Earlier this week I attended the Carers UK summit which was very interesting. There were lively debates and voting on many topics. Phil Hope MP, Minister for Carers gave a great speech. Because he has some first hand experience of caring he knows many of our issues. He is very new in his job so hopefully very enthusiastic. He urged us all to email our MP’s so to keep our views on the political agenda. Carers UK do some excellent campaigning and influence many policy makers. And is free to join.
There was a wall where we could put up our thoughts.
Whilst in London I also took the opportunity to visit Stephen Wiltshire’s gallery. I’ve seen his pictures on TV and on his website, but it was great to see his drawings in person. He is very talented. I treated myself to 3 of his prints (well post cards as couldn’t afford the originals!) Stephen also sent me this photo to my on my Faces of Autism blog which you may have seen.
So a great day in London, but I did miss not having C with me on the packed commuter trains as people give us a wide birth!
Id also like to mention my dear friend DJ Kirkby (who I had the great pleasure of meeting a few weeks ago). DJ was diagnosed Asperger earlier this year (by the same person who diagnosed C!) and has written a book which comes on sale soon - so a great idea for a Christmas present! Tickets are on sale for what sounds like an exciting book launch. I am hoping to travel down with the beautiful Halo - your welcome to join us!
And Kev at LeftbrainRightBrain has launched a new website called Autism Myths - its worth checking out.