The October Meeting


Everyone was welcomed to our October meeting with a special mention of visitor Maureen who we hope will come again to future meetings.

Our speaker was Patricia Coulthard who has worked on the “ All Wales Autism Strategy “ and helped to set up the “ Cardiff & Vale National Autistic Society Support Group “for parents and carers. Patricia, a PhD in Autism and with the aid of slides, provided us with an informative presentation on “Autism- Different Ways of Being”. Children can be seven or more years old before a diagnosis is made and being unable to take multiple instructions, don’t see the world as we do. Patricia brought along Linda whose son is autistic but has just started studying for a Master’s degree. Madeleine presented them with our donation to their support group.

Members have been invited to the Link Carol Service at Dinas Powys at on Dec. 14th at 7 pm. Please give your names at our Nov meeting. Our Christmas meal will be at the Wenvoe Arms on Friday Dec.8th, 12.30 for 1pm and interested members are asked to pay at our next meeting on Nov 2nd, when menus for your selection will be available.

Next meeting Nov. 2nd at the Church Hall sees the return of John Sheen and the title of his talk is “Five Boys and a Pasty”. Visitors are welcome.