Survival Guide Foundations
Welcome to the introduction to the series of workshops that will help you build the skills and tools you need to survive in this "emotive world".
The emphasis of this first workshop, was both to introduce you to the topics that will be discussed, but also to set the foundations that will help you work through some of the workshops later on.
As the video emphasises, there are two main themes that run through our Survival Guide: Confidence and Communication.
These rely heavily on your capacity to know yourself: to be able to honestly and fairly look at yourself without judgment or criticism, to be able to envisage where you want to be, and, perhaps most importantly, to have the courage to ask for help when you need it.
Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at different problems that you have told us about and ways of resolving them – helping us all to cope in an emotive world.
- Week 2 is about self-confidence – do you know how great you are? Here is a link to our worksheet that will help you to identify your own strengths see Worksheets 4 and 5, below). You might find it helpful to complete this before attending the live session on self-confidence.
- Week 3 is about employment and includes a talk from VISA who are a major employer in our town.
- Week 4 is about communication – we will be investigating the various digital platforms that are available and how to use them.
- Week 5 is about relationships – why personal and professional relationships are different. In personal relationships we will be de-mystifying the ‘Me Too’ campaign. We will also have a talk about professional relationships from local employer IBIS Hotels.
- Week 6 is a celebration event where we recognise and reward the achievements we have made. We would like you to invite your family and friends to share this event with us.
Workshop Resources and Materials
Living with high functioning ASD isn’t easy – but you are not alone. Here are some links to short videos from other people living with ASD that you might find helpful.
And here are some links to local support organisations that will be able to help you: