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Hoffmann's Got Talent
FUNDRAISING   Hoffmann’s Got Talent got underway as planned on Saturday, 15th October 2016 and what a fabulous evening of entertainment it was!  A variety of talented “Acts” took part in this competition ...

15th November 2016 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Hoffmann's Got Talent
Hoffmann Foundation for Autism will be holding a fundraising talent Competition on Saturday, 15th October 2016. The main purpose of this event is to raise money to purchase equipment for a Sensory Room at our newest Supported Living ...

5th July 2016 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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iMiddlesex
Hoffmann are proud to announce that we will now be listed on the iMiddlesex buisness directory.    " The iGroup is a leading UK business directory consisting of 50 local county sites. Our directory was first launched in 2...

10th May 2016 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Hoffmann 2016 AGM
      YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE   ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF HOFFMANN FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM ON WEDNESDAY, 20 JANUARY 2016   6.30 PM SHARP AT   QUARTIC TRAINING GRAHAM SUITE 3rd FLOOR, IRONMONG...

5th January 2016 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Open Day Invitation
OPEN DAY INVITATION For those associated with the care and support of Autistic Adults i.e. professional bodies, doctors, health care workers, social workers, parents, family members, prospective support staff     We ...

17th November 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Open Day
We will be having an open day at our new supported living unit/Head Office on 9th December 2015 from 11am to 4pm.   If you are interested in being a Support Worker with Hoffmann and would like to find out more information please...

10th November 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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We have Moved!
Hoffmann Foundation for Autism are proud to announce that we have moved!   Our head office will now be based in Stanmore on a quiet residential street just a short walk from the town centre. The building, which was once a learning di...

3rd November 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Behavioural Department
What is Applied Behaviour Analysis? Applied behaviour analysis (ABA) isthe process of systematically applying interventions to improve socially significant behaviours to a meaningful degree, and to demonstrate that the interventions employ...

18th August 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Talented People
Stephen Wiltshire Stephen is an extraordinary artist who is able to draw pieces of art by using his photographic memory. This means he is able to look at a landscape just once, then mentally refer to what he had seen, instead of using a ph...

11th August 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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The Undateables
The Undateables is a programme about people with disabilities trying to find love. The show was recommended to me by a dating agency called Stars in the Sky, who organise dates for people with a disability. Betty TV made the programme in or...

21st July 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Artwork
My work on the website is about building through unusual angles, personal projects and social butterflies’ outings. I have used acrylic paints on canvas paper. I set up a website on Tumblr in 2014. The website will tell you the biogra...

21st July 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Hoffmann Newsletter
Hoffmann are proud to bring you the 'Hoffmann Newsletter' which is released once a month. This well thought out booklet includes everything that we have been doing across the month, along with some helpful tips, advise and suggest...

21st July 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Coping with Unforseen Circumstances
Coping with unforeseen circumstance   Traffic Jam: Being stuck in a traffic jam can be a very frustrating thing to put up with. If I had experienced bad traffic using one particular route, then I will try and avoid it next time r...

30th June 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Ways of Communicating
Communication is a very difficult trait for people with Autism, Asperger’s Sydrome and other learning disabilities. Using slang is very difficult. For example, describing something as ‘cool’ means cold; if you ask someone ...

19th May 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteer work is something that tends to be overlooked as an activity which can benefit people with Autism. I can tell you from personal experience that it is one of the best things I have done. I currently Volunteer at the Hoffmann Founda...

12th May 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Psychology of Communicating
I know from personal experience, that people with autism may find it difficult talking to new people or communicating in general. The aim of this article is for me to share some of my own experiences and to provide some helpful tips whi...

5th May 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Personal Art Projects
Personal Art Projects Personal art projects are important for someone with autism because they are a good way to express feelings and emotions. It can be about relationships, friends, conversation, money, finding help, independent living...

14th April 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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First Thursday Galleries
First Thursday Galleries     Continuing from my last article I will again be recommending places where I feel are best for people with Autism. These events/ daytrips are a fantastic way to meet new people and have fun while do...

7th April 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Review of art exhibition
      The Arts and Craft Studios of the Hoffmann Foundation have just held a retrospective exhibition of art work by people with Autism at the Gallery of the Hornsey Library.    The main purpose of the exhibiti...

2nd April 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Thank you to Quiz night sponsors
    The much anticipated "Quiz night" was held on the 6th March 2015 at the Hub in wood green.   This fundrasiing event was a huge success and we could not have done it without you! Hoffmann Foundation for Austism...

31st March 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Disco by Heart n Soul
I would like to talk to you about fantastic opportunities which have been organised by a company called Heart n Soul. I heard about it through my friend who has also got a disability.  Upon hearing about Heart n Soul I had a look on...

