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Welcome to our November E-Newsletter!
Hope Halloween wasn't too harrowing for you, in our houses it was a big event with an even bigger sweet haul. Lots of comments on peoples costumes and how realistic they were or NOT, if you really want the truth on how 'good' your costume is, ask one of our children!
Express News - Our art and sibling groups now have a more permanent home at Tolworth Junior School, set in a lovely classroom. Our thanks to the school for all their support. Please see details below if you would like to register your child.
Book Deal! - We are really excited that our friend and patron John Williams has signed a book deal!! Those of you who have come to our comedy nights and read his blog will know part of John's story. My Son's Not Rainman will be published byMichael O’Mara Books in 2015. It will be dedicated to the memory of Connor Sparrowhawk. A percentage from each book sold will go to Express CIC, and is available for pre-order now here.
If you do not know about the tragic and avoidable death of Connor Sparrowhawk, a young man with autism and epilepsy, affectionately known as Laughing Boy (LB) please do follow the campaign @JusticeforLB and read the draft LB Bill here.
Your comments are always welcome - please click here to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please continue to support us it really does make a difference. You can do your bit by spreading the word, attending events, offering your expertise, and fundraising. Please do get involved.
For further information on our upcoming events you can visit www.expresscic.org.uk.
Annette & Tracey
Our thanks to Chris and Andy who are running the Kingston 10K for express! Please do show your support even a small amount will make a big difference to the services we can provide and help bring the hub that step closer, and as Local Giving are matching all donations up to £10 it's a great way to make your donation go even further. Thank you!
Chris Hayes is raising funds for Express CIC on Localgiving.com!
express Coffee Morning - 3rd Dec 2014
We are delighted that Dean Beadle will be our guest speaker. Dean is an adult with Aspergers Syndrome. He is an experienced journalist, and tours extensively speaking about his experiences with Aspergers.
Dean's story highlights a humorous and moving personal experience of life in education with Aspergers, and proves just how big a difference parents and professionals can make to children on the spectrum.
This is a great way to meet other parents/carers, the team at express and share experiences in a relaxed environment. Our coffee morning spaces always go fast and when we have guest speakers even faster! For further details and to reserve your space please click here
Express Support Groups
Bi monthly (dates via newsletter) at The Rose Theatre 11:00-12:30pm
First Thursday of the month at Surbiton Children's Centre 7:30-9:00pm
Last Tuesday of the month at Moor Lane Centre 1:00-2:30pm
Our friends at The Rise School
Inspiration for life in the mainstream -Frustrated at the lack of state and private-sector options, Charlotte Warner set about setting up a groundbreaking school for autistic children.
What happens during an EHC needs assessment
A useful guide can be found on IPSEAs website, click hereto view.
Help express whilst shopping - it couldn't be easier! Retailers such as Amazon, John Lewis, Argos etc.. registered with the site will donate a % of your spend to your cause at no expense to you! Register with Easyfundraising select Express CIC as your cause and then proceed as usual to do your online shopping via their links. With Christmas fast approaching (sorry but it is...) it could make a real difference to the groups we are able to run and in supporting our efforts to establish the hub. It takes just minutes to set up and you could get your Christmas shopping started early whilst helping us to support young people with autism and their families. Thank you!
Express Yourself provides a space for children on the autism spectrum to interact and connect with others in a fun, supportive environment. The group aims to meet the speciﬁc and unique social and emotional needs of children with autism using creative tools such as drama, puppetry, art, music and storytelling. If you are interested in joining these groups please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Sibs @ Express is a group for children who have a brother or sister with autism to come together, make new friends and have a space to share their feelings. If you are interested in joining these groups please do email us email@example.com for more details.
Countdown to Christmas!
50 DAYS TO GO!
Express CIC - 'creating a hub in the heart of the community, supporting young people with autism and their families, a place for everyone'
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