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The Curiosity Programme Online: Morning Sessions
Wed, 3 Nov 2021, 9:30 am
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The Curiosity Programme Online: Afternoon Sessions
Wed, 3 Nov 2021, 1:00 pm
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Attention Autism Online Level 1 Feedback and coaching course: Morning Sessions
Thu, 4 Nov 2021, 9:00 am
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Attention Autism Online Level 1 Feedback and coaching course: Afternoon Sessions
Thu, 4 Nov 2021, 1:00 pm
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The Curiosity Programme Online
Wed, 10 Nov 2021, 11:15 am
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Attention Autism
Face to Face in Essex

Delivered by Claire Moore in Essex
Attention Autism Advanced Practitioner
2 Day training 16 & 17th October 2021
Contact: Lorraine Rozee 02085084293
Email: adminassistant@oakview.essex.sch.uk

Attention Autism
Face to Face in Cambridgeshire


Delivered by Alice Hill

Attention Autism Advanced Practitioner

2 Day training 14/10/21 & 18/11/21

Contact: Alice Hill 07929789419
Email: Alice.Hill@wsh.nhs.uk

Attention Autism Online for Professionals
Delivered by Julie Mellor and Lyndsay Barlow
Attention Autism Advanced Practitioners
Beginning Thursday 11th November
12.00 - 1.15pm GMT
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Attention Autism Online for Professionals
Delivered by Marianna Limnaiou and Lorraine Scott
Attention Autism Advanced Practitioners
Beginning Wednesday 8th December
10.00 - 11.15 am GMT
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  • The latest advice, articles, hints and tips from the Gina Davies Autism Centre
    Gina Davies Autism Centre Blog The latest advice, articles, hints and tips from the Gina Davies Autism Centre

    The Home of Attention Autism

What is Autism?

Unfortunately there is no easy answer to this question.

What we do know is that

  • Parents are understandably confused and concerned
  • Professionals can be just as bemused
  • All is not lost!!

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. Asperger syndrome is a form of autism – a condition that affects the way a person communicates and relates to others. The autistic spectrum covers a range of difficulties and it may help to think of autistic conditions as a problem with how an individual’s brain functions.

Autistic spectrum disorders are usually described as a person showing problems in:

  • Communication
  • Social interaction
  • Rigid or inflexible thinking

A person with autism can have more difficulties in one particular area, but all three will form part of the problem. Most also have issues with sensory integration, their senses constantly sending them confusing messages.

Children often have challenges with sleeping and can be highly selective in their choice of food. Anxiety and behavioural problems also occur – children with autism tend to make mistakes because they simply don’t know what to do or how to cope in certain situations.

More about autism

www.autism.org.uk

Finally, a few words of encouragement…

Children with autism have several strengths and it is important that we both understand them and use them to help, for example:

  • Bags of energy and they enjoy physical, hands on activities
  • Excellent memory and recall for items that interest them
  • A real persistence for things that interest them
  • Superb concentration and attention for things they like or have chosen
  • Top notch visual skills
Gina's sincerity, knowledge, experience and above all gift, of knowing what makes our children tick means that her wonderful programmes, workshops and work with families really do give us the tools we need to help our children Natalie, Anna's Mum
 
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