Monday, 8 October 2018, 7pm - 9pm
The United Church, Dorchester – The Cafe (ground floor)
49 / 51 Charles Street, Dorchester DT1 1EE
|7pm Doors open||Hosted by Trish Crawford|
|Refreshments||Coffee/Tea/Squash & biscuits available throughout the evening.|
|Pause for Thought||
People with autism do not invariably lack empathy. Autism is not a state of being that has stemmed from being non-empathetic. Plenty of autistic people are highly empathetic….The issue here is that there are a myriad of differing cognitive styles in the global population and a plethora of differing experiences of living. Combined with the fact that empathy itself is not easily defined…, this means it is far too simplistic to declare that people with autism lack empathy
Dr Luke Beardon, Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Adults (2017 Sheldon Press)
We've been awarded a grant! We can spend it on any of our activities. £1000 of it can be used for the Dorchester meeting – do you have any thoughts on how we can best spend it?
|7.30pm Main Event||
Mental Health and the autistic spectrum.
|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.|
|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.|