Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – June 2019

Meeting-minutes-pictureMinutes of the Thirty Seventh
Post-Diagnostic Support Group
5th June 2019

Today’s group was attended by 40 people

It was another wonderful group and we were privileged to have the play “The Duck” performed in front of us.

The actress, Lucy was superb and it was also wonderful to have the author of the play, Rhi who at the end of the play, which was much enjoyed by all present, was available to answer questions and take comments. A very interesting discussion ensued amongst group members.

The cake of the month is the Sweet Roll, inspired by The Elder Scrolls .

After the usual break, where people could borrow books, get Autism alert cards, etc., there was further discussion about the play and question and answer sessions with the author.

Linda then introduced those present from Axia and went on to remind people about the North Wales Conference. Tickets are now available on Eventbrite and we suggest if people want to come they book tickets sooner rather than later, as it will be cheaper. Also, if anybody knows of anyone who wants a trade stand, please contact the office on 01244 567656.

Linda went on to talk about some recent media coverage of Autistic individuals including the excellent Panorama programming detailing the most appalling abuse. On a more positive note, at the British Soap awards, the Autistic individual in Hollyoaks, who is played by an Autistic person was nominated for an award, but sadly didn’t win. Also, at MCM London they hosted a first YouTuber panel on Neurodiversity, speaking about the rise of Autism online and being an Autistic YouTuber in a Neurotypical media. Linda said about the conference that we had been on called “The Future is Gold” hosted by Autistic UK and these are an excellent organisation, particularly if anyone is looking for an Advocate. Linda and Sue are going to the Westminster Commission next week in relation to the NHS England 10 year plan.

We are as busy as ever but are still seeing people within 10 weeks.

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3 comments on “Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – June 2019
  1. Dream says:

    I didn’t really know what to expect having a “theatrical production” performed for us, but it turned out to be one of the most profound experiences I’ve had in years!

    It was written wonderfully, and I found I resonated with sooo much of it. Plus it was performed perfectly, kept me totally engaged throughout, and often had me quietly chuckling and tearing up at the same time – absolutely brilliant!

    Many thanks to all involved.

  2. Helen Jones says:

    I totally agree with Dream’s comments about this wonderful play.
    My feeling of awkwardness soon dissipated and I was transfixed by “The Duck”
    You could have heard a pin drop in the room!
    I emailed Rhi afterwards to tell her how much I had enjoyed it and she emailed me straight back.
    I hope we see more of this very talented writer; and of course, more of Lucy, who was excellent.
    Huge thanks to Team Axia for arranging this special performance.

  3. Ronnie Hunt says:

    A very Good Play, Brilliant Acting. Enjoyed very much. One of the Best ever Axia Events I have attended in fact Quite Possibly the Best ever Axia Meeting.

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