UTC Reading hosts supportive autism event
Last week, UTC Reading hosted an informative and supportive evening for people with an interest in autism.
The event was introduced by Caroline Hearst, an autism trainer who offers consultations and runs support groups and programmes for autistic adults. Caroline has qualifications in art psychotherapy, librarianship and teaching adults. She was on hand at the UTC Reading event to offer advice and support to parents.
Other speakers included James Cody, an employee of one of our local engineering partners, and Nicola Holloway, parent of a UTC Reading student. James is himself autistic and delivered an inspiring talk about how autism has made him successful in his career, as well as coping strategies that he has developed to make the most of his skills.
Attendees had the opportunity to share experiences, strategies and contacts and the evening provided the chance for them to support and encourage each other. Thank you to all who took part in the event, including The National Autistic Society for providing documentation. We hope all attendees found the evening useful.