||Our host for the evening is Steve Mason.
||Available from 7.15pm. Coffee/tea with biscuits.
| Voluntary Donations
||A suggested voluntary donation of £1 per head includes refreshments.
|Early Bird Meeting 6.30pm
||If you would like to share your ideas about DAAS meetings and/or help to set the room up (and clear away afterwards) Steve will be holding a brief, informal pre-meeting for anyone who is interested.
- Autumn programme – Table Top discussions; A Brains Trust – an NT view.
- 17th December Christmas lunch at the Royal Bath. We hope to repeat last year’s successful event, depending on support. Cost to be confirmed but anticipated to be around £10.
- September 23rd 2.00 – 4.30pm Coffee & Cakes afternoon, plus garden skittles, weather permitting, in Boscombe East - hosted by Ann Lodge & family. For details see flyer and Facebook page.
- Thursday 26th October - Hallowe’en themed night run by Diverse Abilities 7-11pm at Cameo club Bournemouth.
- Room bookings. The University has kindly confirmed our room bookings running through to next May. The majority are in K103
- 2nd October NAS Autism Hour. Steps to an autism friendly environment.
|Main Event c7.45pm
||Employment Issues We have two short talks this evening bringing different perspectives to the subject of finding the right job.
- Kerry Chotty, Disability Employment Advisor at Poole Job Centre will be discussing some changes being implemented to develop the services and would welcome feedback on how to improve support for people on the spectrum, as well as making the experience of attending the Job Centre less stressful.
- Alison Nock, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist at the Buckland Vocational Assessment Centre will be talking about the services they offer to support people with a long-term health condition which is affecting their work options, and to help them to achieve their vocational goals. They offer assessment of job skills, plus support for people to remain in a current job or to explore alternative work options, whether in paid or voluntary jobs or training opportunities. If you have specific questions and can let Diane or Steve have these in advance this would be very helpful.
|And Finally .....
||Time to circulate, chat, seek advice or
offer help and generally catch up.
||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.