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Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society (SAAS) receive lottery cash
The 5 year project called changing lives for Autistic spectrum disorder, will support adults on the spectrum, carers and professionals, the funding will enable the charity to recruit two members of staff an helpline officer and and admin officer.
Kevin Healey Chairman said, “this is amazing news for the charity and we are absolutely delighted, we continue to grow from strength to strength putting staffordshire on the map for Autism provision for Adults, the project will help health and social care, teachers to gain a better understanding of ASD, people on the spectrum will have improved mental and emotional well-being, through access to various information, and volunteers will gain increased skills and develop new skills within the charity.
SAAS recently attended Buckingham palace, and met with her Majesty the Queen, and was presented with the Queens award an M.B.E for the charity, she was very impressed with the work that SAAS have been doing over the last 5 years.
The Big Lottery Fund is the largest distributor half of National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The Fund aims to enable others to make real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.
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What an amazing Day i had yesterday it was absolutely amazing start from finish having to be up at 4am, then off to crewe, my really part was Macon way to Earle street, the crowds were amazing, the energy and atmosphere from the crowds was electric, LOCOG the metropolitan police my sponsor Coke were all amazing they couldn’t do enough to make this once in a life time opportunity, i met some amazing other torchbearers who shared there story why they were carrying the Olympic flame, my family and friends, and supporters from my charity were also there BBC look north west, and the school children from Malbank high school gave me an amazing reception when i turned up to my starting point.
Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society receive £24,800 from lloyds TSB foundation for england and wales1
Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society receive £24,800 from lloyds TSB foundation
Staffordshire adults autistic society has been awarded £24,800 for its work helping people on the autism spectrum, with communication skills for Autism Radio UK,
Autism radio UK broadcasts online on www.autismradiouk.co.uk presenters on the spectrum with autism interview, local people invite guests into the studio, have interviews over the, listen again section and plays music online, phone-in’s and also do live outside broadcasts with other community groups and charity’s, and do live link ups to the studio HQ’s in newcastle under lyme.
SAAS founder and chairman Kevin Healey said, “We are delighted that we have been awarded this grant. i launched autism radio UK 17 months ago, we have now produced over 300 shows, and supported hundreds of people, its amazing we have received this grant from lloyds tsb foundation, to recruit a Radio supervisor for the project, the project will help people on the spectrum to gain a new skill in radio broadcasting as well has volunteering, learning news skills in media which could hopefully lead to employment in the future”.
Andrew Robinson Presenter of Autism Radio UK said, “ Autism radio UK has made a difference to my life, its made me more outgoing, and with this funding it will help more people on the spectrum like it has helped me, Now we have this project it will cater for more people
Peter Cunnison project grants manager for the west midlands said, “Having completed our 25th anniversary in 2011, Lloyds TSB Foundation for England & Wales continues with our aim to provide stable funding for the core costs charities need to keep their doors open and services running. The needs of the most disadvantaged has never been more important. It is wonderful to be able to support a charity like Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society. Their work through the radio station has proven to be a great tool in building the confidence and communication skills of adults with Autism.
our charity music videos are now out on iTunes just search in the iTunes store for James Meakin & Martin Finn both priced at £1.89 all proceeds to SAAS
LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 16TH MARCH! both myself and SAAS have been shortlisted for this award, we recently won community charity of the year, we are up for the Queens award this year as well! so its looking vey positive for SAAS! fanatic news! will keep you all updated on what happens!
I’m off too london next friday for a 2 hour meeting with the rest of the other Autism Ambassadors of the national autistic society, then two weeks after that I’m in london at st james palace for the 50TH Anniversary of the National Autistic Society!
One of our new staff members claire phillips will be training new volunteers who have autism/asperger or who have not been diagnosed yet, to present there own mini radio shows, helping and supporting them with there confidence, self esteem, and communication skills training is over a 4 week period in small groups, if you live in staffordshire and interested please get in touch with claire from this thursday onwards tel HQ on 01782 617088
Today we move into our new Charity HQ at old stables court, Queen Street Newcastle Staffs ST5 1ED, we have our own two floors, bathroom, kitchen, head office, helpline, resoursce library with over two hundred books, Downstairs we have Autism Radio UK (Fully kitted out studio which goes back on air this friday!), soon we will upload some photos of the new HQ!
