Romford Autism Group Support News
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...
We were very honoured this week to be presented with a donation from the Harold Hill Library Knitting Club. These ladies have been busy fundraising for RAGS for the past year, selling their homemade items and raising awareness of Autism in Havering. We are so grateful...
JUMP EVOLUTION …….. THE COOLEST PLACE TO GET HOT
All staff have had autism awareness training through Anna Kennedy Online.
We would like to remind you about the Havering MyLife information website. There is also section on Local Offer which provides details of services and support locally for people with special educational needs and disabilities. This is still being updated so worth...
Cream cakes filled with jam and pots of tea helped raise more than £800 for an autistic charity thanks to a heroic mother’s efforts to raise money. Mary Harvey, from Rainham, invited more than 70 people into her house for an afternoon tea in exchange for donations to...
RAGS member Ben Osborn will be taking part in a 9K run on Saturday 9th July to support our charity. He would be pleased to accept any donation, however large or small, every penny goes to support our families. We wish him all the very best!...
Do you shop on Amazon?
Did you know that whenever you buy anything from Amazon – anything at all – you could be collecting free donations for RAGS Havering?
A lot of you may already use it, and know about its wide range of products, from your weekly grocery shop to a new set of curtains, and its cheap prices – but you can now start giving free donations, at no extra cost.
Search for ‘Romford Autistic Group Support’ (not RAGS) and click ‘Select’.
Now, whenever you need to buy something from Amazon, do it on Amazon Smile, so we can get a free donation!
We recommend bookmarking the Amazon Smile website on your browser, so you can check out quicker.
There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be grateful for your donations.
If you wish to make a direct donation to RAGS please use this link Donate (paypal.com), every penny goes directly to supporting our families, we really appreciate the support, thank you.
Autism Friendly Events
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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…