A poignant workshop to promote AUTISM awareness and highlight the complex mix of feelings parents grapple with. The intention is to connect parents, teachers, families and school communities as compassion and understandings are raised.
These kids don't naturally make ideal students, siblings, sons or daughters; they're not always eager to learn, can be too reactive, too anxious, over sensitive, too teary, too aggressive, too obsessional, too rigid, and find it hard to fit in, share and wait. While early identification is best, there's a temptation to see the child as broken and a focus on what's missing.
Mark wants to highlight this journey in the context of seeing each person as a whole, healthy human being. Hindsight teaches us that time, maturity, some targeted skill building and loving connectedness are prime collaborators for growth. Join Mark as he shares the everyday experiences of others who face what you face. He'll share their responses, and pearls of wisdom, to prompt healthy discussion together.
The aim is to provide a personal and contemporary insight into what likely causes AUTISM, what drives the set of tricky traits, and how best to deal with the problematic emotion and behaviour that often accompany it. What binds us together is that each of us has been touched by AUTISM. Yet, AUTISM is a distinctly different experience for every one of us because how we view it, work with it, accept it or reject each encounter is truly a reflection of our personal morals and values.