Monday, 12 March, 7pm - 9pm


A series of discussions led by members of the group on aspects of life for autistic people.

Series 2 - Strategies for the Unexpected Event

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 Carole Driver
Refreshments Coffee/Tea/Squash & biscuits available throughout the evening. Thanks to Jan Jermy for doing the refreshments. Free entry to all.
Pause for Thought
And now I know it is perfectly natural for me not to look at someone when I talk. Those of us with Asperger's are just not comfortable doing it. In fact, I don't really understand why it's considered normal to stare at someone's eyeballs.

John Elder Robison

John Elder Robison is the author of 'Look Me in the Eye', a memoir about his life with undiagnosed Asperger's, and a number of other books. More about John.

7.30pm Main Event

Discussion: Dealing with unexpected events. A timely discussion to allow people to share their recent experiences with the weather and other areas of life where they have had to employ different skills to deal with an unexpected event. Practical and useful discussion leading to enablement.

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 & 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 as per compliance with Fire regulations.
Can I Attend? DAAS & DAAS West meetings are open to those on the spectrum both diagnosed and undiagnosed plus professionals, carers, friends & family.