NEWS and EVENTS

NEWS AND EVENTS - for more details see the News and Events page.

 

Life After School

4th Nov 2017

 

Join us for this one day event where we will be discussing the experiences of young people on the spectrum as they grow up. Looking at issues ranging from going to college or university, employment, social activities and vulnerabilities and the law. Speakers include those on the spectrum and professionals working with young people on the spectrum.

Book here

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Puppet and Mask Drama Workshops

9th & 10th August 2017

 

An opportunity to devise your own play as group using puppetry, masks and drama. It aims to support those with an interest in drama to work together to build new skills both in drama and in social interaction.

Sessions are 10-3 on the 9th and 10th August in Church Walk Parish Rooms, Ulverston. The cost is £20 per session. To book please email Suzanne on info@autuscumbria.co.uk

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Autus Fundraising Night

3rd June 2017

 

Saturday, 3rd June 7pm at Millom Cricket Club! JK as Robbie Williams, top raffle prizes include spa day retreats, Tom Tom satnav, local attraction tickets, champagne teas and much much more!

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Sir John Fisher Foundation Donation

23rd January 2017

 

The team would like to extend a big thank you to the Sir John Fisher Foundation for awarding us some funding which means we are able to continue our Monday night youth group in association with our partner Leonard Cheshire!

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Boxing Club Donation

16th November 2016

 

We want to thank Geoff and his team at Barrow Amateur Boxing Club for the wonderful donation of £1500! We are so grateful for the support and all donations will go to supporting people with autism and their families in the local area!

 

 

18th May 2015 - Autism Talk by Dr Phoebe Caldwell

 

Phoebe Caldwell, an expert practitioner in Intensive

Interaction came to Barrow-in-Furness to share her

insights into autism spectrum disorders. Drawing upon

her own wealth of experience, the experiences of people

on the spectrum and new scientific research, her talk

was a fascinating and engaging exploration

of life on the spectrum.

 

Her most recent book, The Anger Box, explores and

attempts to understand the sensory issues experienced

by those on the spectrum and their neurobiological roots

in an effort to find new ways of alleviating distress. She explores the relationship between pain and external stimuli, visual distortions, sensory overload, environmental and neurological factors implicated in the development of ASD.

 

July & August 2015 - Oaklea Trust Summer Activities

 

Our partner, the Oaklea Trust, are also running a summer activities programme for children with special needs in the Furness area, to download, click the link: Children’s Short Breaks Summer Programme 2015 Furness

10th to 13th August 2016 - Drama Workshops

 

Four exciting workshops we are running in partnership with Julie Jackson, drama specialist. It will be for those aged 8-11 and focus on a minecraft theme!

See here for more information about Julie.

19th September 2016 - Growth Therapy

 

Lovely evening at the Autus garden! We picked (and ate) delicious apples admired the other allotment holders flower-growing skills and found another toad!! Oh and planted onions and hostas and raspberries!

27th October 2016 - Autus Oracle

 

We have something exciting to share with you all! Two of our young people have been working incredibly hard to bring to life a pilot issue of 'The Autus Oracle'!

This was all their own idea. They have written all the content, drawn the pictures and comics, designed the layout and put in hours of work. We are so excited to be sharing it with you all and I'm sure you'll agree that it is fantastic!

A MASSIVE THANK YOU to Mitch and William...enjoy!

https://www.facebook.com/autuscumbria/posts/562304693972477

6th November 2016 -Owl Centre Visit

 

Tonight at the Oaklea/Autus youth group we were very fortunate to have a visit from The Owl Sanctuary. The young people had a great time.

15th November 2016 - Keswick to Barrow

 

We'd like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all of our walkers and runners who were involved in the Keswick to Barrow and Coniston to Barrow this year.. Autus has been awarded an amazing sum of £1675! Thank you to everyone who supported us and donated! It is the support from our local community that is so valued by us all and helps us to continue our work.

16th November 2016 - Boxing Club Donation

 

We want to thank Geoff and his team at Barrow Amateur Boxing Club for the wonderful donation of £1500! We are so grateful for the support and all donations will go to supporting people with autism and their families in the local area!

23rd January 2017 - Sir John Fisher Foundation Donation

 

The team would like to extend a big thank you to the Sir John Fisher Foundation for awarding us some funding which means we are able to continue our Monday night youth group in association with our partner Leonard Cheshire! This is a wonderful opportunity which we are hugely grateful for.

3rd June 2017 - Autus Fundraising Night

 

Saturday, 3rd June 7pm at Millom Cricket Club! JK as Robbie Williams, top raffle prizes include spa day retreats, Tom Tom satnav, local attraction tickets, champagne teas and much much more!

21st May 2017 - Brathay Marathon

 

Stephen Evans is supporting Autus by competing in the Brathay Marathon! For anyone wanting to support us by donating, please follow the link below..

Stephen is working incredibly hard for this so anything you can donate will be greatly received and will help us continue our work supporting young people with autism.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/stephen-evans-585?utm_id=65

4th Nov 2017 - Life After School

 

Join us for this one day event where we will be discussing the experiences of young people on the spectrum as they grow up. Looking at issues ranging from going to college or university, employment, social activities and vulnerabilities and the law. Speakers include those on the spectrum and professionals working with young people on the spectrum. The main speaker is Chris Bonnello, Author and former teacher with Asperger Syndrome, Chris runs the Facebook site: Autistic Not Weird.

 

The event will be of interest to teachers, employers, service providers, parents and young people who are interested in the issues being discussed. In addition to the talks there will be the opportunity for one-to-one discussions.