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

    The April meeting has been cancelled due to the coronavirus emergency


    Tuesday 3rd March 2020

    Speaker: Carol Povey, the National Autistic Society’s Director of the Centre for Autism will give a talk on some interesting findings that came out of some work the NAS has been doing looking at what autistic people's main life challenges are. 

    Please email info@alag.org.uk to book your place to attend this event.



    Tuesday 4th February 2020

    Speaker: Nazia Scott, Joint Commissioning Manager Mental Health, Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group

    Due to strategic changes in the NHS, plans are in progress to remodel the Neurodevelopment Service, which covers Autism and ADHD diagnosis and support services across the 5 North Central London boroughs (Islington, Camden, Haringey, Barnet and Enfield).

    As part of this process, they are committed to engaging with service users, carers and families to ensure the service is fit for purpose.
    Ruby and her colleague will be coming to ALAG to present the model as it is and gain feedback on it. Following the engagement stage they are planning to form a working group with service user representation from each borough to coproduce the service specification.

    To book your place at this meeting, please email info@alag.org.uk


    Tuesday 7th January 2020 

    There will be an open discussion on the topic 'Autism and Health'


                                    

                                                                        

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    Social ALAG

    Due to the coronavirus emergency all social events have been suspended until further notice.



     




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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 creating this calendar of events and we hope you find it as useful as we have. David is happy to receive feedback and suggestions.


    Disclaimer:
    ALAG wishes to make clear that as a charitable organisation, it does not hold or endorse any particular political stance, position or views that pertain to subjects that do not relate to ALAG's work.