Autism and Trauma Course

Wednesday 24th November 6-9pm GMT

This session is ideal for parents, carers, teacher, teaching assistants, mental health professionals, medical staff and Autistic people themselves.

If you can’t join us live then sign up anyway and watch the recording instead.

Price €35 includes cert, recording and slides

35.00

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Why are we even talking about autism and trauma? What we are beginning to see quite clearly from most current research is that levels of trauma are higher in the Autistic population than in the general public.  “Autism training” and “autism courses” which are designed without Autistic input can mean that there is actually very little real and meaningful understanding of autism. Unfortunately trauma responses in Autistic children and adults are not always recognised. They are often misinterpreted as “Autistic Behaviours” but there is no Autistic behaviour only human behaviour. When trauma responses are ignored then this can lead to even more trauma for the Autistic person. When we view Autistic behaviour as human behaviour we begin to see a very different picture to that painted by misinformed professionals who are basing their ideas on outdated ideology.

Being Autistic in itself, is not traumatic. What is traumatic – is the constant worry and anguish that we are meeting the expectations of those around us. Often these expectations are based on non-autistic goals, non-autistic ways of communicating and thinking. But Autistic people are Autistic and placing non-autistic expectations on us can lead to us feeling very bad about ourselves. It can in some cases be quite traumatic when we are misunderstood and feel unaccepted as we are.

In this empowering session, Evaleen Whelton and Jude Morrow will discuss why autistic people young and old experience trauma.  Evaleen is founder AUsome Training and Konfident Kidz. She is also author Konnect Social Skills series. Jude is an international motivational speaker, author and founder of NTI. In this session on autism and trauma they will look at how professionals and parents, with their hearts in the right place – may even be inflicting trauma without realising it, and how families, professionals and groups can work together to reduce traumatic life-experiences for Autistic people.

Jude and Evaleen will cover:

  • How trauma informed their own life-experiences and practices.
  • How self-acceptance will always help autistic people overcome trauma.
  • That well-meaning practices may be causing subtle harm.
  • How to recognise trauma
  • How to build meaningful relationships with autistic people young and old using trauma-informed practice and steps.

 

Availability is limited – book now to avoid disappointment.

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