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Six Voices • One Word • Autism

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Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa

Nunstown

Lakes of Killarney

V93 DH59 Killarney

Ireland

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A raw, honest & uplifting account of six different perspectives from autistic individuals, parents & professionals first hand experiences

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I am super excited to announce details of the first event of its kind in this amazing setting in the beautiful 5* Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa overlooking the Lakes of Killarney.

Held in the picturesque Garden Room, a limited number of guests will be our audience as we host this talk in an intimate setting.

Join us as we delve into the topics noone seems to talk about.

  • Being an autistic parent to autistic children
  • Supporting autistic siblings
  • Facing residential care decisions
  • Navigating PDA
  • Dealing with multiple diagnoses in more than one child
  • Living with MS and tackling decisions as a single parent
  • Broaching puberty in non verbal children
  • Juggling anxiety & school refusal
  • Supporting autistic teens in second level and beyond
  • Using creative arts as a therapeutic intervention
  • Marriage and Autism

Six speakers will have an opportunity to talk throughout the day in intervals in a relaxed manner similar to a podcast.

Speakers are - Lenore Good and her 19yr old daughter Shea. Lenore, diagnosed at age 39, is behind the Out in the Sticks with Six blog. She has six children, there are multiple diagnosis within the family. Shea will give her perspective on what it is like to have many autistic siblings and how the family dynamics work. Both Lenore & Shea recently climbed Kilimanjaro to raise funds for many charities including those supporting families of autistic children.

Elaine Healy formerly of the popular Life Upside Down Blog. She will be discussing multiple diagnoses in more than one child and broaching puberty with a non verbal child. She will also talk with Lenore on the topic of marriage and autism, as her husband Brian is newly diagnosed.

Louise Quinn, amazing nurse and parent of two. She will tackle the tough subject of being faced with the decision of placing your child in residential care & the complexities involved, which she has recently had to confront and deal with head on.

Joanne O Connor, author, teacher and therapist. She will discuss supports in second level education and beyond, as her role of ASD coordinator in a very busy secondary school. She has been instrumental in setting up units to accommodate students individual needs. She will also talk about using creative arts as an alternative therapy as a play therapist.

Christine Duff, life coach, recent TED talk speaker on her sons journey with PDA. She will discuss this and also her own journey as a single parent living with MS. Her upbeat positive demeanor is infectious in juggling so many things is amazing.

Following three of the speakers talks, we will have a lunch break for 45mins mid way through the day, where teas/coffees and a selection of sandwiches will be served for all guests in attendance.

We will allow for an hour Q&A with our audience members before we finish up.

Please note - strictly no alcohol permitted for duration of event.

Guests staying overnight are more than welcome to meet us for a drink in the hotel bar from 8-9pm.

Guests can avail of twin/double rooms including breakfast by booking and contacting siobhan.oshea@aghadoeheights.com for best rates available, please mention you are attending the talk. The room cost is separate to the event ticket and would be paid directly to the hotel as any other room booking.

Guests are advised to keep themselves up to date with the ever changing rules & regulations and comply with the hotels safety procedures throughout. Please note we are not responsible for any guest who fails to comply by hospitality regulations which may deny them entrance on the day.

In the event of a cancellation out of our control, an alternative date will be arranged where your original ticket will be valid for entry.

Thankyou for supporting us in our efforts, as we are each passionate to inform people of our experiences, totally unique, in our six different ways x

    
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    Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa

    Nunstown

    Lakes of Killarney

    V93 DH59 Killarney

    Ireland

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    Organiser Lenore Good

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