Our Host for the evening is Trish Jubb
||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!)
- Update on The DAAS Group, the Committee and teams.
- GDPR Forms – Data protection. Thank you to everyone who has responded and requested to continue receiving our programmes. If you still haven’t got round to this paper forms will be available on the night. Or complete it online
- Future programme information and room allocation – an update.
|Main Event c7.45pm
TWelcome back to our Autumn series of events with A Double Bill. Tonight we have two talks plus time for discussion and exchange of views.
- The Adult Autism Spectrum Cohort. This is a major national research study run by Newcastle University and covering both people on the autistic spectrum and their families/carers. The study is the first of its kind and collects information on topics such as health, education, support, and
DAAS became involved with the project a couple of years ago and we have now invited Brandon Bule from Dorset Healthcare research & development (which helps facilitate research around Dorset) to give us an update on the work being done, findings to date and plans for the future. Current studies include Personalised Anxiety Treatment for Autistic Adults and Improving the Health of Older Autistic People.
- Feedback on Tony Attwood Seminar. In July we heard accounts from some of our group who recently attended this event and tonight Trish Jubb will be expanding on her brief feedback last time. For those who don’t know, Tony has written the definitive guidebook to Asperger’s Syndrome and Trish will share her impressions of the event and what she learned that relates to many people on the spectrum. There will be an opportunity to discuss further and share experiences for those who wish to do so.
|And Finally .....
||Time after the Main Event to circulate, chat, seek advice or offer help and generally catch up.
||Please respect each other's 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.