PROGRAMME

Tuesday 19th February 2019 from 7.00pm
Room FG06, Fusion Building
Bournemouth University, Wallisdown

How to find the room

Welcome

Our Host for the evening is Trish Jubb.

Room FG06 was also our venue in January 2017, 2018 and 2019. It’s on the ground floor of the Fusion Building near the rear car park. Get directions here.

Refreshments From 7.15pm. Available from 7.15pm. Coffee/Tea with biscuits
Sensory Table We have an increasing number of small sensory items which will be on tables for use during the meeting – please try not to be too distracting with them during talks! On occasions there may be a bigger selection on a separate sensory table for use before or after the meeting (but not during) so you can explore and try out items which may help to manage sensory sensitivities or which have been recommended for a sensory diet.
Notices 7.30pm
  • Update on The DAAS Group, the committee and teams.
  • AGM – proposals for future DAAS Officers and Committee members. Last date for submission 25th February
  • Support for Independent Living. A survey to determine the best way that limited resources can be used to support people.
  • Proposed ASD Training sessions
Main Event c7.45pm We welcome Nikita Adams from Dorset Mental Health Forum who will be talking about “A Female perspective of life on the autistic spectrum”. Nikita says “My whole life I have been a bit 'different'. It wasn't until I was diagnosed as being on the spectrum, at sixteen, that I began to understand why I didn't see the world the way all my friends did... Unfortunately knowing you're autistic doesn't always make life easier. Trying to negotiate being a female on the spectrum, having mental health difficulties and remembering people like to make eye contact isn't always easy, but it is possible.”
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.