Featured ALAG members


    Thomas Marston





    Raj Singh Tattal

    Raj Singh Tattal is a remarkable artist. He visited a local school to share some of his hyper-realistic pencil drawings and to talk about his experiences as someone with Asperger's Syndrome. He is also known as the Pen-tacular Artist. Raj also told them about a great support group he belongs to called ALAG.

    Raj told them how he turned his life around after his diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome, about his fixed food habits (he eats baked beans every day) and how he finds it very difficult to be with people. They loved having his pictures in the RE room.

    Raj presented their Arun with a brilliant picture of his hero, Guru Gobind Singh. Raj was surprised to hear that a class are named 'Tattal' in honour of his achievements.


    Raj is currently exhibiting a range of his Sikh drawings at City Hall until 22 April. Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:30pmThe exhibition is on the second floor next to the chambers at: City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London SE1 2AA. 




    Raj presenting a 'thank you' bouquet to his Mum who was delighted to be at the exhibition.



    Raj with ALAG members Joe and Jeremy.


    Alain English

    Alain English - Outside-InAlain was kind enough to recite three of his brilliant poems at our recent ALAG Christmas Social, including the excellent ‘Falling Forward’ - an ALAG favourite!

    Alain has also written a book of poetry titled ‘Outside – In’ Musing on life as an Autistic Poet, which can be purchased from: www.williamcorneliusharrispublishing.com.

    Friends, Ethney, ALAG!  Lend me your eyes!
     

    My next acting gig will be as Mark Anthony in Network Theatre's production of Julius Caesar - https://www.facebook.com/events/207307279620823/.  We play on the 24th - 27th February.  We play in a theatre just outside Waterloo Station on the Jubilee Line.  It can be a bit tricky to find so here is a maplink: Network Theatre - Find Us  Tickets can be bought here - Network Theatre Company event tickets from TicketSource | The Online Box Office System
     

    Hope to see you there,

     
    Alain 




    ASPITALK

    Consultancy Service by Desmond Meldrum
     

    I am available to give talks on my personal experiences as well as general advice in coping with Asperger’s syndrome to organisations and support groups.  I have also written two books on the subject.  Details can be found on

    www.aspitalk.simplesite.com




    An Autumn Poem for Ethney

    by Val Williams-Edwards  

    The journey was long 
    But not long 
    My mind turned inward 
    Yet outward 
    All in one 
     
    Colours of garments long gone 
    And autumn leaves trodden under foot 
    People half in shadow 
    Fireworks revealing shape and form 
    And spectacular moments 
     
    Each year my mind returns 
    To all those walks 
    The russet and the ochre 
    And the bright blue of dawn 
    And fiery sunsets