This month we’re looking at a wonderful story from one of our members, our Insights into Autism training, and details on a new group we have set up in Milton Keynes designed to help people understand and process an autism diagnosis.
Member story - Rocking the boat
We couldn’t be prouder of our member Joe, who made this wonderful lifeboat. Joe is a part of The Accessible Workshop and created this vase holder, in memory of his Grandad.
The RNLI is a charity that Joe’s Grandad supported for many years. When he died, the family donated the money collected in his memory to the RNLI. They, in turn, put his name on a brand new Shannon Class All Weather Lifeboat. That Lifeboat is numbered RNLI 13 – 46, named The Duke of Edinburgh, and is now stationed at Wells-Next-The-Sea in Norfolk.
You can find out more about the process Joe went through to create the boat. It really is a fantastic story.
Our services - Insights into Autism
Our training programme has been used by a wide range of organisations over the least year. We use trainers with lived experience of autism who provide useful insights and answer any questions that cause misunderstanding.
Their training supports you to avoid unintentional barriers to autistic people accessing your workplace. If you’d like to make sure your organisation is both forward-thinking and truly diverse, then Insights into Autism can help you do just that.
But you don’t just need to take our word for it. Here’s some amazing feedback we received just recently
“I found the Autism Insights course extremely useful and informative. The session was really engaging and both trainers were really knowledgeable. It was incredibly valuable having Nicola on Teams for the session too, as having that lived experience input was very helpful. It was especially important to hear her own personal story of living with autism to gain a better understanding. I have been to a few autism training sessions throughout my working life and that was by far the best one I’ve been to."
Jemma Wightman, MK Rethink
You can find out more by downloading our brochure below
A new group for Milton Keynes - My Autistic Self
Being diagnosed as autistic later in life can be overwhelming, as it can be difficult to fully understand your diagnosis. Our new group in Milton Keynes aims to help people understand and process a diagnosis.
The group is free to attend. Each group lasts two hours and take place in the morning from 10am, and in the afternoon from 1.30pm. The groups will begin on Friday 6th October, at Cornerstone Church 300 Saxon Gate West, Central Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes MK9 2ES.
To find out more and to register to attend just follow the link below to our website.
We are recruiting - Come and be the difference
If you're looking for a change in career then Talkback could be exactly what you're looking for. We are recruiting for Project Workers. But don't worry If your background isn't in social care. Because your skills and knowledge could be key in helping our members. And we'll provide you with the training you need.
Working with autistic people and those with learning disabilities, we aim to ensure they can live as independently as they want and enjoy a full life with positive relationships and acceptance in the community.
We do this by providing access to education and life skills, helping them discover hidden talents and providing employment opportunities in the community.
You can find out more about us and the roles we have by following the link below.