Our Workshops

Held by Paul Isaacs: Autism Training Consultant, Speaker, Trainer and Author

We have some amazing workshops coming up, which will be presented by Paul Isaacs, who is an outstanding training Consultant, Speaker, Trainer and Author:-

  • Wednesday 27th November 2019 – Autism and Mental Health
  • Wednesday 22nd January 2020 – Autism and Employment 
  • Wednesday 29th April 2020 – Autism and Mindfulness
  • Wednesday 15th July 2020 – Autism and the System of Sensing

These will be held at our offices Anna Kennedy Online, Brook House, 54a Cowley Mill Road, Uxbridge UB8 2FX. To book or for any questions, please email  lisa.robins@annakennedyonline.com or telephone contact: Lisa Robins 01895 540187.

Each workshop is £15 and includes lunch and will start at 10.30am and finish at 2pm.
Please see more details of each workshop, this can also be booked online below.

Wednesday 27th November 2019

Autism and Mental Health

Autism and mental health conditions got hand and hand? Why? Is it because of the differing cognitive profiles?

Paul gives a personal insight into his own personal journey with mental health challenges such as exposure anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder.

Psychosis and personality disorders and how they can co-exist and interact with people on the autism spectrum.

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Autism and Employment 

Currently only 16 percent of people on the autism spectrum are in some form of work.

Paul started work at the age of 15 and has worked in many different types of jobs from a shop assistant to a support worker.

From these experiences, trails, errors and from that learnt how to integrate, achieve and have meaningful part to play in society. 

Wednesday 29th April 2020

Autism and Mindfulness

The basic concept of being “mindful” is the ability to switch off and focus in moment and surroundings around you but what could be challenges around people on the autism spectrum accessing the concept and the ability to be mindful?

Paul will look at specific processing issues and strategies that can help and empower people on the autism spectrum. 

 

Wednesday 15th July 2020

Autism and the System of Sensing

She calls this the system of sensing, claiming that most people move on to the system of interpretation which enables them to make sense of the world. In doing so, as well as gaining the means of coping with the world, they lose various abilities which people with autism retain. She goes so far as to suggest that the constraints of space and time do not exist in the same way for autistic people, and that the emotional as well as the physical world is seen and therefore approached in a different way.

Paul Isaacs will expand on the themes of the Donna Williams’ system of sensing from personal, observational and professional observations. looking why some people on the autism spectrum “do” and “act” in a certain way.

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Each workshop is £15 and includes lunch and will empower you and are between 10.30am and 2pm.

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About Paul Isaacs

Paul Isaacs is an autistic trainer, speaker, consultant and blogger. He has co-authored several books including Life through a Kaleidoscope and Living through the Haze.

Paul was branded as a “naughty & difficult child” at school. He was classically autistic and non-verbal due to speech articulation difficulties. He had complex sensory issues and appeared both deaf and blind. He gained functional speech around the age of 7 or 8 years old.

Paul went through the mainstream school system with no additional help or recognition of his autism. Consequently, he did not achieve his academic or his social potential and had very low self-esteem.

At age 11, Paul was referred to the children’s mental health service with childhood depression where he was regarded as “developmentally underage” and having speech problems.

As an adult, Paul had a string of unsuccessful jobs, and his mental health suffered. He developed both Borderline and Schizotypal Personality Disorders in early 2007. He was referred to mental health services and misdiagnosed with “Asperger traits with a complex personality”, which did not satisfy Paul or his family.

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