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Forthcoming Events

 


Grange Park Outreach is very pleased to announce that Paul Isaacs will be joining us on Thursday 29 June 2017 from 4.30pm until 6.30pm.    This event is FREE to mainstream school colleagues, parents and carers.


Paul will be presenting a speech on autism and sensory issues and the practical strategies for them.

 
Synopsis

Paul was branded as a “naughty child” at school. He was classically autistic in his early years and gained functional speech around the age of 7 or 8 years old. He went through mainstream school with no additional help or recognition of his autism. Consequently, he did not achieve his academic or his social potential and had very low self-esteem.

After a string of unsuccessful jobs, Paul’s mental health suffered. He was referred to mental health services and misdiagnosed with “Asperger traits with a complex personality”, which did not satisfy Paul was diagnosed by an experienced psychiatrist, who diagnosed him with High Functioning Autism at 24 years old. 

Paul wanted to promote autism awareness and help others on the autism spectrum, in the hope that others would not have to suffer as he had. He became a speaker for an autism organisation and has not looked back! Presenting speeches, training and conducting consultancy, Paul is now a gone freelance and continues to raise the profile of autism at every opportunity. 

Having done much research, he is keen to explain the differences between Asperger’s Syndrome & Autism using Autism Consultant Donna William’s ‘Fruit Salad’ model. 

Paul firmly believes in retaining the ASD acronym. He says there should not be a negative stigma around the word ‘disorder’. His message is that Autism is a complex mix of ability and disability and every person with autism (and all people) should be a valued member of society.

Light refreshments will be available
 
Register your attendance here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autism-sensory-issues-registration-34353884393

Alternatively, contact Anita Edwards via email - outreach@grangepark.kent.sch.uk to book your place