Asperger workshops for NT Partners

£526 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 10 months
Raising money to help fund the much needed support groups and workshops we run. The workshops are aimed at helping the neurotypical partner come to terms with the diagnosis of their partner's Asperger Syndrome, by learning more about the condition, shared experiences with others in a similar situation and offering support, strategies and coping tips as well as rebuilding self care and positive plans for the future.

www.giraffeworkshops.co.uk

Here’s some feedback from previous sessions:

The course is invaluable – especially to those who are new to it all and just can’t cope. The course, together with the advice and further reading has made a difference to me – there is light at the end of the tunnel where before it was just dark!

I am so pleased I read (the) article last year and also the blog on the Giraffe Workshops website. It has been such a relief to realise I am not the only wife (or partner) who has suffered for many years, knowing there was a problem with my partner but not knowing what. When I attended my first workshop it was such an eye-opener to share similar experiences with so many other women.



Having input from an expert with amazing insights that I intend to put into practice – unexpected from the point of view of concentrating on ‘me’! Really enjoyed it.



Good and informative content from the presenters; wise and scientific! Good group support and experience sharing. It’s great! Many thanks.



I would recommend the workshops to anyone who loves their partner yet struggles to know how to live with them. I really appreciated the moral support of others in a similar situation and found it useful to learn what my partner can and can’t do and how to cope better – particularly how to best respond during an argument or a melt-down. It was also refreshing to talk about improving MY welfare rather than just focusing on my partner.

The workshops have been so helpful, to know I’m not alone and meeting like minded people helped me a great deal. The strategies Krish taught us are invaluable not only when living with an ASD partner, but also in dealing with anyone who impacts our lives.

I am a stronger, calmer person nowadays and don’t let the small stuff get to me to much – which is not always easy! The workshops were informative and it was good to meet other partners. They increased my understanding of Asperger’s and acceptance of my situation.

The realisation that I am not alone, not going mad; that there’s a rational explanation for what I’ve been putting up with and that by learning better ways to respond (or not!) I will have a happier life.

It was great meeting other people in a similar situation and to be able to share our stories and concerns. I think Krish is a very patient and considered speaker. Personally it was good to hear that I need not feel so responsible for my husband’s emotions and actions…

It was really comforting to know I am not alone feeling the way I do in my exhausting relationship. Sharing stories with the others in the same situation was a huge weight off my mind. The professional therapy from Krish was invaluable – I’ve already applied some of the coping tips I was given and have seen really positive results at home. Thank you.

It’s been really interesting and worthwhile. Now time to reflect and look after me a bit more.

It was great to meet you all. Just knowing there are women out there who are going through the same helps. I’m not feeling so isolated or feel like I am going mad.
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Trying to raise some funds for these much needed workshops

This is a community interest company (CIC) A
non profit organisation and we can accept financial contributions as part of our income to help run the work the volunteers are doing

Please take a look and if you know anyone or any companies wanting to make donations, then every little bit helps

Thanks in advance and happy new year
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£526 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 23 people in 10 months
Created April 10, 2017
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WM
£20
Wendy Murphy
8 months ago

Good luck Christopher. Hope the sun shines on you. Congratulations on taking on this challenge.

CL
£20
Christine Lewis
8 months ago

Good luck Chris enjoy. Chris & Martin

SJ
£25
Sara Johnstone
8 months ago

Really hope it's not rainy on the day and big good luck for a sore-butt-er of a ride. Egans

VS
£20
Vix Sherliker
8 months ago

Good luck!

MR
£10
Melody Ransome
8 months ago

great cause. All the best for the ride.

CJ
£50
Christine Johnstone
9 months ago

All the best Mum

PV
£10
Paul Vinter
9 months ago

Chapeau!

JS
£20
john ssss
9 months ago

smash it CJ Macintosh...beers July please.Humpington

AJ
£20
Antony Johnson
9 months ago

Best of British, Chris. Hope you get a sore bum.

DH
£25
Dorothy Haslett
9 months ago

Good Luck Chris Don & Dorothy

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