People First Meeting ‘Let’s Talk About the Budget Cuts’ 21 Feb

PEOPLE FIRST (SCOTLAND) People First (Scotland) is a collective advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities.  We are holding themed events for people with learning disabilities in Midlothian to get together to talk about issues that affect them. We would really like to hear from young people with learning disabilities too.  Come along for a cuppa and a biscuit and a chat with other people … Continue reading People First Meeting ‘Let’s Talk About the Budget Cuts’ 21 Feb

Deadline for abstracts Feb 13th for European Autism Conference

http://www.autismeurope-congress2019.com/en/abstract/ AUTHORS GUIDELINES We are now accepting submissions for presentation at the 12th Autism-Europe International Congress.  The Congress is being held on 13-15 September 2019 in Nice, France.  Click here to download authors guidelines SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW! About the Congress Autism-Europe’s international congresses are dedicated to sharing advances in the practical and scientific knowledge of autism to as wide an audience as possible, including … Continue reading Deadline for abstracts Feb 13th for European Autism Conference

Alive and Singing -wellbeing group for care staff

A new singing group for current and retired health and social care workers. Relax, de-stress, have fun and make new connections with each other through song. Songs will be taught by ear in a relaxed and fun environment – no previous experience needed. All welcome! Cairngreen dayroom, Midlothian Community Hospital, Bonnyrigg Tuesdays 5.30 – 7PM  cost £5 Jan 15th, 29th; Feb 26th, March 12th, 26th 2019  ‘I … Continue reading Alive and Singing -wellbeing group for care staff

Life’s Spectrum – Dalkeith songwriter’s song about her son

Dalkeith based songwriter Vicky Haylott wrote and performed a song about her improved perspective on life as a consequence of seeing the world through her son’s eyes. ‘Life’s Spectrum’ was inspired by his unique take on the world and the frustrations around how much he is required to fit into neurotypical expectations. Vicky performed and professionally recorded the song at the Midlothian council autism strategy … Continue reading Life’s Spectrum – Dalkeith songwriter’s song about her son

New comedy show explores social education for kids

“Gongo Learn the Rules!” is a new theatre show inspired by Midlothian Autism Strategy created by Penicuik based Engross Theatre Company. The show is aimed at children or adults with learning disability or autism and uses slapstick comedy and audience participation to explore social routines like meeting and greeting. Young Ben loves everything Sci-Fi, like Star Wars and Star Trek, but his biggest dream of all … Continue reading New comedy show explores social education for kids