Up until now, I’ve never done public speaking. I guess it was always something left to the people with Doctor, Professor or another title to their name. I unfortunately don’t have a rank like that. But I was still surprised when I was contacted by a lady who ran a charity to do with help those with Autism, who asked me if I could do a talk on the daily struggles of life with Autism. I said yes almost straight away, I guess I wasn’t really thinking when I said it. I suppose that is what happens when you’re on the spur of the moment. At least I’ve got some time to prepare a good presentation for everything, all 150 of them.
The event has been labelled as the Extraordindary Lives conference, aimed at celebrating the success and motivational goals behind 6 individuals diagnosed with ASD, one being myself.
It will take place on December the 10th, 2017 at the Kettering Park Hotel and Spa, which is located at Kettering Park Way, Kettering, NN15 6XT.
A BIT ABOUT THE CHARITY
Action for Asperger’s utilises the skills of a number of qualified counsellors who also specialise academically and/or experientially in autism counselling and Asperger counselling.
Those who live with Asperger’s syndrome often see the world in different ways than those who do not have the condition. Individuals who have Asperger syndrome/autism currently account for 1 in 100 of the general population, and this statistic means that individuals with the syndrome are in a minority.
We have seen over the years that any minority group is often misunderstood and frequently marginalised. However, being in a minority does not mean that the way Asperger/autistic individuals think is wrong, it is simply a differing neurological profile that is all.
At Action for Asperger’s we recognise the neurological difference, and endeavour to offer complete understanding of the Asperger’s syndrome/autistic personality. Autism-cognisant supervision, which is essentially an overseeing of their work by another, highly experienced counsellor, is also provided for all of our counsellors.
I look forward to seeing you and do not hesitate to come and talk to me at the event.