Autism, Asperger’s & Communication
“…strategies & ideas for making meaningful connections and finding ways to relate to autistic children, teens and adults”
featuring Richard Brooks & Annie Brooks
Date: Sat, 8th July 2017
Time: 9.30am for 10am - 3.30pm
Venue: Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot OX11 7JN
Booking Rates: Professionals: £66 (£55 plus 20% VAT). ASC & Family members: £42 (£35 plus 20% VAT). Concessionary Rate £30 (£25 plus 20% VAT). Autism Oxford’s hope is that all who want to attend can afford the entry fee: if not, please contact them.
Difficulty with language and communication is one of the defining features of autism. Autistic children, teens and adults do communicate, though their attempts to transmit information are often misinterpreted or unnoticed by non-autistic people. Autistic people do not lack communicative intent, but often use unconventional means of communication.
The original internal language of autistic children and adults differs from that of non-autistic individuals. Their internal language is central to their intellectual, emotional and social development. It is important to identify each autistic individual’s non-verbal language – which can be visual, tactile, kinaesthetic, etc. – in order to establish a shared means of verbal communication.
To communicate successfully we have to speak the same language. Teaching autistic individuals ‘our’ language and systems of social interaction is not good enough; we have to learn ‘their’ language(s) and communication systems too.
For more information and for booking, visit http://www.autismoxford.org.uk/index.php/events/details/autism-aspergers-communication