Date(s) - 24/05/2020
Join us online to hear Paul’s story about growing up and being diagnosed as an adult. In order to ensure availability, Paul will be doing two identical online talks, each split into two 30 minute sessions. The first half will start at 7pm and the second from 8pm commencing a 30 minute interval.
Due to Coronavirus, this talk will be conducted remotely via Zoom™. There will be two opportunities to access this talk, firstly on 24th May and the other on 31st May. Both of these will be the same talk so you need only to participate in one – We will send you the access codes via email. There is no charge to join this meeting, however donations are highly appreciated.
Paul was born premature in 1986 and his Mum thought him to be “deaf and blind”. He was only diagnosed with autism as an adult at the age of 24 and received little support prior to this. Paul will be talking about his life, development, education, employment and friendships he has built on the way and how his various conditions affected his childhood. Paul will be describing the events that led to him being diagnosed with autism and personality disorders and the difference this made to his life. He will also be explaining methods he has developed to mitigate anxiety and sensorial issues.
Paul has released and published 5 books on the subject of autism published by Chipmunka publishing and has contributed to other books too. Having overcome many challenges to achieve the success that he now enjoys, Paul’s message is that Autism is a complex mix of ability and disability. He firmly believes that every Autistic person should have the opportunity to reach their potential and be regarded as a valued member of society.
How to access the talk
You do not need a Zoom login to join a meeting.
1) Download the Zoom app to your device/pc. It is available for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. If you are unable to install the app, you can access Zoom meetings via their website, however certain features may not be available.
2) Click/tap on the join link that we have emailed you. The Zoom app should open and prompt you to join the meeting if it has started. If this doesn’t work, you can manually enter the meeting ID and password into the app/website.
3) If you haven’t used zoom before, you may be prompted to allow access to your microphone and camera – choose yes. You can mute your mic and hide your feed whilst listening if you prefer.
A more in-depth guide can be found here if you are having trouble.