Romford Autism Group Support News
Venue: Upminister, Folkes Lane. Wednesday 21st February 2024 Exclusive use of Venue for our Members only. The time will be emailed to our Members that renewed with us for 2024 soon. Keep an eye out for your email.
New Dates for your Diary for our Autumn /Winter MEMBERS ONLY Partyman World Events for 2023. Halloween Party Wednesday 25th October Christmas Party Wednesday 20th December Times to be confirmed by venue and not available yet. We will email our Members when all details...
Wednesday 16th August 2023 5pm-7pm Free for Members The Venue: Partyman World Folkes Farm Folkes Lane Upminster RM14 1TH The Annual Family Membership is £10 and can be paid at Reception with CASH only for those who are no long members or are new to RAGS. RAGS...
A Private Autism Session at the Science Museum. Some of our Members had a great time at the Science Museum last Saturday. Here are some photos that they were happy to share with you all. Hopefully more of you will take up this great opportunity. There are usually 2 a...
The RAGS AGM is on Monday 10th July 2023 at 1.15pm to 2.45pm. Lunch provided. Elections of the Board of Trustees will take place and a Report of the Years Events will be given. Please EMAIL your RSVP to the Office please for numbers attending. All members have been...
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Autism Friendly Events
Partyman World Events
Coffee Morning dates for 2023 at the RAGS Office
Wednesday 11th January 2023
Wednesday 1st February 2023
Other dates will be added nearer the time.
11am to 12.30pm
Please come along for a chat over a cuppa in a relaxed, safe, and secure room. It’s vital for all our mental health mental to have a chat and catchup with a group of like-minded members, who all fully understand the challenges of living with Autism. Plus, we would love to have your input to any ideas you have for RAGS going forward into 2023. For example, at the moment we are planning a Coach Day Trip to the Coast in the Summer Holidays.
We hope to see you then.
The RAGS Trustees
Taunton Hall 90 Taunton Road Harold Hill RM3 7SU
News & Research
People with autism and learning disabilities excel in creative thinking, study shows
A new study showing that people with autism display higher levels of creativity has been welcomed by campaigners, who say it helps debunk a myth about people with learning disabilities. Scientists found that people with the developmental condition were far more likely to come up with unique answers to creative problems despite having traits that can be socially crippling and make it difficult to find jobs. The co-author of the study, Dr Catherine Best from the University of Stirling, said that while the results, from a study of 312 people, were a measure of just one aspect of the creative process, it revealed a link between autistic traits and unusual and original ideas. Read more at the Guardian
Access to Justice for Children with Autism
MAKING IT FAIR FOR CHILD WITNESSES
Our research focuses on how children with and without an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) fare during different stages of a criminal investigation, and how we can elicit the best evidence that we can from these children.
We hope to answer the following questions in the Making it Fair for Child Witnesses study…