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Issue 32

March 2009 Contacts: Shropshire Autonomy Group Sara Heath and

Eric Heath 01743 821363

or autonomyshropshire@

Birthday celebrations We had a fantastic fifth birthday party at the Shrewsbury Town Football Club on February 16th. A total of 68 people came on the evening, including Autonomy members, professionals, councillors, parents/carers and the Mayor, Councillor Anne Chebsey. We had a delicious buffet, birthday cake, tea, coffee, juice and drinks from the bar. John ran the raffle which made ÂŁ87.00.

Social Events

Telford Pub Socials

Monday March 2nd Monday April 6th at the Taverner Severn Gorge, Southwater Way, TF3 4NL (01952) 290404 from 7.30pm.

Shrewsbury Socials

Wednesday March 11th at the Globe pub, Coleham Head SY3 7BJ (01743) 354059 from 7.30pm. Folk music from 9pm. Billiards too!

Tuesday March 24th at the Red Barn, 108 Longden Road, SY3 7HS (01743) 362503 from 7.30 pm.

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Meet in the lounge bar. Free chips!


John selling raffle tickets.

Our musical entertainment was provided by Eric, friends Rob Dunsford and Katie Jennings, and Sam Cooper. Mark Parry read a comic poem and the evening finished on a roll with KaBoom drumming workshop run by Peta Yapp, which was a fun and fitting end to a great evening. WeDesign hopeby that the Steve Coburn next five years will be just as successful.

Tuesday April 14th AMF Bowling, Shrewsbury ÂŁ5.45 each. Meet at 7.30pm for 7.45pm game. Meet in bar. Tuesday April 28th at the Loggerheads, 1 Church Street, SY1 1UG (01743) 355457 from 7.30pm. Meet in the bar. Free sandwiches!

Weekend meetings: Saturday March 28th at 1pm. Saturday April 25th at 1pm. at The Rendevous Cafe, Castle Street, Shrewsbury.

Party pics!

Creativity Competition Danny Beath won second prize for “Children in the Mist” in the National Autistic Society Creativity Competition photographic section and attended a prize winning celebration in London! Well done Danny! More info about the competition is at:


Claire Eccles, Emma Heggenbarth (from Aspire) and Hannah Eccles.

Sophie Crane enjoying the party.





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Eric on Radio Shropshire

Eric and Sara went to talk to Radio Shropshire about Autonomy and Asperger’s syndrome. The recording, played on Eric Smith’s Radio Show early one Saturday morning, was positive about the gifts and skills of people with Asperger’s syndrome.

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Bowled over by success! Well done to Chris B and Sam for getting the two highest scores in bowling last month:


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