Monday, 9 April, 7pm - 9pm

Discussion - Future Direction of the Group

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 DAAS updates
  • DAAS Membership The membership scheme is not continuing after 31st March. It may be re-introduced later in the year. The Bournemouth group are introducing a per meeting charge of £2, however due to United Church regulations, we can't do this in Dorchester. We'd therefore like to encourage anyone who has been to more than 2 meetings to give a £2 donation per meeting. This donation is voluntary.
  • Tony Attwood - Skills & Strategies in ASD Convention, Southampton – 9th May 2018
    A reminder about this convention. Tickets are still available through
  • ASD and Sensory Processing Workshop Durweston, Blandford 25 April. A Curly Hair Project workshop open to autistic people and friends and family. Visit or Sign up on their website.
7.30pm Main Event

Discussion: The future of the group, and what you would like to get from our meetings.

Questions to consider:

  • Why do you come to the group and what do you find helpful?
  • What format would you prefer meetings to take - discussions, invited speaker, mixture of the two?
  • How can we make the meetings more autistic friendly?
  • How can we ensure that autistic people and friends, family and carers are supported?
  • Would you be prepared to help run the group? This could be making drinks, welcoming people, hosting meetings.
  • Any other questions you'd like to raise.
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 carers, friends & family.