Meet The Trainer
Saturday 28th April, 2018 10am-1pm £35
The workshop begins where you are, what you know and how you can develop a deeper understanding of the autistic personality.
It will explore your role as a counsellor and the importance of autism specific training. Delegates will look at best and worst practices; the counselling environment; making reasonable adjustments; communication.
Working from the basis that everyone is an individual, delegates will examine the human need behind the stereotypes and clinical models often associated with autism and Asperger’s syndrome.
Laurie Morgen is an East Midlands based speaker, trainer and mentor. She has lifelong experience of autism across the spectrum from both personal and professional aspects. Diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome at the age of 44, she found it explained many of her quirks and struggles she faced growing up and into adulthood.
After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 2010, Laurie worked as a mentor with the National Autistic Society at DeMontfort University in Leicester where, among other things, she ran a social group for students with autism spectrum conditions.
She has sat on professional panels, worked with autism researchers across the country, assisted in the development of the ADOS test and taken part in a BBC TV documentary (“Living With Autism”, Horizon, 2014).
She has spoken at the Autism Shows in Manchester and London besides giving talks and running workshops for parents and professionals.
“The diagnosis changed my life completely, and that of my entire family,” she says, “almost straight away, I began working with autism researchers. These are the professionals of tomorrow whose growing understanding of autism will change the outcomes for so many children.”
Laurie draws on her experiences, work and family life to bring inspiration to those with an interest in autism.
Check out Laurie's website
Using lived experience and role play, humour and pathos, Laurie will send attendees away enlivened, invigorated and empowered.
3 hours CPD attendance certificate and refreshments will be provided.