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Summer 2016 Newsletter

Newsletter for World Autism Week

Mindful Living with Asperger’s Syndrome Event

In February 2016, adults on the autism spectrum, their friends and relatives were invited to attend the free event Mindful Living with Asperger's Syndrome. This event offered the opportunity to hear Chris Mitchell explain mindfulness and explore the relevance of mindfulness practice in helping overcome many of the daily challenges we all face. Attendees were able to participate in a simple mindfulness practice exercise as part of the presentation.

 

Event for adults on the autism spectrum, relatives and professionals

In October 2015, adults on the autism spectrum, relatives and professionals were invited to attend a free event at the Research Beehive, Newcastle University.

The event included the presentation 'Swans, paddling not floating: women, girls and the autism spectrum' by Catriona Stewart as well as a presentation from the ASC-UK team on experiences of setting up the Adult Autism Cohort-UK project.

 

ASD Lifecourse and Ageing Meeting

During 2013, the research team consulted widely with the autism spectrum community, relatives, clinicans and researchers in lifecourse and ageing. These discussions led to a meeting on Autism Spectrum, Lifecourse and Ageing in Newcastle on 12th September 2013.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss research opportunities, and strengthen collaborations, to enable the planning of research that will make a difference to the lives of adults on the autism spectrum and their relatives.

You can read the meeting programme here:

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ASD Lifecourse and Ageing Meeting Programme PDF 360Kb

ASD Lifecourse and Ageing Meeting Programme

You can read the proceedings of the meeting here:

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Proceedings of the 2013 Newcastle meeting on ASD Lifecourse and Ageing PDF 273Kb

Proceedings of the 2013 Newcastle meeting on ASD Lifecourse and Ageing

 

Hidden Half Million Launch

The Hidden Half Million Launch was held at the Royal Society of Medicine in June 2014.

The evening consisted of a series of presentations and members of the the autism community including adults on the autism spectrum, relatives, clinicans and researchers met together to discuss this new programme of research.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkp1B6YXr_w

Growing up and growing old with autism

Autistica, the autism research charity,  funds the Lifecourse and Ageing Programme at Newcastle University. This research study 'Learning about the lives of adults on the autism spectrum' will be the first study in the programme of research.  Here is some information about why this important programmes of work is needed.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGXDiVL6ALA