COMING HOME TO AUTISM, The Grand Brighton, Sunday, 27. October 2019


The beginning of a movement for change, more compassion and understanding for everyone affected by autism.
‘Coming Home to Autism’ is only the beginning of your story and how you live it matters.
 We understand positivity and hope is not easy, but knowledge, attitude and motivation is everything.
 This ‘special event’ is an opportunity to bring parents, guardians and carers, of Primary School age and newly diagnosed children with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), together to:

 find their voice and share their stories
 feel acknowledged, understood and accepted
 be inspired
 become empowered
 be part of something bigger

Please join us to share, learn and be inspired by our guest speakers and healthcare professionals.


GUEST SPEAKERS
Tara Leniston
Actress, Vlogger & Co-Author of ‘Coming Home to Autism’. Following her eldest son’s diagnosis of ASC Tara threw herself in to research on autism and helping her son. Her mission is to help support and inspire parents of children with additional needs.
Ros Blackburn
Logically Illogical. An inspirational, honest, funny and heart-warming speaker who talks publicly, and to individuals, about living with autism. Now in her 40s, Ros was diagnosed as being severely autistic at just over a year old. She offers invaluable insight into her world of autism.


HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Rhian Grounds, Speech & Language Therapist & Co-Author of ‘Coming Home to Autism’.
A speech and language therapist for 17 years and specialising in ASC for the last 15 years. A wealth of expertise across the age ranges; from pre-school, primary age and most recently secondary and college years. Rhian has worked to develop home visiting, parent training after diagnosis, specialist setting and mainstream services. She is passionate about advocating for young people and their families, helping others see autism as a neurological difference. She has been trained and frequently uses SCERTs (Social Communication Emotional Regulation and Transactional supports) as a framework to understand and direct next steps for young people with their communication skills.
Sophie Twaites, Occupational Therapist
An Occupational Therapist specialising in creating a more fluid connection between the brain and body, through in-depth analysis of a child’s early developmental stages. Sophie’s passion is to help minimise the challenges children experience in every day life, allowing them to reach their full potential.
Deborah Topp, Counsellor & Psychotherapist MBACP (Acc), MA, Dip Psych
A extensively qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist specialising in individual counselling for childen, young people and adults, family counselling and parenting consultion.


ORGANISERS & SUPPORTERS
This special event is part of broader not-for-profit initiative ‘Coming Home to Autism’ (founded by Tara Leniston & Andrew Fowler in 2018). Find out more at: 
 
It was inspired by all individuals affected by Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and has been made possible by our community partner organisation mAScot and a small group of passionate individuals.
All ticket proceeds are gifted to mASCot so that they may continue their valuable work providing their parent led peer to peer support network for families who have a child/children or young person with an ASC. Find out more about their work at 



Sunday, 27. October 2019, The Grand Brighton, COMING HOME TO AUTISM

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