Monday, 11 March 2019, 7pm - 9pm

A female perspective of life on the autistic spectrum

The United Church, Dorchester – The Cafe (ground floor)
49 / 51 Charles Street, Dorchester DT1 1EE

Getting to the Dorchester venue

7pm Doors open Hosted by Trish Crawford
Refreshments Coffee/Tea/Squash & biscuits available throughout the evening.
7.20pm Notices

Can you help run the meetings? We’re looking for people to be co-organisers and get involved with all aspects of running the DAAS West meetings.  Ideally we would like to find two or three people to share the tasks. Find out more

If you have any information you think would be helpful or interesting for group members, you can share it here (if you don't want to speak, let the host know before the meeting starts and they will read it out). 

7.30pm Main Event

A female perspective of life on the autistic spectrum
We welcome Nikita Adams from Dorset Mental Health Forum.

Nikita says

My whole life I have been a bit 'different'. It wasn't until I was diagnosed as being on the spectrum, at sixteen, that I began to understand why I didn't see the world the way all my friends did... Unfortunately knowing you're autistic doesn't always make life easier. Trying to negotiate being a female on the spectrum, having mental health difficulties and remembering people like to make eye contact isn't always easy, but it is possible.

Nikita's talk was very well received by everyone in our Bournemouth group.

And Finally ..... Time to network, chat, seek advice or help, bring news to the group etc.
End of meeting Grateful thanks for helping us ready the Café for the following morning :)
First Visit? DAAS West is a small and welcoming group. You can just listen; observe; join in and take part; get up and move about; come and go at your leisure; whichever feels comfortable for you. You are kindly asked to sign the register to comply with fire regulations. Directions and pictures of the meeting room.
Confidentiality Please respect each other's 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.
Can I Attend? DAAS and DAAS West meetings are open to those on the spectrum both diagnosed and undiagnosed plus carers, friends and family.