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Tomorrow at the Neighbourhood Centre De Weide Wereld in Leidsche Rijn there is a workshop for anyone who wants to get more understanding of autism.

The Autism Experience Circuit will deliver Ten concrete tips which will help you on your way towards autism-friendliness! You will need to book this workshop.

Guiding people with autism begins with an understanding of autism. A circuit of ten practical assignments helps you experience the barriers that people with autism can collide against and where their strengths can be. During this workshop you can feel, smell, taste, hear and see how our cognition gives meaning to observations and how this works differently in those with autism.

Concrete tips help you on your way to autism-friendliness!

This is for anyone who wants to get more understanding of autism with the aim to cultivate more understanding for autism and to bring people together around this subject

What will be discussed in this workshop?

Ten DIY assignments with an emphasis on autism-friendliness;

Direct link between assignments and autistic thinking;

Basic tips on how to strive for autism-friendliness in different settings.

What is NOT covered in this workshop?

Diagnosis appointment;

Comprehensive theoretical explanation about autistic thinking;

Case discussions on problem behaviour, eating problems, psychological counselling …

Autism Spectrum Disorder

(ASD) is the name for a range of similar conditions, including Asperger syndrome, that affect a person’s social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour.

In children with ASD, the symptoms are present before three years of age, although a diagnosis can sometimes be made after the age of three.

It’s estimated that about 1 in every 100 people in the Netherlands has ASD. More boys are diagnosed with the condition than girls.

There’s no “cure” for ASD, but speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, educational support, plus a number of other interventions are available to help children and parents.

Check out the Dutch Autism web page for more information.

Photograph RIDC NeuroMat [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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