A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder; how does that feel, what does it mean, and how do parents go about connected and respectful behaviours in their children? In this workshop you will learn some facts about Autism, but this isn't the primary goal. The aim is very personal. It is to introduce you to several people identified with Autism, in the hope you will be touched in a way, that facts alone can never touch you. A poignant workshop for teachers, parents, aunties, uncles and grandparents.
Mark will highlight the ASD journey in the context of seeing each child as a whole, healthy human being with immense potential. Hindsight teaches us that time, maturity, some targeted skill building and loving connectedness are prime collaborators for growth. Mark will share the everyday experiences of real people who have faced, and are facing, what you face. The aim is to provide a personal and contemporary insight into ASD, and how best to deal with the tricky emotion and behaviour that often accompany it. Let's discuss their real-life learnings in a bid to establish the best 'can-do principles'.
Mark will explore what drives the set of tricky traits and how best to deal with the problematic emotion and behaviour that often accompany it.