Monday, 10th July 2017, from 7.15pm
The United Church, Dorchester – The Cafe (ground floor)
49 / 51 Charles Street, Dorchester DT1 1EE

THEME: Sensory Items - a practical taster
Welcome & Introduction Our Host for the evening is Steve Mason.
Refreshments & Voluntary Donations Coffee/Tea/Squash & biscuits available throughout the evening. A voluntary donation of £1 per head is appreciated.
Notices Creative Connections – An Art Group for Wellness. Dorchester Library Thursdays 10.30am to 11.30am. All abilities are welcome. “If you’d like to feel useful, stimulated and connected with other adults in your community come along and enjoy this creative class.” No Experience Required ! Call 01258 881573 or just turn up on the day. Voluntary Donation. Next sessions 13th, 20th and 27th July plus Thursdays throughout August, September, October and November.
Main Event
19:30 - 20:30 hrs
A Sensory Exploration. Sara Gouge, a DAAS Member, has kindly agreed to bring along a selection of sensory items which have proved helpful to people – whether they are sensory seekers or sensory avoiders, or somewhere in-between. This will be an opportunity to try out some of these products and find out if they could become part of your coping strategies.

DAAS AGM. The second part of the evening looks forward to this event which will take place at Bournemouth University on 18th July. Your Chairman will be giving an insight into the programme and our results for 2016 – 2017 and a preview of the issues which may be raised. All members are welcome at the AGM but we appreciate that travel and distance do not make this easy for some. So here is a chance to be involved and have your say.
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 is comfortable
Grateful ThanksTo everyone who supports DAAS through their membership, through attending meetings and through sharing their experiences with each other.