Promoting Acceptance and Raising Awareness

March 14, 2017

It's important to promote acceptance and raise awareness of autism everywhere and on the 29th of March Hounslow will be doing its bit.

Hounslow Council is hosting an event in support of National Autism Awareness Week to help people find out about information and support available to them in Hounslow.

 

We will be holding the event on Wednesday 29th March 2017.

 

The outline of the day will be :

 

09.00 – 10.00  -    Provider stall set up

From    10.00  -    Registration for guests

10.00 – 12.00  -    Market stalls and guest speaker Andrew Carpenter who will also facilitate a Q&A session on how sensory impairment affects the lives of people with autism.

 

 

Well-Being Networks

March 5, 2017


What Are Well-being Networks?

The term was coined in a research study done by the MPin Foundation between 2011 and 2013 in the South West of England and in one London Borough. A ‘wellbeing network’ describes the current connections in peoples’ lives not only through their social networks of friends, family, acquaintances, practitioners and colleagues, but also their connection to places they regularly visit and the activities they routinely do. 

Importantly, they are the connections that ...

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Watch Out Hounslow Autism Acceptance and Awareness

March 5, 2017


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Carly Fleischmann is non verbal but has found her voice through Typing!

March 10, 2016
Bulwinder told me about a young autistic woman who is non-verbal but has learnt how to communicate in writing by typing.

This morning I was thinking about my conversation with Bulwinder and the importance of learning to listen and remembered her enthusiastic praise for Carly's writing.

I googled Cary Fleischmann and found that she has indeed found a voice and has found other's to voice her words and amplify her writings.

'We all have a voice we just got to get it out - from your optimistic belie...
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Working Together is Success

March 8, 2016

People, ideas and opportunities are  coming together.  Yesterday Bulwinder told me how she helps her adult daughter stay calm on visits to the doctor.  The adult daughter has severe learning disabilities, is on the autism spectrum and can find visits to unfamiliar places difficult.  Bulwinder has learnt how to work with her daughter over an entire life-time. She 'lisens' to he adult daughter's non-verbal cues.  Over the years they have developed a routine around visits to unfamiliar places.  ...
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4th March 2016 - Monthly Meeting Change

March 4, 2016


Decisions made at last night's Management Meeting:
  • change our name from Adult Autism Hounslow to Autism Hounslow
  • revised the group's constitution to reflect that change
  • welcomed 4 new members to the management committee
Our aims remain the same: to develop networks of support for people on the autism spectrum and carers of people on the autism spectrum.

April is autism acceptance month and 8th April to 12th April is autism awareness week - in preparation for our campaign to promote autism acceptan...
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Time to Care

March 1, 2016
Feeling inspired by 'Carers and The Care Act' Conference which I attended yesterday run in partnership by Our Barn and Hounslow Parent Carers Partnership.

Carer's (that is people who care for a relative, friend or neighbour out of the goodness of their heart) are saving Hounslow Council £48.48 million pounds a year.

That's a staggering amount of money.

The conference provided me with a lot of information, and even more I was inspired by the resolve of the attendees and presenters to work togeth...
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WAAW - World Autism Awareness Week 2nd to 8th April 2016

February 28, 2016


Councillor Steve Curran leader of Hounslow Council is responsible for making sure council services are efficient and respond to the changing needs of residents.  Steve has agreed to have a photo taken with members of the Group on 17th March at the next Cabinet Question time at Chiswick Town Hall, Healthfield Terrace, Turnham Green, Chiswick, W4 4JN. 

Please join us an help raise awareness of adult autism in Hounslow.

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About Me


Roseann Connolly I am optimistic that autistic people of all ages, and their carers living in Hounslow will be able to get the services they need to develop and lead satisfying and rewarding lives free from stigma. I don't know how long this will take. We will work with health and social care professionals to develop our mutual understanding and knowledge of what needs to be done. We will not wait passively for services to be delivered to us but will take an active part in the development and where appropriate delivery of those services.

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