Thinking Autism are coming to Kent
An Exciting Event for Autism Parents – next stop Maidstone
Maidstone Community Support Centre
39-48 Marsham St, Maidstone ME14 1HH
10am-2pm Tuesday 11 December 2018
We are delighted to announce the ninth in our series of TA Roadshow events, with more to follow throughout the UK soon! Three wonderful professional and parent speakers will be sharing their knowledge, experience, and simple nutritional tools to help improve negative autism behaviours and symptoms and make a positive difference to your child’s health and quality of life. Only £10 including lunch (FREE to TA members or those who join on the day).
Nutrition for Autism (The Bio-Medical Approach)
A nutritious diet is a key element in improving health and behaviour of individuals on the autism spectrum. Appropriate food choices and informed use of supplements can be helpful in addressing such issues as sleep, digestion, mood and behaviour, leading to a better quality of life of people with autism and their families.
Tui Na massage therapy for autism
Leonid Rozman, Tui Na Centre
Tui Na is an oriental massage therapy that has been used since ancient times as a division of traditional Chinese medicine. In addition to being used to address physical problems, regular and targeted massage and touch-therapy in general has been shown to stimulate production of calming hormones and regulate sensory processing. Tui Na massage protocol for autism has been developed by Leonid Rozman through his desire to support his own son’s development and improve his quality of life, and to help address various problems prevalent in autism, such as gut, sleep and digestive issues, and speech and articulation problems. Prior to this Leonid had over thirteen years of experience in Eastern philosophies and bodywork. Tui Na massage is holistic and can be used effectively in combination with behavioural and other therapies for autism. In addition, practicing this massage daily can further strengthen the special bond that parents have with their child, and so reduce parental stress and improve their own wellbeing.
Treating Autism is a Journey—One Family’s Story
A parent will share their family experience of how support and interventions have helped reduce disabling autism-related symptoms for their child. You will get to hear what helped and what didn’t, how best to learn from other parents’ experience and knowledge, and how other parents were crucial in supporting the parents both emotionally and practically on this family’s journey.
There will be tea and coffee with snacks throughout the day. During the last hour we will offer lunch (included in the price, free to members) and there will be an opportunity for chatting informally to our speakers, TA team and other parents.
This event is aimed at parents new to autism and at those with more experience. If you know a family that could benefit from the information, please be sure to share these details with them.
We would like to thank the Big Lottery for funding our charity and enabling us to continue to support our community of parents.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I bring children to the event?
No. The event is aimed at parents and not appropriate for children. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide childcare facilities, nor there is space to accommodate children. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes. However, if someone else is coming instead of you, please let us know by email.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
We will have your name on the door, but please bring the ticket along, if you are able to print it at home. You can also show it to us at the door on your phone screen.
What is the refund policy?
Tickets cancelled no later than three days before the event will be refunded in full. We cannot offer refunds for tickets cancelled on or after 19 May 2018.
I am a Treating Autism member. Why am I required to purchase a ticket?
Treating Autism members need to book their ticket and confirm attendance through the standard booking procedure. We are unable to process reservations in a different way. If you are a member of Treating Autism, you will receive a full refund for your purchased ticket shortly after attending the event. Please note that refunds can only be issued to members who attend the event, or to those who cancel their booking no later than 19 May 2018.
For those who are not members of Treating Autism, there will be an opportunity to join as a member on the day, in which case a full refund will also be issued.
Can tickets be purchased at the door?
Yes, subject to availability. However, booking in advance is recommended, as we cannot guarantee that there will be spaces available at the door.
VENUE: 39-48 Marsham St, Maidstone ME14 1HH
START DATE: December 11th, 2018
END DATE: December 11th, 2018