CAERNARFON, Wales: As part of the exciting new EU-funded project DEIS CYFLE (Opportunity in Gaelic and Cymraeg), Autism Cymru and the Irish Society for Autism will be hosting a free awareness-raising evening on 30th November 2009 at The Meifod Country House, Caernarfon, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm.
This free event will give attendess an opportunity to enhance their understanding about Autistic Spectrum Disorder and hear first-hand from an inspirational young man* who has Asperger’s syndrome.
If you would like to attend this unique opportunity, please contact Jennie Thomas on 02920 463263 or email email@example.com.
This event is suitable for anyone who has an interest in ASDs in the Gwynedd and Mon area. (Light Refreshments will be provided.)
*Dean Beadle delivers keynote, motivational and after-dinner speeches at conferences, meetings and training events all over the UK. He speaks about his experiences with Asperger’s syndrome; discussing how he developed from a child considered a “monster” to an A-Grade student. Dean encourages his audiences to see the condition in a much more positive light, through his humorous and poignant anecdotes.
Lynn Plimley has worked with children with Special Educational Needs for the whole of her career. In all but the first two years, this has included children with ASDs. Lynn co-ordinates the three national ASD Forums for teachers working in primary secondary and MLD/SLD schools in Wales. Lynn, with Maggie Bowen, also delivers an LEA wide training package. She is co-editor of the ASD Support Kit published by Sage/PCP Publications. Lynn works full time for Autism Cymru as Head of research and Partnerships and is the Manager of the Deis Cyfle project.