Belfast Recovery College - Living with Autism in Adulthood
Belfast Recovery College
Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) otherwise known as autism, affects 1.1% of the population in Northern Ireland. ASC is a developmental condition and will be present throughout a person’s lifespan. Many individuals are now receiving a diagnosis in adulthood due to improved awareness of the condition and improved access to assessment services. This session will consider specifically, the adult experience of ASC; dispel the negative stereotypes of ASC; and highlight the value that individuals with the condition can bring to the world. A professional practitioner will explain the clinical features of ASC, which include difficulties with social communication, repetitive behaviours and restricted interests. A peer educator who received an adult diagnosis will reflect on what life has been like having the condition without knowing. The experience of the assessment process and post-diagnostic journey will be discussed. Supports available to adults with ASC (within the Belfast Trust area) and their families and carers will be identified. (Duration of course: 2 hrs)
This course is free of charge.
If you'd like to attend download the enrolment form below, fill it in and send it back to us either by email or post to us, using the contact details below.
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