Helen Eaton is an experienced trainer who specialises in neurodiversity. She has written and self-published a comic book – Arna and Ruby – to entertain and inform young people and their parents about autism. For 18 months Helen worked as a trainer for an autism social enterprise. During that time she was a guest on Michael Rosen’s BBC Radio 4 Word of Mouth show, talking about autism and communication. Several members of Helen’s family are autistic, and she recognises several autistic traits in herself.
Arna and Ruby is a 46-page graphic novel. Arna appears sullen, withdrawn and unwilling to make friends. His parents are frustrated as they don’t understand his behaviour. Ruby is bright and vivacious, but at school she hides her true nature in order to fit in. Together they seek to understand autism and make positive changes.
This event will have BSL interpretation provided
Tickets: £3, £12.99 including a copy of Arna and Ruby
Book via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/144458478197/
In partnership with Autistic Nottingham: http://www.autisticnottingham.org/
with Lottery funding from Arts Council England