Minutes of the Fourteenth
Post-Diagnostic Support Group
17th August 2016
Today’s group was attended by 36 people.
Items discussed were:
Linda explained to the group that today would be a more informal, creative session facilitated by Carly’s husband, Scott, with tile designing, colouring in, drawing, doodling and in addition, Calvin would be doing a “Pokémon Go” session in Crewe.
Following this, Linda explained to the group the decision that had been reached as to our next Conference which will not be next year due to existing commitments, conferences already arranged by other organisations and the fact that we don’t yet have a purpose or title for the conference.
We then discussed the Autism Alert Cards and Dream explained to the group the reasons behind creating these which followed on from Elspeth Bromiley’s session on Managing Anxiety which can be found HERE.
Discussion then took place within the group regarding Autism and how it presents in older people. Some members of the group have found it easier to cope with whereas others have found it more difficult.
The topics of the next three month’s were discussed including the September session where David Reiser will be delivering a presentation on “Pathological Demand Avoidance”, Calvin will be delivering his presentation in October on so called “cures” for Autism and Dr Sudharsan is due to attend our December group and will be delivering a presentation on mental health and medication.