The Annual General Meeting of Friends of In Touch takes place on Thursday 6 July 2017 at 7.00pm at Y-Zone Youth Centre, Blackberry Drive, Fair Oak, SO50 8RB.
We will be delighted to welcome all parents, members and friends. The meeting will look back at an exciting year for our charity which, of course, included the award of 5-years of Big Lottery funding. This has ensured that we are able to continue to provide support for children and young people with autism through our weekly youth clubs and holiday groups.
We also welcome to the meeting two guest speakers:
- Joe Broughton:
A young man with Asperger syndrome who is going to talk about his experiences. Joe comes from Guernsey and is currently studying Law at the University of Southampton, having already gained a degree in Theology and Religion at the University of Winchester. He is keen to use this opportunity to share with an audience how, far from holding him back, his Aspergers has been an immensely positive thing in his life. He is eager to stress in his talk that education, perseverance and self-belief combined are powerful, and that, coupled with the correct academic and social support, those with Aspergers stand just as good a chance of achieving their life dreams as a neurotypical student.
- Jamie Pratt:
Community Access Project Coordinator from Autism Hampshire. Jamie will be talking about ideas for a social group for young adults based alongside Friends of In Touch, the Serendipity adult groups coordinated by Autism Hampshire and his organisation’s Employment Pathways project for adults on the autism spectrum. The purpose of this employment project is to offer strategies and support methods to help support inactive people into job seeking (and job seekers allowance) and job-seeking people into employment. Autism Hampshire are also working with the South Hampshire Branch of the National Autistic Society and Hampshire Autism Voice on this project.
There will also be refreshments and a raffle.
If you would like to attend, please let us know straight away.