'ASC and the Family'
Jan - Feb 2017
Diarmuid Heffernan & Kirsten Hurley
- with additional session delivered by guest facilitator Jennifer Dennehy (Senior Occupational Therapist) from the Stepping Ahead Clinic.
"ASC's Family Workshop Course on Autism is fantastic. This experience was of huge benefit to me in so many ways; from having access to passionate and extremely knowledgeable experts in the area of Autism who offer incredibly realistic and practical advice and information, to gaining new insights into research being conducted and available programmes I wouldn't have encountered otherwise, to exploring and learning tools, understanding, information and perspectives in managing the family dynamic in a safe, open, interactive and confidential way, to meeting with others(the ASC Consultants and other attendees) who just get it, who get and share the unique joys and challenges of caring for a child with autism. I found this course of great support to me, and I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is involved in the care of an individual on the Autism spectrum."
- Sarah O'Sullivan
"Thanks Kirsten and Diarmuid for the workshop, I really found it a great help in some many ways and especially with a view to the future and what needs to be done now to prepare for that. There is a great tendency to get caught up in the day to day challenges with ASD but it is so important that we step back and develop that vision for the future. I'm even a convert to OT after last night's session!"
Hilary, mother to a 9 year old boy with autism
& Family Support Work