PROGRAMME

Tuesday 21st January 2020 from 7.00pm
Room FG06 Fusion Building, Bournemouth University, Wallisdown

How to find FG06

Welcome

Our Host for the evening is Trish
Please note that we are meeting in Room FG06

Get directions here.

Refreshments From 7.15pm. Available from 7.15pm. Coffee/Tea with biscuits
Sensory Items Small sensory items 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).
Notices 7.30pm
  • The Artisan Studio have sent us their 2020 calendar of the many art, craft & textile courses they are running this year. The studio is based in Branksome and they offer small groups and 1 to 1 tuition. See https://www.artisancommunityartstudio.com/2020-public-day-and-w-e-coursess
  • Sandy Teal has a colleague who is undertaking some research on experiences of people with ASD in mainstream education. This is for participants aged 18-30 and will be by way of a 30 minute phone call. Let us know if you are interested in participating.
  • At the next AGM Carole and Diane will resign as Officers of DAAS (after 10 years) although Diane is willing to continue on the committee and run the Drop-In for a while longer. We would like to express our thanks to them for the many years they have been involved in running DAAS. Please see their message attached to the programme email.
Main Event c7.45pm Discussions on the subject of Socialising. Many of us find socialising can be difficult one way or another, although some have found things which can help. So please come along whether or not you feel you have cracked this difficult issue. You may learn something to help, or be able to help someone else with a suggestion, or simply benefit from finding other people understand how you feel.
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? We still need help to continue running DAAS. If you can help in some small way please speak to us. Thank you