Adventure Weekend

Dear WDSSG Members

As you may have read in the latest newsletter we are planning to change the format of the “AGM & Family Day” next year (2017) by dividing it into 2 separate events. An AGM & Get together to share experiences in London and secondly an adventure weekend for the young and young at heart like Mark and John.

We have looked at a number of venues and drawn up a short list on which we would love to hear your opinion.

  1. The Calvert Trust Exmoor http://www.calvert-trust.org.uk/exmoor/exmoor

  2. The Bendrigg Trust Cumbria  http://www.bendrigg.org.uk
  3. Hill Top Outdoor Centre Sheringham  http://www.hilltopoutdoorcentre.co.uk/

At present we are planning to go sometime in September when the weather is likely to be good and the water is at its warmest.

Please have a look and let us know what you think, would you come, which would you prefer to go to, do you know of a better venue? Please send your ideas to the committee at committee@wdssg.org.uk .

Unfortunately the group will not be able to sponsor such a meeting so it will have to be self-financed.

Yours

The WDSSG Committee

Christmas Cards

Yes, They Are Back!

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By popular demand, WDSSG Christmas cards are back and will be available in the next few days. At the bargain price of £3.00 plus P&P, all moneys made go to support the aims of the group.
Post and Packing is £2.60 for the first pack +30p for each additional pack.

 

1 Pack   £3           P&P 2.60              Total £5.60

2 Packs £6           P&P 2.60+30       Total £8.90

3 Packs £9           P&P 2.60+60       Total £12.20

4 Packs £12         P&P 2.60+90       Total £15.50

Etc.

 

To order please Email Nicki the group’s secretary secretary@wdssg.org.uk with your Name, address, how many packs you wish to buy and how you wish to pay. Please copy your order to treasurer@wdssg.org.uk

You can pay by:-

  • Bank Transfer (BACS); this is the preferred method as it free to you and the group. Please set the Payment reference to Cards and the number of Packs you are buying e.g.  Cards 3 for 3 packs.
  • Cheque; please send to John Butt, 212 Ashcroft Road Ipswich Suffolk IP1 6AF
  • PayPal; send to treasurer@wdssg.org.uk but you may get charged and we will.

If you have any issues making the payment with this please feel free to contact John Butt the group’s treasurer on treasurer@wdssg.org.uk

 

50% off Proloquo2Go, Proloquo4Text and Keeble!

50% off to celebrate AAC Awareness Month

Did you know that each October the international AAC Awareness Month is celebrated around the world to commemorate and build awareness about Augmentative and Alternative Communication?

Because this is a very special month for our community we will be offering a 50% discount on our apps Proloquo2Go®, Proloquo4Text™ and Keeble™.Gateway to Language & Learning©, the core word vocabulary available through an in-app purchase in Proloquo2Go, will also be discounted.

Another reason to celebrate!

We’re excited to announce that during the AAC Month we will be releasingProloquo2Go in French! The French version of our symbol-based communication app will be live on the App Store on October 5.

3 days of discounts

The 50% discount on these products will be in effect from Wednesday October 5, World Cerebral Palsy Day, until Friday October 7.

Discount on high volume purchases

The discount will also apply to Apple’s Volume Purchase Program for Education making this a great opportunity to buy more and save more!

Share the news

Do you know people who could benefit from these apps? Spread the word about this limited-time discount!

Questions?

We’re here to help. Contact The support team 24/7 at support@assistiveware.com.

 

Source http://www.assistiveware.com/

What is Speechless?

Speechless shockingly overwrites everything you know about people without speech, and introduces their own stories to stage.

It tells the story of 19-year-old Rebecca. Like Kate, our director, she has no speech due to cerebral palsy. However, like many people in the UK and worldwide, Rebecca has no access to a communication aid or other methods of alternative communication. This means that her story, opinions, and devious teenage thoughts remain unspoken.

This production challenges widespread views about disabled people, through the mediums of dark humour, imaginary friends, and disabled criminals (disabled people can be evil too).

Speechless

If you are in any doubt as to why our voices are so important, check out the video below.

New Website

Hello and Welcome to our new website. We are very excited to be able to bring you a much more streamline and integrated website for you to use.

There is also now a direct member sign up area Join us you can download a membership form or complete one online Membership form. Membership is free and you will get early access to our newsletters and free invitations to our family days.

We have also included an area allowing you to donate directly to us via Charity Checkout. We rely solely on donations to keep us running. If you are thinking of doing a sponsored event please think of us.

We really value your feedback. If you need to get in touch with us then please do here Contact us

The WDS Committee

Social Networks

We would like to invite you join us on one of our social networks sites see links below

Facebook Page:- This is our main page where you can find out all the latest news and events for the Worster-Drought Syndrome Support group https://www.facebook.com/wdssg

Facebook Private Discussion Group:- Please contact Vanessa National.Contact@wdssg.org.uk to be invited to this private group on Facebook, where you can meet other parents with children and adults with WDS Vanessa then will send you a link so you can join this group

Twitter:- Follow us on Twitter for all the latest news and topics https://twitter.com/wdssg

The WDS committee