11. July 2019 - 20:00 till 21:30
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Developing Independance | Christ Church | Thursday, 11. July 2019

Developing independence in children with autism
Speakers: Liz Cooper, Assistant Head (Secondary & FE) of Freemantles School in Woking and Jack Bedford, a student at the School
 Liz and Jack will discuss the importance of planning for and developing independence in autistic children and adolescents from the early years.  The talk will cover:
·     Early childhood, and how the way children are treated then can affect later independence
·     Going to school – what this can mean for independence and how to plan to help children in mainstream school develop greater independence 
·     Teenage years 
·     Relationships
·     Transition to new placements
·     Planning for the future 
·     Problems and vulnerabilities
 
The meeting will start with the NAS Surrey Branch AGM, which takes about 15 minutes.