Relationships & the Autism Spectrum Workshop with Barb Cook & Yenn Purkis – Canberra ACT 30 November 2019

Relationships & the Autism Spectrum Workshop with Barb Cook & Yenn Purkis – Canberra ACT 30 November 2019

$65.00$99.00

STRICTLY LIMITED TO 100 TICKETS

Venue: RAIDERS Belconnen, 155 Hardwick Crescent, Holt, Canberra, ACT 2615 

30th November 2019 – 9.30am – 3.00pm

Ticket Price:  Neurodivergent Person $65  General/Professional $99

Light refreshments and light lunch will be provided.

Please advise of special dietary requirements in “Additional Information” (order notes) field of checkout when completing purchase.

This workshop is for autistic and neurodiverse adults, parents, educators, employers and health professionals.

On completion of this workshop, a certificate will be provided with four (4) hours personal development.

About the workshop…

Relationships come in many forms. These can be friendships, romantic and intimate or these relationships can be part of our everyday lives when we are at work with bosses and colleagues or in an educational setting at school or uni. A commonality of these relationships is there usually is more than one person involved and requires navigation of the hidden expectations and dynamics of interaction and connection with other people.

In this workshop, Barb and Yenn will explore the various types of relationships, what the expectations are, and how neurodiverse people can express their needs and understanding of how they experience connecting with other people.

Some of the topics covered are the dynamics of friendships, romantic encounters and expectations in intimate relationships, redefining what a healthy relationship is, safety, bullying, harassment and understanding the unique needs for satisfying companionship.

Barb and Yenn will explore workplace and educational relationships and how to self-advocate in having needs met, to feel supported in an inclusive environment and to gain insight into how to work towards meaningful relationships with others.

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This workshop is for autistic and neurodiverse adults, parents, educators and health professionals.

On completion of this workshop, a certificate will be provided with four (4) hours personal development.

About the Speakers…

BARB COOK was formally diagnosed on the autism spectrum along with ADHD and phonological dyslexia at age 40, and is editor and co-author of the internationally acclaimed book Spectrum Women: Walking to the Beat of Autism, and editor in chief of Spectrum Women Magazine. She is an internationally recognised speaker and writer and appeared in the short TV documentary, The Chameleons: Women with Autism.

Barb is a Developmental Educator and registered NDIS provider and has completed a Master of Autism at the University of Wollongong (Education and Employment) where she is also a research assistant and tutor. She was awarded a Special Commendation in the 2017 Autism Queensland Creative Futures Awards by the Queensland Governor.

 

 

YENN PURKIS (formerly Jeanette Purkis) is an autistic author, presenter and advocate. Yenn has six published books on elements of autism, has given many keynote presentations including for TEDx Canberra and represents on several advisory boards and committees. Yenn has had a number of media engagements including featuring in the ABC documentary Alone in a Crowded Room. Yenn is active in social media, publishing weekly blogs and a daily meme since 2014.
Yenn was named the 2016 ACT Volunteer of the Year and has a number of other awards for community leadership. They even feature on a mural of local heroes in Canberra where they live. Yenn has facilitated a women’s support group in Canberra since 2011 and mentors a number of young people on the autism spectrum. Yenn also works for the Australian Public Service.

 

 

 

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Neurodiverse Person, General/Professional