This session offers an introduction to autism from the lived experience perspective and will be an opportunity to find out more about what it really means to be autistic.
The first in a series of three workshops this session will cover :
- What Autism is
- Recognising Autism traits
- Myths and Misconceptions
The workshop will explore themes including: Lived Experience, Ableism, Mental Health, Disability and Discrimination.
The event will be delivered via Zoom using a range of exercises and interactive features including Polls, Chat and Breakout Rooms. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and actively participate in discussion. If you have any concerns about accessibility or usability for these features please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Trainer
Emily is a late diagnosed autistic advocate, who is determined to use her lived experience to help change the narrative of what it means to be autistic. Drawing from her experience working within national and local authority museums, Emily has worked with multiple organisations to highlight that being accessible for autistic people doesn’t mean knocking down buildings and starting from scratch.
Maximum two delegates per organisation. Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation.
This event will be auto-captioned through Zoom. If you would benefit from any other form of access support, including live captioning, please answer ‘yes’ to the access requirements question on the booking form and email the WMMD team as early as possible stating the support you require.
All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link to the training prior to the event. The email will be sent to the email address used for booking. If you have not received an email the day before the event please contact us.
If you can’t see the booking button the course is fully booked. If you would like to join the waiting list please email email@example.com
Introduction to Autism
Wednesday 15 November, 10am-12noon
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