The  Curly Hair Project

The award winning social enterprise The  Curly Hair Project is holding a relaxed and informative event about Autism in Chippenham on Tuesday 13th February 2018. This day aims to help families, school staff and professionals learn more about Autism, what it feels like to be Autistic, and how to best work together to improve relationships and understanding.
The day starts with a one hour talk, which is ideal for anyone who would like to know more about what life is like for Autistic adults and children, and it provides lots of  really practical support strategies. There are two further talks focusing on Emotions in Autistic people and Ten strategies for Managing Anxiety. The day ends with a workshop discussing how to best support Autistic pupils in primary & secondary education.
North Wiltshire based trainer Helen Eaton makes everything easy to understand, presenting in a warm and accessible way. Alis Rowe’s work brings the challenges of Autism to life through her cartoons and images, and her sensible support strategies are widely recognised and implemented.

It’s easy to book tickets online and people can attend any of the sessions, or save money with an all-day ticket. Older children are welcome to attend with an adult, and the children’s tickets are free (minimum age is 10 years).
As it’s in the half-term break it would be lovely to see whole families attend to learn together. There’s lots of space for everyone to feel comfortable, and drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day.
We don’t ask for personal introductions and so school staff and professionals can attend the sessions with a degree of anonymity if required.
More information and tickets are available here :  and [email protected]

Our regular workshops continue in Corsham during the Spring, and we also run webinars for those unable to attend the workshops –

The Curly Hair Project
The Curly hair Project (CHP) is an award-wining social enterprise founded by author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe.
On behalf of CHP, the speaker Helen Eaton (MSc, PGCE) has appeared on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Wiltshire, and has featured in local newspapers
Helen has extensive experience of Autism within her own family and professionally, and has run over 50 CHP workshops across Wiltshire, Bath, Bristol,  Somerset and Dorset
She gained a Primary teaching qualification in 2012 and has over 20 years of management training experience, working with leading IT companies, banks and public sector organisations.