Tuesday, 17th January 2017, from 7.00pm
Room FG06, Fusion Building, Bournemouth University, Wallisdown
Welcome Our Host for the evening is Julie Williams.
Refreshments: Available from 7.00pm. Coffee/Tea with biscuits
Voluntary Donations A suggested voluntary donation of £1 per head includes refreshments
(c 7.30pm)
  • Membership. January sees the implementation of a few changes to encourage a sense of community within DAAS and strengthen our voice.
  • A welcome donation has been received in memory of DAAS member Patrick O’Connor. We have ideas on how to use this but would like your input and suggestions.
  • Social Calendar & Social Activities – a welcome proposal from Amy Pickford and dates for the coming weeks
  • 2017 Programme so far. Plus Meeting/event reminders
  • Men’s Group. Now the Ladies Group has got off to a successful start we’d like to see what support there is for a proposed Men’s Group
  • Disability Employment Consultation – aims to close the autism employment gap. Just 32% of autistic people in full or part-time work,(16% F/T) compared to 47% of disabled people and 80% of non-disabled people. You can sign the petition at https://act.autism.org.uk/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=10&ea.campaign.id=56776 Open to 17th Feb.
  • Room set up – Volunteers appreciated to put the room back to rights this evening.
  • Top Tips. Time to share a quick piece of practical advice or information to help with life on the autistic spectrum. Do you have any tips?
Main Event (7.45pm)
  1. Adult Autism Study –We welcome Kate Gough, NHS Research Practitioner, to introduce this project being run from Newcastle Uni.
  2. BU Research project – Rachel Moseley will give a brief up-date
  3. DAAS Quiz. Starting off the New Year with an informal event and a chance to share your knowledge, relax and compare notes with others. There will be small prizes for the winning team. Don’t worry if you don’t have a ready-made team or don’t know anyone yet as small groups can come together on the night. Or you could take part solo. Good Luck.
And finally ..... Time after the Main Event to circulate, chat, seek advice or offer help and generally catch up.
Note for first-timers At DAAS meetings you are welcome to join in and take part but you are also welcome to just listen & observe – whatever is comfortable
Can you help? Many thanks to our volunteers who already help in running DAAS meetings. But we have loads more opportunities such as welcoming newcomers, occasionally co-hosting a meeting, joining the rota for refreshments and Welcome desk tasks etc. Let Diane, Julie or Carole know if you can help or would like to know more.