Friday 20th  - 2pm (Parish Church)

Richard Maguire (“I Dream in Autism”)

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Richard Maguire of Autism Live Training (and author of I Dream in Autism):

Richard Maguire is in his mid forties and was diagnosed with Asperger‘s syndrome just six years ago.
    Also dyslexic, he grew up knowing he was different but not why. He was criticised for being different and was considered lazy, rude, unsociable, an embarrassment and worse. He was mostly socially excluded by his peers.
He had one or two friends who were a real lifeline and one has remained a lifelong friend.
    Although very intelligent, Richard left school without much to show for it. He went into dead end jobs, the only sort he could get. He found getting on with colleagues hard and did not understand the politics of work. He was bullied and attempted suicide. Eventually, he made a career for himself working with learning disabled people and people with autism. He says: ”I found these people great to work with and somehow very like me. They too had suffered like I had and I understood them. I have done this work for 26 years now and am very good at it."
    Married, with a son, Richard really enjoys socialising with people who live in the autistic culture, where he can remove his shell and be natural‘. He is a trained and experienced speaker with a passion for raising awareness and helping others on the Autism spectrum.
    I Dream In Autism is a collection of writings based on his own life journey and time working with autistic people. It s woven with insight, observations and ways for autistic or learning disabled service users and families living with an autistic sufferer to see inside the syndrome from an autistic point of view. Richard wanted his work to be a useful tool read by normal‘ people as an informed way of how to interact with special individuals.
    Read this book forwards, backwards or in bite-sized chunks to see through the eyes of an 'Aspie' as they are beginning to be affectionately referred to. Understand his obsessive need to repeat intricate details through stories of being bullied, lost, loved and misunderstood. It will change your life.