask off.

Afterwards there’ll be a chance for questions and a discussion.

And Finally ..... Time to network, chat, seek advice or help, bring news to the group etc.
End of meeting Grateful thanks for helping us ready the Café for the following morning :)
First Visit? DAAS West is a small and welcoming group. You can just listen; observe; join in and take part; get up and move about; come and go at your leisure; whichever feels comfortable for you. You are kindly asked to sign the register to comply with fire regulations.
Can I Attend? DAAS and DAAS West meetings are open to those on the spectrum both diagnosed and undiagnosed plus carers, friends and family.