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From the Pathological Demand Avoidance Society (PDA is part of the autism spectrum): A WORKSHOP IN ST AUSTELL ON 25TH JULY
The PDA Society will be running a half day workshop for parents, caters and other interested people in St Austell this summer. We have successfully run these sessions throughout the UK over the last year and feedback has been excellent.
We consciously wanted to run a session in Cornwall as we have had several requests for one; practical logistics meant the only time we could run it was in the summer (one of our facilitators is giving up some of their holiday to run it!).
We have recently run this same session for NAS Swansea and it went so well they have asked us back later in the year.
All details are on this link:
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E.G.M Follow up news
We have some positive news for you and can be more confident about the future of the branch.
Following the EGM which was held on Wednesday July 5th we are pleased to welcome new committee members, and are delighted some established committee members have decided to remain on the committee. This provides us with people with experience and people with new ideas.
Susie Seviour, was voted in as branch chair, and is delighted to be working together with Tigger Pritchard who was voted in as vice chair.
Susie has a family member with autism and both she and Tigger have many years of experience working in t
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AUTISM AWARENESS FUN DAY
27TH AUGUST 2017
FALMOUTH RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB
Following the sucess of last years event, we are delighted to announce the Autism Awareness Fun Day 2017.
This years event will be held at the Falmouth Rugby Football Club and promises to be bigger and better than last year.
We raised £1,200 last year for the National Austistic Society West Cornwall Branch and we are hoping to smash that target this year, with funds, again, being donated to the National Autistic Society West Cornwall Branch and PDA Cornwall
The event will include lots of things to do for the whole family including tombola, raffle, bouncy castles, sports competitions, art competition and fun dog show.
If you would like to get involved in this years fun day by having a stall, donating raffle prizes or being a steward on the day please get in touch via Autism Awareness Events Cornwall Facebook Page.
Looking forward to seeing you there
Some of the committee have been out and about in Truro to provide information to businesses about the Autism Hour in October.
We were delighted with the posiitive response to the National Campaign.
As a branch we will be supporting the campaign to raise awareness of Autism.
If you would like further information on how your business or a business you know can particpate please go to:
The Branch AGM took place in September.
Thank you to the members who attended.
It was a positive meeting and the branch has the start of an evolving and progressive action plan to support the people with Autism and their families in Cornwall.
The branch voted in Susie Seviour as Branch Chair and Tim Owen as Branch Treasurer.
The committee are meeting regularly to continue to monitor plans to support the branch to achieve the outcomes:
If you are interested in becoming a committee member or volunteer please contact us.
1. Branch name change from West Cornwall NAS to NAS Cornwall - Achieved
2. Branch email address to change to NAS Cornwall - Achieved
3. Update website and add a resource page to inform people of other available resources - continually evolving
4. Set up Twitter - Achieved
5. Set up Facebook page - Achieved
6. Drop in sessions to commence 2018
7. Fundraising events to commence to raise awareness of Autism - Event held by Scoobybits Subaru in December 2017
As you can see we have achieved many of our action points and continue to update our objectives for 2018, to be able to support you.
We are currently in the processing of putting our newsletter together.
Visit us again soo to see all we have been up to over the last few months.