Tuesday 15th May 2018 from 7.00pm
Room K103, Kimmeridge House
Bournemouth University, Wallisdown
Our Host for the evening is Sarah Gilbert
|Refreshments||Available from 7.15pm.. Coffee/Tea with biscuits|
|Sensory Table||Explore and try out items which may help to manage sensory sensitivities or which have been recommended for a sensory diet. Before & after the formal part of the meeting (but not during!)|
|Main Event c7.45pm||Employment – Future Directions. We are pleased to welcome a return visit
from Sandy Teal of sjtealconsultancy Ltd and MindSenseAbility who was
recently invited to attend a parliamentary round table to discuss the topic of
employment of people with an ASC.
Several of you gave your views via our Facebook page on the positive qualities that many AS people share that would benefit employers, and what modifications (reasonable adjustments) would make this a genuine possibility, contributing to the view that people in this group are an untapped valuable resource to business.
Sandy will be giving feedback on the results of this debate and also informing us about another venture being promoted by someone who is working to publicise and promote the positive aspects of ASC when it comes to employment. A dedicated website is due to be launched and the project is backed by companies like IBM and by Chris Packham and others who will push the profile to universities, businesses etc.
|And Finally .....||Time after the Main Event to circulate, chat, seek advice or offer help and generally catch up.|
|Note for first-timers||At DAAS meetings you are welcome to join in and take part but you are also welcome to just listen & observe – whatever feels comfortable.|
|Can You Help?||Many thanks to those who already help in running DAAS meetings or who have recently offered to take on some of the support roles. If you would like DAAS to thrive and prosper please think seriously about what you too can do.|