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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting
PhD: “ and : A Socio-Legal Exploration" Scholar-activist and artist: Not indistinguishable from my peers.
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 19m
Replying to @ElinorMFortune
Well put, Elinor. Thanks!
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Elinor Machen-Fortune 25m
This whole pandemic is difficult and awful for so many people - it’s particularly that bit more difficult to navigate for those of us with neurological conditions. That’s not to say we have it the worst, but it does mean a certain extra level of support would be invaluable 💖
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 47m
Huge thanks!
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The Hive Alliance CIC 1h
As it is World Awareness Week , we would like to highlight the Autistic Mutual Aid Fund set up by & to support Autistic Speakers who will have lost income due to events being cancelled. Please donate or share the link
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 3h
I’m encouraged by the fact that people who would know if there were something to know, don’t know. I don’t think it’s just us missing something. Hopefully the is working on it.
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 17h
Wow! The Autistic Mutual Aid Fund - set up to help advocates who've lost income as a result of currently stands at £910. Just amazing! Huge thanks to all who've donated so far. Can you share, and help us pass the £1000 mark?
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 17h
Replying to @Whovian242 @Autism
I got info from the NAS that helped me access my diagnosis - over 15 years ago. At the time, there wasn't really much other help, and they were useful. I think maybe part of the issue is that the rest of the world has progressed faster than they have?
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 17h
Replying to @Whovian242 @Autism
Agree completely.
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 17h
Replying to @Whovian242 @Autism
Facebook reminded me it's 3 years this week since the protest I organised in Leeds, to raise awareness of the scandal at . I keep hoping we've moved on, but cultural change is what's needed - and that's infuriatingly slow. We can but try!
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 17h
Replying to @Whovian242 @Autism
Yep. I think I've had similar conversations, and I share your concerns. But I want to keep expecting better of people and organisations , and in turn keep calling them out when they fall short of our expectations. Tiring work though, isn't it?
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 18h
Replying to @Whovian242 @Autism
My experience of meeting Caroline Stevens at is that she's open, and very keen to listen - especially to people, and to learn. Would be good if this marked a positive turning point for engagement with the autistic community.
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 18h
That seems to be the case - so registration taking longer than usual. But so far, nothing other than rumour about the social distancing/signature issue for . Hopefully the is working on a plan, and will announce soon.
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 19h
Replying to @HannahPopsy
Sorry. Huge empathy.
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 19h
Can't find any update on website (there's stuff on and , but nothing about dealing with signatures). I've asked people who may know. Will come back to you when I find out anything!
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 19h
A family member's (and supporter's) experience of from first all-Skype hearing in As we adjust to life with we need to ensure that all 'voices' are heard. Heartbreaking that here, such an important hearing "didn't feel like justice"
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Andrea MacLeod 20h
Brilliant cause, please support and share
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 20h
Replying to @Poorboy55 @allyc375
Sorry if you've already tried this - but has your local council set up a shopping service? My OT has put me in touch with ours. DBS-checked worker comes, picks up list and cash from inside your door, and returns with your shopping. I think other councils are doing similar?
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Alex Ruck Keene Mar 29
Public health ‘house arrest’ and capacity
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting 21h
Replying to @TheBullyingDr
Have you recorded your wishes with an Advance Decision, and given each other Lasting Power of Attorney for health and welfare? Vital, in case you lose capacity to make your own decisions. No use relying on "Next of Kin" - they have no decision-making power without LPA.
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Gill Loomes #IAmWriting Mar 28
Ending the day chilling out, listening to Moishe's Bagel. 🎶
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