Your more than welcome....I just hope that most of you can make it because its not often I can escape the moor!!! It just so happens that this event is being held when we were going to be around the capital and I would love to meet up with you all.
We will defo be coming to this, sounds like a great day, we are only one hour from London but am ashamed to say we have never taken dd/ds, think this type of event may be a lot more manageable for dd. It would be really good for her to see a positive side to autism too as she is still negative about all the difficulties it causes her, thanks so much Jayzmummy I would never have found out about this (I am really crap at finding out about things like this)
I think its a good thing and the "celebrate" idea is OK in this context, to reach as many people as possible and not make it some downer. But I have expressed my own difficulty in actually being able to go due to DS's challenging behaviour (and I only live 20 mins away!) and that I would still probably find it a stressful event, even though it is autism-friendly and run by the NAS. Someone else at the meeting I was at said that, for those who can go, they can represent all those who can't. On the whole I think its a good thing and something they are trying for the first time, with a view to maybe having more than one and around the country as its also hard for people living far away. I may attempt it.... will wait and see!