31st March 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Quiz night 2015
FUNDRAISING EVENT   The much anticipated “quiz night” took place on Friday, 6th March 2015 at 7.00pm at The Hub in Wood Green.  Six teams turned up with fierce determination to be crowned winners of this prestigious ...

27th March 2015 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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A Review of the Art Exhibition
A Review of the Hoffmann Foundation for Autism’s Exhibition and Competition of paintings and drawings held at Bruce Castle from October to December 2013, by one of the Judges The annual exhibition of paintings from ...

7th January 2014 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Hoffmann's AGM
      THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING   OF   HOFFMANN FOUNDATION FOR AUTISM WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, 20 JANUARY 2014   6.30 PM SHARP AT   QUARTIC TRAINING GRAHAM SUITE 3rd FLOOR, IRONMONGERS&rsquo...

19th December 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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New range of Note and Xmas cards on SALE!
There are 2 designs of Note Cards which are blank inside for your own message and 2 designs of Christmas Cards with a festive message inside.  The designs were created by Hoffmann Service Users.  Please contact Frances at Head Off...

6th December 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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HOFFMANN FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
HOFFMANN FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT SATURDAY, 23 NOVEMBER 2013 GOALS RUISLIP   Snow was forecast, teams were dropping out then dropping back in and the tension was building but nothing could deter from that fact that this competition had ...

26th November 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Portrait of an artist as a young Asperger’s boy
Jim O'Shea, last year’s art exhibition winner, was asked to give a talk at this year’s competition. Below is a short statement from Jim about the experience, along with the insert from a booklet he has created to show the proces...

19th November 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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A lifetime perspective of Autism
  Patricia Howlin, Professor of Clinical Child Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London gave a Stockholm Psychiatry Lecture titled "A lifetime perspective of Autism" on February 13 2013. We feel that it is w...

9th November 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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5-a-side Football Tournament
  Goals in Ruislip have kindly donated 2 Astroturf pitches "free of charge" to enable us to hold a 5-a-side Football Tournament in order to raise money for the ‘Hoffmann Foundation for Autism'. The event will take...

8th November 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Quiz Night (October 2013)
A fun night was had by all who attended the HFA Quiz Night on Friday, 18th October.  We had seven teams consisting of HFA staff and Friends.  The night was extremely competitive but of course there could only be one winner, namely...

29th October 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Social Skills Course
Advanced Social Skills Course:  Anxiety and Social Skills.   The course will aim to facilitate group members to increase their:   Self awareness. Understanding of Anxiety. Understanding of Social Situations and Anxiet...

29th October 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Art Exhibition Account
An Account of the Private View of our Competition and Exhibition at Bruce Castle on Saturday 12th of October 2013.                Over 100 people turned up to see the walls of t...

19th October 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Social Skills Courses!
Social Skills Courses starting November 2013.   Please come and join a Social Skills Course!   We are running two different Social Skills courses. They are designed to be educational and to offer an opportunity to meet ne...

18th October 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Hoffmann through Social Networking
  The ‘Hoffmann Foundation for Autism’ will now be using both ‘Facebook’ and ‘Twitter’ to provide an easier way for people to stay up to date with all things related to the charity. If you already u...

4th September 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Food for thought!
Due to popular demand, Hoffmann has decided to re-release its first cookery book. The book has received some fantastic feedback with the recipes inside being described as "Sensational" and "Truly delicious". Below is an ...

3rd September 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Quiz Night (October 2013)
  We are pleased to announce another fantastic event in order to raise funds for the ‘Hoffmann Foundation for Autism’ and more importantly, have a fun social evening! The event? A Quiz night which will be on Frid...

28th August 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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A Big Thank You to The Sponsors!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors who stood by our side in making the fundraising event a huge success!...

26th June 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Fancy a signed memorabilia !!!
You can buy a raffle ticket and extend your support to Hoffmann Foundation for Autism and have the chance of winning these fantastic prizes! For more information contact Frances on 020 7269 6930 or 07748 792162 Email: om@hfa.org.uk...

8th May 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Positive Feedback...
To the Hoffmann Foundation,I'm emailing to say thank you. I am Dawn Huckle. I came to the Hoffmann Foundation in July for assessment regarding AS. I received my diagnosis in September. I want to say thank you, because I am grateful for quit...

10th April 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Reflections by Jim O'Shea
It took a crisis in my life at the age of 57 to seek a diagnostic assessment  for Asperger’s Syndrome Condition, with my personal and work life falling apart and a several years of suspecting I was somewhere on the spectrum. &nb...

10th April 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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A Mother's Testimonial
" We only came across Hoffmann's a year ago, and were immediately struck by the friendliness, kindness and professionalism of the people working for the organisation. We were lucky to be able to arrange carers from Hoffmann's for our...

