Asperger London Area Group 

    ALAG runs a monthly support group for adults on the autistic spectrum living in the Greater London area although those from elsewhere are welcome. It is a chance to meet others to talk about common issues and to support and help each other. The first half-hour of the meeting is spent socialising and having refreshments. This is followed by the whole group sitting down together to discuss an agreed topic or to hear from different speakers who offer advice and guidance on issues relating to autism. These topics are planned in advance and any member can suggest a future topic. Some of the topics are listed below.

    The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month in Islington from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Booking in advance for new attendees is essential. There is a small entrance fee of £3 (members) or £5 (non-members) to cover the cost of refreshments, including a vegetarian option.
    To find out more about ALAG or book a place to attend any of the meetings email: info@alag.org.uk                                       


    ALAG Meetings


    Tuesday 4th December 2018

    Festive Season Celebration!


    As the year winds down to a close, we invite you to join us for our annual festive season celebration, featuring The Autism Choir who will provide musical entertainment singing some of our favourite songs to get everyone in the festive mood!

    We welcome back a familiar favourite, the poet Alain English, with his unique style and distinctive poetry we have come to know and love. We will also have another exciting QUIZ by Nick Stone!  

    Throughout 2018 we have supported and advocated for a number
    of individuals and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped
    ALAG throughout the year to provide this much needed support to people on the
    spectrum.

    We look forward to seeing you all for a lovely festive time!

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    Date: Tuesday 6th November 2018

    Speaker: Dr Jason Crabtree, Lead Consultant Psychologist Tower Hamlets

    Topic: Executive Functioning differences and difficulties in Autistic Individuals

    Do you have difficulty deciding what is most important or where you should start on a range of tasks you need to complete? Do you have challenges with executive functioning?  Executive functioning consists of the cognitive skills and abilities that allow us to get started on, progress through and finish activities. It affects planning and organisation, memory, thinking and the ability to manage time. Research shows many autistic people experience difficulties in these areas.

     “I become so absorbed in a task that interests me that I forget about other obligations….”

    Dr Crabtree will be presenting on this topic and exploring strategies to help improve functioning. 

    We look forward to hearing your views and experiences on this subject.

    Do let us know you are coming by emailing info@alag.org.uk

    We look forward to welcoming you all!



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    ALAG Social Evening

    The next ALAG Social Evening will take place on Wedenesday 28th November, 7.00pm at the The Angel, 3 Islington High Street,N1 9LQ two (Note change of venue) two minutes walk from Angel Station (Northern Lines).  As you leave the station it is on the opposite side of the road.  The pub is still in the Wetherspoon chain so the menu and the prices will be the same as the Swan.  There will be no pub evening in December because of Christmas and as from the New Year these evenings will be on the fourth Wednesday of the month as opposed to the last.  Therefore the January meeting will be on the 23rd not the 30th.

    It is an informal evening where ALAG members will have a chance to get to know eachother more by having a natter and noggin.  Food is also available here at reasonable prices.  So please come along.

    Visit to Museum of London

    We hope to run this in the New Year.  Watch this space for details.



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    Calendar of Autism Events

    David Mery has very kindly created an integrated calendar of UK autism related events that may be of interest and relevance to our members. These events can be found on the following web page http://gizmonaut.net/autevents/.

    We would like to thank David for his resourcefulness in coming up with this calendar of events and we hope you find it as useful as we have. David is happy to receive feedback and suggestions.