Autism fight

Malvern Gazette: Autism fight Autism fight

SINGER Susan Boyle recently revealed that she has been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome.

Like the many other adults with autism who are diagnosed relatively late in life, Susan said that finally getting a diagnosis was a great source of relief, providing an explanation for years of feeling ‘different’.

But there are practical benefits to diagnosis as well – as they should, in theory, allow people to access all the local help and support they need. Help and support that was promised to them by 2009’s Autism Act – England’s first disability specific piece of legislation.

In the four years since the act was passed, there has been some progress in providing people with autism with what they need but it’s been patchy and many of the some 460,000 adults with autism across England are still waiting.

Susan Boyle’s story has caught the public’s attention and got people talking about autism and the effect that it has on people’s lives. That’s great.

But what we need now is for Government to take notice of the fact that too many people are still waiting for the everyday support they need.

That’s why I hope that people will join me in supporting the National Autistic Society’s Push for Action campaign (autism.org.uk/push).

Together we can work to put the needs of needs of adults with autism front and centre. No one with autism should wait for a diagnosis or for the support they need.

We have a chance to make a huge difference to lives across our area. It must not go to waste.

MS MARIA McCANN Malvern

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2:45pm Sun 12 Jan 14

eileen.eph91@icloud.com says...

I was a visitor Christmas Eve and went to the Priory for midnight Mass. I have been for 3 years now as my friends moved to Malvern 2010. I find the people very friendly and helpful. As I was singing , this lady came in with friends and smiled and shook my hand. After Communion we started singing the last carol and I did the descant in 3rd verse and made up my own in the last verse,(O Come all Ye Faithful) I am a singer, this nice lady after the service embraced me and held my hands, called me the (Golden Voice) her name was Maggie and had a Boutique behind the Priory and to keep in touch. I did try and find her as I wanted to give her my latest recording on cd and give personal details. Eileen 01323 651266 email: eileen.eph91@icloud.
com if anyone knows this lady, could you please bring this request to her attention , thank you! Happy New Year to you all! EPH
I was a visitor Christmas Eve and went to the Priory for midnight Mass. I have been for 3 years now as my friends moved to Malvern 2010. I find the people very friendly and helpful. As I was singing , this lady came in with friends and smiled and shook my hand. After Communion we started singing the last carol and I did the descant in 3rd verse and made up my own in the last verse,(O Come all Ye Faithful) I am a singer, this nice lady after the service embraced me and held my hands, called me the (Golden Voice) her name was Maggie and had a Boutique behind the Priory and to keep in touch. I did try and find her as I wanted to give her my latest recording on cd and give personal details. Eileen 01323 651266 email: eileen.eph91@icloud. com if anyone knows this lady, could you please bring this request to her attention , thank you! Happy New Year to you all! EPH eileen.eph91@icloud.com

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