Reading’s FIFTH Autistic Pride!
11 am - 4 pm 30th June 2019,
@ Prospect Park Railway Prospect Park Railway, 82 Bath Road, RG30 2BE
Proud to be joined by
Autistic Pride Reading is now a charity and we are privileged to be celebrating Autistic Pride with you all 5 years on.
So excited to announce the following groups are joining us for Autistic Pride number 5!
In no particular order...
Parenting Special Children
Reading Autistic Families Together
London Irish Foundation
The Forensic Experience
Keep an eye out for amazing performances by Stealth Aspies at 12 noon and 2 pm
“What is autism?” by members of Autistic Pride Reading at 1 pm and 3:15 pm
Draw your own autistic superhero in a workshop led by Charlotte Vicarage at 11:30
Listen to the results of our annual Autistic Poetry competition at 3 pm
And definitely don’t forget the trains, the soft play, inflatables, yoga, animals, slime, water beads and so much more! All welcome, for a fabulous day out to celebrate autistic culture free tickets from here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/readings-autistic-pride-tickets-55507487389
All the below PLUS the result of our FIRST poetry competition. ALL entries will be displayed.
11.am - Doors Open
11.25 am - Welcome to the Event - Rachel Cotton
11.30 am - Ruth Moyse
12.00 noon - Carly Jones MBE
12.30 pm- Jane Osborne
1.00 pm - Charlotte Vicarage
1.30 pm - Brookfield's 6th form
2.00 pm - Results of Poetry Competition and Awards
2.30pm - Adults talking circle facilitated by Jane Osborne. Feel free to bring along examples of your own writing, interests etc to discuss. This will be held outside behind the quiet tent.
4.00 pm - finish.
In the mean time, don't forget to ride the trains, visit all the stalls, do crafts (slime and water beads this year), visit the bouncy castle and silent disco dome, visit the Xbox tent (we may do time slots for this depending on demand), Swings and Smile sensory play - or just take a break in our quiet tent.
Free tickets available here:
Hi all! I have been granted some money by Burghfield Residents Association to set up a bi-monthly group for autistic families (families with one or more member on the autistic spectrum) at Burghfield Village Hall. The group will feature soft play and sensory equipment from Swings and Smiles in Newbury, plus a games room with lego, pokemon, crafts etc. We will have use of a kitchen to make drinks and will provide cakes. The group is for families to meet and chat, all parents/carer's remain responsible for their children at all time as this not meant as a short break type club. I'm setting it up as I feel many autistic families miss out on the same opportunities to socialise with other families as our children don't always "click" at school with friends and peers. I feel for autistic families the best support and friendships come from other autistic families whose children share similar interests and quirks to our own. Keep in touch for more details.