PROGRAMME

Tuesday 20th March 2018 from 7.00pm
Room K103, Kimmeridge House
Bournemouth University, Wallisdown

How to find the room

Welcome

Our Host for the evening is Sara Gilbert
We are back in our usual venue Room K103 this evening.

Refreshments 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 the DAAS Group, the Committee and teams.
    As last month, 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. Diane is also contacting people who have already expressed an interest at previous meetings or via our closed Facebook page.

  • Employment Issues. Thank you to those who have offered their views and experiences in response to a recent request. The issues will be re-visited in May when Sandy Teal will be bringing us an up-date.

  • DAAS Membership. Clarification of the membership scheme.

  • 9th May 2018 – Tony Attwood Conference in Southampton.
Main Event c7.45pm

Worry ! Something we all do to a greater or lesser extent.

We are very pleased to welcome back Dr Adrian Edwards, a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. from the Community Adult Aspergers Service (CAAS). Having worked in the NHS for well over ten years, Dr Edwards has been full time with CAAS since 2014, working across the county. As he describes himself "I have gathered experience with a varied client group, across the lifespan, supporting children, adolescents (and their families) and adults with, or exploring a diagnosis of, an Autism Spectrum Condition."

Dr Edwards will be talking about the common difficulties we can all suffer from when anxious, exploring how to understand and help with worrying, what we can do and what we can’t do. He hopes to introduce some fresh and thought provoking ideas and discuss how new directions might emerge from thinking critically about the process.

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.