Dorset Adult Asperger's Support

PROGRAMME

Tuesday 21st November 2017 from 7.00pm
Room K103, Kimmeridge House,
Bournemouth University, Wallisdown

How to find the room

Welcome Our Hosts for the evening are Carole Driver, Diane Waters & Sara Gilbert
Refreshments Available from 7.15pm. Coffee/tea with biscuits.
Voluntary Donations A suggested voluntary donation of £1 per head includes refreshments.
Notices 7.30pm
  • Up-date on DAAS – looking forward
  • 6th December – House Group at Carole’ s 7.00pm – 9.00pm to discuss our future organisation and management
  • 17th December Christmas lunch at the Royal Bath. Cost £10, payable in cash. Tonight is the last night to book your place.
  • 19th December Bring & Share Festive Gathering. Helpers needed to make sure this event takes place and we have as enjoyable a time as last year.
  • Free Golf lessons at Ferndown Forest Golf club from a golf professional. Sessions currently available Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoons – one to one or small groups
  • Hold the Date - 9th May 2018 – Tony Attwood Conference in Southampton. More details to follow. Autism Workshops – from The Girl with the Curly Hair – equally relevant for men ! ASD & Socialising webinar 28th November. Plus courses held regularly around the South West including Blandford. See https://thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/
  • The future of acute mental health care in Dorset and potential roles/opportunities
Main Event c7.45pm

1. The Sensory Table. Sara Gilbert will be telling us more about this new project and explaining the benefits of some of the items she has chosen to introduce to the group. There will be the chance to try things out after the main part of the meeting. We are indebted and very grateful to the family of the late Patrick O’Connor, DAAS Member, for a donation in his memory to enable us to provide this facility.

2. Special Interests. A chance to share your enthusiasms with fellow DAAS members. This will be another in our series of popular DIY evenings when a few people will be giving a brief presentation about their all-consuming interests and hobbies or the topics which fascinate and enthral them. Please do come along and enjoy hearing about their interests and how these have sometimes led to unexpected benefits and new directions.

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.