Moving between different stages of life, such as school, college and work, is especially hard if you find change difficult, as many autistic people do. To help make things easier ICMP Wellbeing Team have organised a day on September 3rd 2019 when you will be able to:
- Meet other students who have completed their courses successfully at ICMP/who are starting this September who may feel the same as you
- Find out where things are and how things work in our building
- Meet your Programme Leader
- Meet different ICMP teams
- Ask any questions you may have
Who is the Transition Day for? The day is aimed especially at students who have told us they are on the autism spectrum. Both students and parents or carers are welcome to attend.
Do I have to talk to anyone? Not at all. We understand that not everyone is comfortable talking to new people or making small talk. If you would like to come to the transition day but not speak, only speak to certain people or at certain times, that is OK. Everyone will be given the opportunity to contribute in a way that is comfortable for them.
Can I bring a supporter with me? Yes – please let us know by Monday 2nd Sept if you are bringing someone with you as we will need to arrange a visitor pass before they can enter the building. We plan to run part of the day as a separate session for parents and carers, so they will get some useful information from the day too.
Who will be at the Transition Day? The Transition Day will be run by Nadia Drews who is a member of the Disability and Wellbeing Team at ICMP and who is the main contact point for students who have told us that they are on the autism spectrum. Simon Phillips, another Disability Adviser, will also be helping, as well as Reem Hagona, one of our Mental Health Advisers.
Please confirm your attendance and that of anyone who you would like to accompany you by contacting us at: email@example.com or by phone on +44 20 7604 2474.