Kirklees Council is holding its fourth annual Kirklees Autism Show. This year the event is being held at the John Smith Stadium on Wednesday, 9 November 2016 from 1pm-5pm.
Last year’s Autism Show was a huge success, with over 400 parents and professionals attending. This year promises to be even better. People visiting the show will find out information on autism services in Kirklees for adults and young people.
The message of the conference is that It’s never too early for people with younger children to start planning ahead.
There will be an opportunity to speak to professionals to find out more about things that are important to people on the autism spectrum, such as employment, transition, housing, leisure activities, diagnosis, activities, education and much more.
Visitors will be put people in touch with organisations that can help them as well as helping to develop a better understanding of autism and help create a more inclusive local community where everyone is valued equally.
There are over 50 stalls including:
- Local autism support groups and other SEN support groups
- Careers and employment advice
- Activity providers
- Further education
- Council and local health services
- West Yorkshire Police
- Housing advice
- Assistive Technology
- National autism charities
- Volunteering opportunities
- Diagnosis information
Cllr Viv Kendrick, Kirklees Cabinet Member for Prevention, Early Intervention and Vulnerable Adults, said : “This event is part of our commitment to early intervention. It’s important that parents of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder are aware of all the support and advice available in Kirklees. For some parents, there may be stalls at the event that could really make a big difference to their lives. For every professional attending the event, they may be able to signpost many, many parents to the help they need. This event is about bringing people together to really make a difference.”
To book a place at the event, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kirklees-autism-show-2016-tickets-28727104543
Visit Kirklees Council’s autism web page at www.kirklees.gov.uk/autism