Workshops for adults with ASC

We run a variety of workshops throughout the year as detailed below. If you would AS Mentoring to run a workshop or training session for your business or community, please contact us at workshops@asmentoring.co.uk

We are currently in the process of scheduling a series of workshops for 2018. We will advertise these on the page below as they are confirmed. Topics will include: Disclosing an ASC Diagnosis to Employers, Interview Skills, Building Self-confidence, Managing Energy Levels, Understanding Your ASC Diagnosis, Recognising and Regulating Emotions, Performance Management, Finding and Keeping Friends.

'Managing anxiety in the workplace'

About: This workshop is for adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition, including Asperger syndrome (a formal diagnosis is not required), who are either in work, or who are preparing to enter into employment. Through a combination of theory, practical activities and discussion we will be exploring the following:

  • How to recognise you are feeling anxious
  • What may be causing your anxiety
  • Short term strategies to manage your anxiety
  • Long term strategies to reduce your anxiety
  • Available support and resources

The workshop is for 6-8 people, snacks and drinks will be provided

AS Mentoring reserves the right to cancel this workshop should it not meet minimum booking numbers

Date & time: Wednesday 11th July 2018, 6-8pm (London) and Wednesday 18th July 2018, 6-8pm (Guildford, Surrey):

Locations: 
London: Workshop will be held at a law firm. Postcode: EC4A (full address will be provided upon booking)
Surrey: The Guildford Institute, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LH

Cost: £25 + VAT/person (£30/person total)

How to book a place: email workshops@asmentoring.co.uk with your full name, name and date of workshop you wish to attend. Please list any reasonable adjustments or adaptations you will require on the day to access the workshop.

'Interview Skills'

About: This workshop is for adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), including Asperger syndrome (a formal diagnosis is not required), who would like to improve their interview skills. Through learning, discussions and practically exercises you will explore:

  • Understanding the expectations of an interview
  • Navigating the interview process including how to prepare and what support you can access
  • How to survive and thrive in an interview situation
  • Disclosing an ASC diagnosis for interviews
  • What reasonable adjustments can you request

There will be the opportunity to do a mock interview with staff from the law firm.

The workshop is for 6-8 people, snacks and drinks will be provided

AS Mentoring reserves the right to cancel this workshop should it not meet minimum booking numbers

Date & time: Further dates for 2018 to be added

Location: The workshop will be held at a law firm. Postcode: EC4A (full address will be provided upon booking)

Cost: £25 + VAT/person (£30/person total)

How to book a place: email workshops@asmentoring.co.uk with your full name, name and date of workshop you wish to attend. Please list any reasonable adjustments or adaptations you will require on the day to access the workshop.

'Understanding my autism diagnosis'

About: A workshop for adults diagnosed with an ASC within the past 12 months* who wish to explore autism on a personal level as well as a medical one. Through a combination of theory, practical and creative activities and discussion we will explore the following:

  • What is autism and how does it actually affect me?
  • Coping with later diagnosis.
  • How and when to disclose to those around you.
  • What autism specific support is out there?

*if you were diagnosed more than 12 months ago- but have never explored or learnt about your diagnosis this workshop could still be suitable for you. If you are unsure, please email us to ask a member of our team if the workshop could be right for you.

The workshop is for 6-8 people, snacks and drinks will be provided

AS Mentoring reserves the right to cancel this workshop should it not meet minimum booking numbers

Date & time: further dates for 2018 to be added

Location: TBC

Cost: £25 + VAT/person (£30/person total)

How to book a place: email workshops@asmentoring.co.uk with your full name, name and date of workshop you wish to attend. Please list any reasonable adjustments or adaptations you will require on the day to access the workshop.

'Disclosing an ASC diagnosis to an employer'

About: This workshop is for adults with an Autism Spectrum Condition, including Asperger's Syndrome, who are either in work, or who are applying/preparing to apply for jobs. Giving you an opportunity to explore this tricky area and providing you with some clear guidance the workshop will cover:

  • Pros and cons of telling an employer/prospective employer about your diagnosis. How do you decide?
  • When to tell an employer and what you might say.
  • What you can expect from your employer, including reasonable adjustments, and what their expectations may be of you.

The workshop is for 6-8 people, snacks and drinks will be provided

AS Mentoring reserves the right to cancel this workshop should it not meet minimum booking numbers

Date & time: Further 2018 to be added

Location: TBC

Cost: £25 + VAT/person (£30/person total)

How to book a place: email workshops@asmentoring.co.uk with your full name, name and date of workshop you wish to attend. Please list any reasonable adjustments or adaptations you will require on the day to access the workshop.