Romford Autism Group Support News
A mini ‘Supermarket Sweep’ in Sainsbury’s today 15th November 2019 many fantastic gifts collected for our Christmas Timbuk2 event on 23rd December. A generous donation from Selco Builders Merchants in Romford, thank you Angela Murphy for putting us forward.
RAGS staff with new high quality Polo Shirts kindly donated by Graham Cannon at Regalia World www.regaliaworld.com
Jack Boreham produced this amazing Autism Fact File, we hope you enjoy it as much as us.
Chris Shelton (on left) completed the London Marathon 23rd April 20 mins faster than last time. Well done Chris! There is still time to donate www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ChrisGShelton
A gifted student with Asperger's Syndrome joined us in the office for the day earlier this month to produce some work on ASD for his college course. The finished documentary from Jack Rust - JCAR Media, entitled 'An Autistic Experience' is now available via...
Do You Shop Online?
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for RAGS Havering?
There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!
Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping. You can use the “Start Shopping Here” button below to make this easy.
After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!
There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.
If you wish to make a direct donation to RAGS please contact us via email [email protected] every penny goes directly to supporting our families, we really appreciate your support, thank you.
Thank you for your support.
Autism Friendly Events
Members Only Sessions – Next Session is:
Half Term Fun Mon 17th Feb 2020 £5 per child No need to Book
Parents Drop In Sessions
Please feel free to pop in to the RAGS office anytime between 10.30am – 2pm on Mondays or Wednesdays term time only for a chat and a cuppa, you would be very welcome.
Taunton Hall 90 Taunton Road Harold Hill RM3 7SU
Tel: 01708 564871 Email: [email protected] for more details.
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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…