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

Posted by Roseann Connolly on Thursday, 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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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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Time to Care

Posted by Roseann Connolly on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, In : Carers 
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

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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