10th April 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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My Journey With Asperger’s Syndrome : A Story Told With Paintings
Hi, my name is Aron James Glasser.I have Asperger’s Syndrome,a condition that can make it harder for me to blend into society. Many young people like myself with Asperger’s Syndrome can find getting a job, making friends and so...

19th February 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Prize Competition and Exhibition 2013
Prize Competition and Exhibition 2013 ‘Not everything which falls out of line which is accordingly called abnormal, must automatically by that definition, be inferior’ (Hans Asperger 1938). After a break of one year the Hof...

19th February 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Steel Band Concert - Tickets on Sale for 8th June 2013
Steel Band Concert in aid of Hoffmann Foundation for Autism   Featuring Ebony Steel Band Ladies of Steel Ebony Youth Band   Venue: The Chapel, Royal Foundation of St Katharine 2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS Nearest stati...

30th January 2013 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Life through a lens of ... Aspergers
I was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in my early 40's, after a lifetime of always sensing that there was something very 'wrong' with me.  That elusive something made me feel very abnormal, very different to other people and it set me...

10th August 2012 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Work Placement
The Hub is a day service for adults with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) based in Wood Green, north-east London and we have been providing support to adults with autism and related syndromes for nearly 60 years. We have accepted students ...

1st August 2012 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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HFFA Art Exhibition Review
There is always a sense of privilege, and indeed, excitement to be had from being asked to look at the creative works of people who have spent all or a part of their lives under some disability or other. I was therefore, delighted to be i...

21st May 2012 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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We've got Mail !
" Good afternoon.        I am just getting in touch to let you know what a fantastic job has been done at Hoffmann to bring you to the point you are at now. I am a former employee from over 10 years ago - when I ...

16th April 2012 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Coming Soon: Specialist Transitional Service
Hoffmann Foundation for Autism (HFA) takes pride in announcing the launch of its specialist transitional service : Langham Gardens which is situated in the London Borough of Brent. The property is semi detached and is situated in a quiet re...

22nd March 2012 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Edinburgh Marathon 2012 : Who is running ?
Anthony Donegan has spent the last three years working with adults with Autism. He joined Hoffmann just over 12 months ago and works in our Supported Living and Outreach services. In May 2012, he will be returning to the city where he went ...

21st March 2012 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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HFA Cook Book
Over the next few months, Hoffmann Foundation for Autism (HFA) will be organising a number of events to raise funds for our charity and I hope that you will ALL participate. Our first task will be to produce a “HFA Cookbook” wh...

14th March 2012 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Eric's New Flat
Eric lives in one of our supported living units and has a longstanding relationship with Hoffmann Foundation for Autism for about a decade. In this article, Eric talks about his new flat, his Aspergers condition and his goals for the future...

24th January 2012 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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ART PRIZE 2011 WINNERS ANNOUNCED....
From the 14th to the 27th of November 2011 an exhibition of drawings and paintings was held in the art gallery of the Wood Green Public Library by artists who have been diagnosed with autistic spectrum conditions. Forty artists including...

1st December 2011 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Xmas cards designed by adults with Autism...
Hoffmann Foundation for Autism takes pride in showcasing our Christmas cards designed by adults with Autism on our website. There are 5 cards to a pack and cost £3.95 per pack inclusive of postage. All art work is done by adults with ...

25th November 2011 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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A Day In The Life
Today is Halloween, when we are suppose to frighten each other with spooky tales and scary costumes. For me and many others it is a time to have fun, but for the people I work with, every day can be a terrifying experience. As a support wor...

9th November 2011 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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We Need Volunteers...
My name is Lydia Atubeh (a recent graduate from the University of York - York, England). I am working with a voluntary organization in the USA (www.theaspergerspirit.com) to develop a short documentary on Autism in general and Asperger's in...

10th October 2011 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Prize Competition and Exhibition 2011
The Hoffmann Foundation for Autism International Prize Competition and Exhibition 2011 The Hoffmann Foundation for Autism was founded by Alice Hoffmann de Visme OBE in 1955 as the Noah's Ark Trust, a school for children that statutory s...

2nd October 2011 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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New Website Goes Live...
Hoffmann Foundation for Autism are proud to have launched our very own brand new website! We hope that this new look website will make browsing much more easy, fun and hassle free. With brand new features and areas to our website make sure ...

2nd October 2011 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Interested in a Social Network site?
Hoffmann Foundation for Autism love to bring new exciting ideas and ventures to light to try and improve our services. As you may well have noticed our website has gone through a complete transformation, so we are now looking to constantly ...

1st October 2011 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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Marathon Fundraiser
Anthony Donegan, one of our supported living / outreach staff is running the Edinburgh Marathon in May 2012. Watch this space for more information or register with us to get a nudge about updates news on this website....

1st October 2011 Published by Hoffmann Staff

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