"This is the first thing I have ever done that is about me, that I understand. I've always felt more like a passenger than a participant in my life."
What Is All About Me?
"Since doing the course I feel that I can acheive more, my outlook on life is different."
'All About Me' is an in-depth, self-awareness and understanding course, which looks at the core elements of autism.
'All About Me' is offered in a range of formats to take into consideration individual need.
Anyone who takes part in the 10-week course will be offered a Speech and Language Therapy assessment (including report), and a Sensory Occupational Therapy assessment (including report) at the end of the course.
The report will provide:
All about Me is an autism specific self-awareness course which runs at AIM House for autistic adults living in Sunderland.
The course is delivered over 10 weeks. At the end of the course, participants are offered the opportunity to have both a Speech and Language assessment and a Sensory Occupational Therapy assessment.
Peer support is available from individuals who have long standing diagnosis of autism. Their support can aid awareness and understanding of autism for newly diagnosed adults. Being aware you are not alone can lessen the isolation autistic people often say that they feel. Friendships can be formed during 'All About Me' which then carry on past the delivery time of the course.
"I just felt like after doing your course and meeting you all, I can do things. You all inspired me to try."
Throughout the course, participants will create their own personal profiles which will include information about their autism that is unique to them. The last two sessions of the course can be utilised to complete personal profiling, and/or identify and work through any personal issues, which may arise during the cours. Participants can retain their personal profiles at the end of the course.
The courses are interchangeably delivered by:
Through a structured framework of discussion, introspection and activities, we investigate core elements of autism and what each might mean to each individual. Participants discover how being autistic may be impacting on their lives, and develop strategies and techniques they can use to better support themselves.