People invited to take part in The Curly Hair Project

A Pool Academy teacher is inviting people to get involved with an event by The Curly Hair Project later this month.

Rachel Facey, SENDCO at the academy, has sent out information about the event which has been designed for autistic adults, parents and carers or anyone working with autistic adults or autistic children.

It will take place at Exeter Community Centre on Saturday, November 17, and will incorporate topics including anxiety, social energy, sensory processing and emotions.

A poster advertising the event reads: “This event will equip you with a strong, all round knowledge of autism. We use a holistic approach - any strategy implemented is likely to have a significant and beneficial impact on the individual’s life as a whole. With five different streams to choose from attendees can select the material that is most relevant to them.”

The Curly Hair Project (CHP) is an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe. It aims to help those with autism learn to understand themselves and their needs and be able to self-manage. The project work is about acceptance, understanding and empathy for different world experiences.

The event in Exeter will be the first of a new series on Autism Learning Days and Mental Health Days.

For more information or to attend the event visit

Christiana Richardson