PROGRAMME

Tuesday 15th May 2018 from 7.00pm
Room K103, Kimmeridge House
Bournemouth University, Wallisdown

How to find the room

Welcome

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!)
Notices 7.30pm
  • Update on The DAAS Group, the Committee and teams. We still need people to join the teams to provide cover and ensure the same volunteers don’t have to “work” at every meeting. In particular cover is required for Refreshments and Book- keeping (simple), both of which involve attending DAAS meetings a few times a year. Anyone who can store a small amount of equipment and can transport it to meetings would also be very welcome.
  • Meeting protocol – questions, sound equipment.
  • GDPR Forms – Data protection. Paper forms will be available on the night. Or complete it online.
  • June meeting venues .We are unable to use a room at the University. We have arranged two alternatives - Parkstone Baptist Church plus an informal gathering at a cafe venue in central Poole.
  • Future programme information – an update
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.