The ever growing Meeting of Minds group, started by a handful of eastern Borders parents who have children with autism, is attracting the attention of campaigners and experts.
At their next event, in Cafe U, Roxburgh Street, Kelso, on Friday, October 28, at 2pm, former Chelsea and Everton footballer Pat Nevin will be speaking and health and education professionals will be there to give advice to parents, families, carers and teachers.
Pat Nevin is an ambassador for ART (Autism Research Trust), a widely respected campaigner and fundraiser for autism. At the Kelso event he will share his own experiences of autism and talk about how it has effected family life, the lows and highs.
Demand for one to one sessions with the disability experienced dental nurse, education officers and other health professionals is likely to be high and those interested are advised to get in touch ahead of the meeting.
Chairman of Meeting of Minds, Councillor John Greenwell said: “Meeting of Minds was set up to bring together those professional minds that make the decisions about children with complex needs and the minds of the parents that have to live with the decisions made by those professionals in an informal and non-confrontational setting to listen to each other’s concerns and try and resolve issues.”