Ageing With Autism 2019

Our Third Ageing With Autism Information Day was held on 16th October 2019 and we welcomed a variety of professionals, parents/carers and organisations.

We had over 25 organisations exhibiting their services and talking to our 75 guests, with many coming away with new information and opportunities to follow.

We had some new additions to our market place this year including the PDA Society, Dignity (who sell dry shampoos/ body wash and a verity of products to help those with disabilities maintain their personal hygiene), Sensi and Pi Educational Assessments plus many more!
Everyone was very friendly and pointing you in the right direction

This year saw our largest variety of subjects discussed in our Workshops. Lucy King, Norfolk Constabulary talked about the changes and new direction the police force are taking when coming into contact with those with Autism and ADHD as well as other social communication difficulties. Amy, From Alpha Inclusion, discussed how to tailor strategies to an individual. We are extremely grateful to Lynda Niles, Occupational Therapist for jumping in last minute to give us an impromptu talk on our sensory systems and integrations and to round the morning off we had Lydia Honeymoon a young lady with Autism who talked about how she copes with being a female on the spectrum and how her animals help her.

The Afternoon was all about behaviour, diagnosis and communication/ With the Neurodevelopmental service discussing the pathway and Maxine, The Hamlet Charity talking about Challenging Behaviour. Finally, we had a very interactive workshop about early years communication from the ladies at More Than Words Therapy.

Well done! It was a brilliant opportunity to meet others

We would like to thank the John Innes Centre for hosting our event and for their staff who made the day run smoothly, ASD Helping Hands volunteers who signed people and did a lot of the running around, but most importantly everyone who attended. We hold these events as we want to give you the best Opportunites, most reliable information and above all the impartial and friendly advice and support that you need to care and support those with Autism and other social communication difficulties.

Save the date – Wednesday 14th October 2020 for our next conference, but don’t wait that long we hold events throughout the year both training and recreational and we would love to see you join us on them.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Lee Gibbons

Operations Manager

ASD Helping Hands