Had a fab time attending Little Rainbows Autism Group’s ‘A Spectrum of Possibilities’ Conference at Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium Yesterday. The 3 speakers, all of whom have a diagnosis of Autism, are so knowledgeable and passionate which made the day both interesting and inspiring.
Topics covered included defining happiness- an autism perspective, school experiences and Autism in girls and women. There were lots of well put across points to consider and it was great that the speakers answered questions raised by parents and professionals attending the conference drawing on their own experiences and perspectives of Autism.
The points raised certainly reinforce that we, as professionals, parents and those caring for/supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum, should be focussing upon individual needs and finding how we can best support these needs rather than the focus being purely diagnosis driven. It is only through individual assessment and analysis of individual strengths as well as needs that we can truly introduce positive individualised support approaches to enable individuals to reach their full potential and feel happy, comfortable and fulfilled in their day to day activities and environments.
I’m so pleased that I attended this well organised, inspirational and upbeat event!
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