James Meakin “Your Song” cover of Elton John, James who has Asperger, Charity single released November 2011, for Autism Radio (more…)
Martin Finn “When you say nothing at all” Charity music video preview, Charity single Launched in November 2011, for Autism (more…)
(click on above image to make it larger- James left, right Martin Finn)
what an amazing Day its been it all sarted very early this morning with an interview on BBC radio Stoke then off to the studios, we finished around 430pm today, the songs that will be released are (James meakin), elton John cover of your song, and (Martin Finn), cover of Rownan Keatin (when you say nothing at all)
both track’s will be available on iTunes within the next week, and CD’s will be on sale in the next 5 weeks, and I’m sure both will be massive hits, martins mother and father accompanied martin, what amazing parents they are too, martin and james really both enjoyed the day, a big thank you to tom at the studio, and to the film crew, (can’t wait to see all the 240 photos, let alone the two amazing Music videos, most importantly such a BIG THANKYOU to the talented wonderful Martin Finn & James meakin for supporting and giving there time and energy to support such a wonderful Autism Charity Staffs adults Autistic Society & Autism Radio UK (Martin Finn Ambassador for the only Autism Radio station in the UK)
Autism radio UK and SAAS, are pleased to announce before Christmas we will have Martin Finn and James Meakin in the recording studio to release a single each for Autism radio uk and the charity SAAS
Founder of both organisations said,
it’s just amazing we have another few thousand pound coming our way, A very good contact of mine as offered the money, and it’s just amazing it will also give them both a platform in the music industry can’t wait for the songs to be released it will raise more awareness locally and nationally, they will both have a professional photo shoot for the single cover too
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we are now online with our first Autism newsletter if you subscribe you will be updated with lates news and special events for Staffordshire adults autistic society and Autism Radio UK PLEASE Click hear to view our first newsltter and subscribe
Margaret and Patrick Healey today have donated 1000,00 to Staffordshire Adults Autistic society, for the sponsored radio show which Autism Radio UK are doing on the 22nd sept 2011 with autism radio uk presenters a 12 hour sponsored radio show from 10am until 10pm
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well Autism Radio UK alongside Kevin Healey, Andrew Robinson, and Mark Alexander, will be doing a 12 hour marathon show, to raise funds for Autism Radio UK, and staffordshire Adults Autistic Society- it all goes off on the 22nd sept 2011 a 12 hour none stop show with the three presenters, from 10am until 10pm – you can donate on line by clicking hear DONATE NOW
It’s going to be a very long day, but we hope it raises allot f money for the charity, the target is £2000.00
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Are you passionate about Autism if so this volunteer position could be for you, we are looking for parents, care workers, professionals and people on the Autistic Spectrum, you could become one of our featured writers, for Kevin Healey.net currently has over 20,000 hits per month, if you would like to write for us a few postings a week on subjects such has own experience, Apserger, Autism, Mental Health, OCD, etc please email email@example.com to join our team
A very positive meeting today with Jim Cullen Director of Richmond Care Group- Future Partnership working0
Well today i had a really positive meeting with Jim Cullen Director of Richmond Care group, Jim first greeted me and introduced me to his son, then off for a cuppa, then a tour of the establishment, i was very impressed with the determination and dedication from Jim a tour around there new TV studios, editing suite, then off to cafe lite, a cafe which is partly run by people with learning disabilities and they go out to the community to deliver lunch sandwiches etc, i was so impressed with the set up and how the cafe looked ( a lovely cup of coffee and tuna sandwich)- Amazing, then a tour around Regent college,
I have been invited to a special launch date on the 2nd of September which is celebrating the achievement of Richmond mews three decades of care, and there will be a special announcement on the day, which i and Jim are so looking forward to announcing a new partnership working project we will be setting up which will of course help so many people around Stoke on Trent and North Staffordshire, collaborative working partnership with Richmond Care Group and SAAS, I’m so looking forward to getting this very special project off the ground, and its been a very long time coming something so needed in this area for a very long time, so sorry to keep you all in suspense, but keep your eyes pealed to my site and the official charity site for further announcement in September
have a look at the fantastic work jim and his team do Richmond Care Group
MY E-BOOK will launch next week on amazon, kindle and ibooks
In Words – Kevin Healey’s Autobiography
When I was a child I knew my brother and I were different. He was more affected with autism than I. Sometimes in my life I wished we could have changed places or swap bodies. I didn’t want him to be trapped in his own world as much as I wanted to disappear in my own world so many times.
I questioned why Shaun and I are on the autistic spectrum. My parents Margaret and Patrick had their hands full with looking after four children, especially Shaun. My mum and dad had to come into school because of my difficulties and misunderstandings, sometimes I would get frustrated knowing that Shaun had to go to a different school I was aware that Shaun was different. Children used to make fun of him. They called Shaun & I names & I had no friends. I realised that Shaun will have his condition for the rest of his life. I could never interact with Shaun. Growing up was really hard. I thank my mum and my dad for their love regardless of what they went though with me and Shaun.
I am so thankful for my older brother Mark. He had friends and allowed me to play with them. The only friend I had in school was a boy named David. The situation changed in high school. David had to go to different classes and we didn’t spend as much time together as before. My brother Mark never let me down at school. He helped me when I got bullied. Mark got in fights to protect me.
My sister Julie was named after my dad’s mother. My parents had three sons and one daughter. The new situation with a new baby was hard for Shaun. He craved for attention, but my mum had to give their attention to the newborn as well. I got on with my sister very well. When I was a teenager I was still immature like a child. I liked to play with my sister’s friends, even if they were ten years younger then me. I played games with them or hide and seek. Even today, my sister is a big support for me. Julie is so warm hearted and full of understanding for me and my brother’s condition.
Coping with Autism & Aspergers
I always wanted to help other people when i was a child. Even today i feel that there are still people out there without a diagnosis. Some of them might have suicidal thoughts but even if a person is down and depressed he/she should know that there is help. As long as i live i will not let anyone down who is in need of help. If i hadn’t received my diagnoses of Asperger I would have taken a different path. There wouldn’t be Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society, as my diagnosis was the turning point of my life. I always knew that there was something wrong with me. I felt trapped and lonely in a world of my own. Asperger as become apart of my life now, I am now a more positive and mentally stronger person. I am confident to go on a stage and speak in front of hundreds of people. I may be nervous but I have to do this, I feel I am a voice speaking for people with Autism and asperger.
I thank all the people who helped me during the time setting up support for autistic people. But what is a support group without members? I want to take this opportunity to thank each single person for his or her presence in my life. Thank you for sharing your sorrows and concerns, but also your happiness and good moods. I hope we can work together to make a better future for people on the Autistic spectrum.