Autism Learning Days launch in Bradley StokeAugust 22nd, 2018
The Curly hair Project (CHP) is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. She spent her whole life feeling really isolated and ‘different’ and didn’t want anyone else to have these feelings. At the age of 22 years, Alis was diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and when searching for support from written material, she couldn’t find anything that resonated with herself. So, she thought she would set up a Facebook page and reach out to others who may feel the same. This was the start of Curly Hair Project.
Since this initial page, Alis also started her writing career with her first book Aspergers & Me. Now, she has written over 20 books on subjects ranging from Anxiety to Emotions, Puberty to Executive Function. The books are endorsed by the world’s leading psychologist in autism, Professor Tony Attwood and are available from www.amazon.co.uk/Alis-Rowe
In these past few years Alis’ work has diversified to include a UK wide network of training and webinars (for those who don’t want to leave home) on all aspects of autism (information can be found via www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk/events). This training is written by Alis and delivered by parents of autistic children thereby providing real lived experience. We are excited to reveal that we have a new series of Autism Learning Days and Mental Health Days which are being launched in September from Scotland to the South coast.
Alis writes regular blogs, social media feeds and now award-winning animations which explain what life is like to live with autism. She has also featured on BBC Radio 4 in two programmes as part of Woman’s Hour and Michael Rosen’s Word of Mouth.
Now, her inspiring work is recognised by working with the NHS Healthy London Partnership, being on the recommended reading list for GPs, recommended resources by the Association of Colleges, recommended reading list for people post-diagnosis, used by teachers, psychiatrists, GPs, psychologists, counsellors and other health professionals worldwide. CHP also works with companies on a consultancy basis to help them become more autism friendly.
We aim to help ASD people learn to understand themselves and their needs and ultimately be able to self-manage with our work being largely about acceptance, understanding and empathy for different world experiences.
The Autism Learning Days start in Bradley Stoke on the 29thSeptember at the Baileys Court Community Centre. For more information visit www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk
Tags: autism, Bradley Stoke, Children Back to news