Proposal for Upmo autism and learning disability service in Gorebridge

Gorebridge Community Cares shared a facebook post to assess local community thoughts on a new service for Gorebridge for young adults with learning disability and autism- here’s the information. There are exciting proposals to bring a young adults with learning difficulties and autism service to Gorebridge, through a group called UpMo. The plans are still to be confirmed, but Gorebridge Community Cares are working with … Continue reading Proposal for Upmo autism and learning disability service in Gorebridge

GIRFEC Coffee Morning by Tailor Ed Foundation – 31st May

This month our coffee morning theme will focus on GIRFEC. The Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach ensures that anyone providing that support puts the child or young person – and their family – at the centre. Our Senior Project Worker, Kate Langer will take parents/carers through what GIRFEC means for children, young people and their families. Our coffee mornings also provide an … Continue reading GIRFEC Coffee Morning by Tailor Ed Foundation – 31st May

mEAT UP June 20th

You asked for brunch, so we’re delivering! After the great success of our first ‘mEAT UP’ in April, Gig Buddies and TEN are proud to announce our next event! Based on feedback from attendees we will be running a brunch event on: Wednesday 20th June – 10:30am-12pm Blacksmiths Forge Dalkeith Midlothian EH22 1DU   ‘mEAT UP’ is an event for people with a learning disability … Continue reading mEAT UP June 20th

What should we focus on next?

Midlothian autism strategy group sounds terribly official but we are a bunch of people who work in Midlothian who care about autism, and what difference we can make by working together. Some of us work in education, social care or health, some of us work in employment support or the arts. We got together because of the strategy whose biggest aim is to create practical … Continue reading What should we focus on next?

Radio 4: ‘A normal….family’ by writer, poet and producer Henry Normal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07m4wyh After twenty years away from poetry, during which he co-wrote The Royle Family and produced Gavin & Stacey, amongst others, Henry Normal returns to Radio 4 for a comic and poetic look at his family life. A Normal Family is centred around Henry’s son, Johnny, who was diagnosed with “mildly severe” autism. Through stand-up and poetry, Henry explores what this means for Johnny, for … Continue reading Radio 4: ‘A normal….family’ by writer, poet and producer Henry Normal

Midlothian autism and other supports

One of the things you told us in the development of the strategy was having an easy way to find out about autism supports in Midlothian. Think of this guide as a ‘work in progress’ rather than a perfect picture. We’ve divided it into adult supports, and children and family supports. Just click on the links. You can download a copy from these links. If … Continue reading Midlothian autism and other supports

My Place, My Perspective

“My Place, My Perspective is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be delivered in partnership by Lothian Autistic Society, The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and Historic Environment Scotland. The project is funded for three years and we, ideally, would like the young people to stay for the duration of the project. Young people should be aged 11-14 at the start of the project. … Continue reading My Place, My Perspective

THURSDAY LIVE: Free performances for adults with learning disability/autism

THURSDAY LIVE is for adults with learning disabilities and if you need support please bring your support staff with you thanks. If you’re new to TLIVE, please let Cherry Road know you’d like to join the fun. THURSDAY LIVE, Thursdays, 2pm-3pm, Cherry Road Resource Centre, Bonnyrigg For more info contact Annabel at Artlink annabel@artlinkedinburgh.co.uk 0131 229 3555 / 07527 332 708 Continue reading THURSDAY LIVE: Free performances for adults with learning disability/autism

Saltersgate School’s ‘The Great Monkey Escape’ animation is revealed

As part of Dalkeith’s Museum’s Corn Exchange community engagement project, pupils from Saltersgate school have been developing an exciting piece of work in response to the story of the escaped monkeys from the Zoo circus in 1933 in Ironmills Park. Using newspaper articles as a starting point, the pupils have been creating drawings and images to illustrate the story and have created a short piece … Continue reading Saltersgate School’s ‘The Great Monkey Escape’ animation is revealed

Dalkeith pupils with autism to design their own youth club

October 2017 A pilot for a new project has been successful for students of Dalkeith High School who have autism to inform the design of their own youth club. A small group of students will work alongside Barnardos staff with experience of running clubs in Edinburgh and Artlink who will provide specialist activity of choice like film editing and animation. The work will focus on … Continue reading Dalkeith pupils with autism to design their own youth club

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

Midlothian Council’s autism strategy ‘Two Trumpets’ was developed from the personal experience of local people, parents and practitioners who spoke about what makes a difference. We want to keep conversations going about what’s available to people living in Midlothian, or happening in Midlothian – so this website will feature current initiatives. If you’d like to share an event, a support or something helpful to share … Continue reading WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

Music and Spoken Word Sessions for Older Adults: starts 24th Oct

Cherry Road’s Golden Group have started a new group which welcomes older adults with learning disability, autism or dementia to joint their stories, poems, news and memories sessions. Anyone who has their own support can join in. It’s free on Tuesdays 11-12, Loanhead Library, The Loanhead Centre, George Avenue, Loanhead EH20 9LA In association with Midlothian Council Libraries. Contact Brenda Smith Brenda.Smith@midlothian.gov.uk 0131 561 5402   Continue reading Music and Spoken Word Sessions for Older Adults: starts 24th Oct

Cygnet – Barnardos Supports for Parents and Siblings

  Barnardo’s Caern Project regularly runs groups open to people living in the Lothians. We provide Barnardo’s Cygnet service is widely recognised for its award winning parenting support programme that is now available to parents of children on the autistic spectrum aged 5-18. The programme is designed to: increase parents understanding of autistic spectrum conditions help parents develop their knowledge on how a child on … Continue reading Cygnet – Barnardos Supports for Parents and Siblings

Fit, Fun ‘n Fab

The project, for women with a learning disability in Midlothian, is looking for women with learning disability who migh be interested in a health and wellbeing exercise group in Midlothian. We ran a pilot in Ladywood Leisure centre, but are interested to hear from you, and find a good place to host it. Would you like to learn about: Activities in your area Keeping Healthy … Continue reading Fit, Fun ‘n Fab