Second Thoughts, Learning To Think Differently About The People You Meet: a new initiative for pupils aged 14-18

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Second Thoughts, Learning To Think Differently About The People You Meet: a new initiative for pupils aged 14-18.

Specialisterne NI, an Autism at Work consultancy that specialises in social communication difference, invites pupils with social communication difference such as Autism or Aspergers to take part in Second Thoughts, a new initiative for pupils aged 14-18.

An NI Executive Central Good Relations initiative, ‘Second Thoughts, Learning To Think Differently About The People You Meet‘  brings pupils from different schools together to take part in Lego and social communication workshops. Participants will discover individual skills and career strengths, and learn social communication strategies used by people on the Autistic Spectrum.

By building Lego Robots in small teams, you demonstrate skills in completing a systematic task, as well as skills in self and team management. We then share what we see with you, which can inform participants when considering future job roles. You can find out more about Lego Workshops here:

https://www.specialisterneni.com/about-us/assessment/

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Following the Lego Workshop participants will be invited to a second workshop where a professional actor will role play instances where communication has been challenging. Participants observe the role plays and discuss communication strategies, as well as overcoming attitudinal barriers, which may make relating easier. This workshop will also explore the experience of living in N Ireland and being on the Autistic Spectrum, what is that like. Workshops will take place between September 2017 and March 2018.

Places are limited. To find out how to take part or to invite Second Thoughts to your school, contact sharond@specialisterne.com, mobile 07565 936191

Second Thoughts is funded by the NI Executive as a Central Good Relations initiative.

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