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September Insights

It's been a busy month for us at Meeting of Minds. With more in-person events taking place we're enjoying getting back out and connecting with all friends and partners.


Here is some of our recent news and valuable insights we wish to share with you.



Hirsel Christmas Fair


Delighted to share that all proceeds from this year's Hirsel Christmas Fair are being donated to Meetings of Minds.


We'd like to send a very big thank you very much to Sally Dunglass and the Hirsel Estate for thinking of MofM.



What is Stimming?


Stimming is short for self-stimulating behaviours. Ambitious about Autism has a great video where their Youth Patron explains what stimming is.


You can watch the video here



FLIPP The Switch 2.0


We wish to recommend this fantastic book, which was shared with us by Jim Taylor. Mastering Executive Function Skills from School to Adult Life for Students who are autistic.



It provides educators with information about executive function skills and evidence-based practices that can be used with students with autism spectrum disorder who experience EF deficits to be more successful in school, at home, in the community, and in the future.


You can find it on Amazon here.



Berwickshire Family Fair


Ann Hill and Susan Benson were representing us at the fair earlier this month.


The Value of Visual Stories


Sadly, the husband of one of our members caught a dose of covid-19. As is nearly always the case, self-isolation plays havoc with family and home routines.


A visual story can help many people understand situations. This was particularly useful when everyone had to isolate themselves at home.