PROGRAMME

Tuesday 20th February 2018 from 7.00pm
Room K101, Kimmeridge House
Bournemouth University, Wallisdown

How to find the room

Welcome

Our Host for the evening is Trish Jubb
Room K101 is opposite our usual venue Room K103 and is very similar in layout and facilities

Refreshments From 7.15pm. 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 DAAS – Looking forward. Progress on changes. The next Committee meeting will be 21st February 7.00 – 8.30pm in Poole.
  • The DAAS Group Committee and teams. We have several excellent volunteers committed to making a success of our new group structure but we need at least 4 people on each team to ensure we can cover all eventualities and spread the load. Please sign up tonight for whatever role you can, to ensure that DAAS continues to offer support and information in a relaxing, accepting and non-judgemental environment.
  • Research Project to investigate how individuals on the autism spectrum process and engage with emotions in music. An online survey listening to short clips of instrumental music for about 30 minutes in total. See Diane for further information or check this link to the experiment (a bit slow loading) https://www.testable.org/experiment/1396/142392/start.
  • 9th May 2018 – Tony Attwood Conference in Southampton.
  • Livability UCan Project at Holton Lee. For ages 25+. Support & training towards Wellbeing & Employment goals.
Main Event c7.45pm

Part 1 Bikeability.

A short presentation by Michael Woodhall, a DAAS member who is a qualified Bikeability Instructor and who runs courses for Bournemouth Road Safety Group, including training for people with Asperger’s. Michael will be explaining what facilities exist for cycle training and what this involves. He will also be looking for feedback from anyone in DAAS who has tried cycling, either successfully or not successfully.

Part 2 DAAS Quiz run by Julie Williams.

This is an informal and usually popular event with a chance to share your knowledge, relax and compare notes with others. There will be small prizes for the winning team. Don’t worry if you don’t have a ready-made team or don’t know anyone yet as small groups can come together on the night. Or you could take part solo! Good Luck

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.