Knowledge Share Events
Scottish Autism is delighted to be delivering the latest Knowledge Share events in Fife and Orkney.
The aim of the events is to create a forum where we can communicate directly with parents, carers, professionals and individuals with autism. We deliver practical information on a range of issues that directly impact on the quality of life and wellbeing of individuals on the spectrum and their families.
Who should attend
The events will be of interest to parents, carers, individuals with autism and all professionals working in the field of autism.
We deliver practical information on a range of issues that directly impact on the quality of life and wellbeing of individuals on the spectrum and their families.
- Opportunity to hear Scottish Autism staff share their working knowledge and experience.
- Case studies of real life situations of individuals across the spectrum and age range in a variety of settings.
Examples of practical strategies which can be used as appropriate within your own circumstances.
- Opportunity for sharing experiences and networking.
Personal Coping Skills & Strategies
For many people on the autism spectrum, anxiety can be a barrier to learning and to enjoying everyday experiences. This seminar will support parents, carers and professionals to understand the issues relating to anxiety and anxiety management.
We will provide an overview that will help give a context for understanding how and why anxiety affects people on the spectrum. Supportive strategies and approaches will be explored by presenting real life case studies of individuals across the spectrum and age range.
Voice, Participation & Involvement
This seminar will share some of the ways in which Scottish Autism is actively involving people with a variety of communication needs and preferences in determining the services that they receive. By focusing on the idea of ‘voice’ both as a way of recognising individual means of communication and the right to have a say in service provision, we look at a range of organisational initiatives from creative projects to formal mechanisms for individual involvement.
Initiatives under discussion will include using adapted survey interviews for organisation-wide consultation, the application of mixed media and mobile technology in case management and collective strategies for validating voice such as service user forums and theatre performance.
Relationships & Sexual Health
Relationships of all kinds can be fraught with complexity for people on the spectrum. Friendships, working and intimate relationships all demand an understanding of yourself as well as the potential impact you may have on another person.
In this seminar, we will explore this most fundamental but highly challenging aspect of human development. We will present a variety of approaches and case studies which consider the key issues for individuals across the spectrum and at various ages and stages of development. Our aim is to provide a supportive environment where together we can explore and discuss this sensitive topic.