PROGRAMME

Tuesday 16th July 2019 from 7.00pm
Room K101 Kimmeridge House, Bournemouth University, Wallisdown

How to find K101

Welcome

Our Host for the evening is Trish Jubb

Please note that we are meeting in Room K101 Get directions here.

Refreshments From 7.15pm. Available from 7.15pm. Coffee/Tea with biscuits
Notices 7.30pm
  • Please note there will be no DAAS meeting in August but the Rossmore Drop-In will continue on the 1st & 3rd Friday mornings.
  • We have received some very sad news about the discontinuation of Autism Wessex’s Moordown Skills & Social Group after 24th July and of it’s current Advisory Service from the end of August.
  • The Executive Function workshop was unavoidably postponed until August 3rd. If you have booked a place and not yet paid the (returnable) £10 deposit please do so tonight.
Main Event c7.45pm Learning along the Way: Autism and Campaigning. We are pleased to welcome Jack Welch who will be talking about his personal experiences as an autistic advocate, navigating within a neurotypical environment and growing as a campaigner. He will explore some of the pitfalls he’s learnt on the way & explain how you can make an impact when you work with each other, especially when it comes to changing attitudes. Jack has experience of working across a range of organisations from charities to the NHS, dealing with a variety of issues including employment & mental health. He also sits as an advisor for NHS England on healthcare matters such as learning disability and autism and in 2017 won the Children & Young People’s Champion Award. Jack was also the first appointed Chair for Mencap’s Council. He lives in Weymouth and was a former Governor of Dorset CCG
And Finally ..... Time after the Main Event to circulate, chat, seek advice or offer help and generally catch up.
Confidentiality Please respect each others’ privacy and don’t discuss outside meetings who else attends or what they say at DAAS events, unless that person has given you permission to do so.
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.