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Well-Being Networks

Posted by Roseann Connolly on Sunday, March 5, 2017, In : Monthly Update 

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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Working Together is Success

Posted by Roseann Connolly on Tuesday, 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

Posted by Roseann Connolly on Friday, March 4, 2016, In : Monthly Update 

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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WAAW - World Autism Awareness Week 2nd to 8th April 2016

Posted by Roseann Connolly on Sunday, 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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