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5 minute questions for 1 free Autism Friendly holiday program in Greece

Taking autism friendly holidays to the next level requires your input! Fill in the form and get a 10% discount to your next holidays with A million senses! One of you will win a free autism friendly group holiday program

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NAS Monthly E-newsletter – July 2017

Simple steps to a more autism-friendly world – welcome to The National Autistic Society monthly e-newsletter Share This Post:

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Autistic adults miss out on support across half the UK

News – 6th July 2017 NAS analysis has found individuals are also waiting almost 25 percent longer to get a diagnosis appointment than two years ago. A diagnosis should trigger a social care assessment but the new figures suggest this

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – July 2017

Minutes of the Twenty Second Post-Diagnostic Support Group 5th July 2017 Today’s group was attended by 37 people. Items discussed were: The meeting started with Calvin apologising for the absence of Linda from the group and also why Carly and

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MHT – GPs call for more talking therapies

News – 30th June 2017 Mental Health Today – GPs call for more talking therapies The Royal College of General Practitioners has blamed limited access to talking therapies for a surge in antidepressant use. The NHS prescribed a record number

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Trade in People – LDT

The number of people in inpatient units run by the independent sector is increasing (now 52%) when national government policy is for the opposite to happen, the new report has established. £477 million was spent on keeping just 2,500 people

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NAS Autism Insight newsletter

The National Autistic Society & Network Autism “Autism Insight” – 29 June 2017 Share This Post:

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COMIC Research on FaceBook

We are currently in discussions with the Project Lead of this Research Project regarding identifying Autism in deaf children and are trying to help the with their recruitment process. If you would like to participate please email Helen Phillips. Based

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British Gas Autism Support Survey

British Gas has teamed up with the National Autistic Society to understand the experiences of customers on the autism spectrum. This will help British Gas understand how they might better support customers. In the past two years, British Gas has

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Up for the cup: the autistic teen who can drink again

A father has spoken of his relief after his autistic teenage son finally took a drink from his new beaker. Fourteen-year-old Ben Carter had been drinking from the same blue, two handled beaker Tommee Tippee beaker since he was a

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Liaising with the NAS – Your Voice

We have some parents who are liaising with the National Autistic Society regarding their experience of attending face to face assessments for DWP disability benefit Employment Support Allowance.     They would like to give a voice for other people

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NAS New Online Community

The National Autistic Society – Welcome to our new online Community! Share This Post:

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New quick guide from NICE/SCIE – Children’s to adults’ services transition

As many of you may be aware, Dr. Linda Buchan has provided Consultation to numerous NICE Guidelines.   Linda is a Stakeholder and has been involved specifically with the scope and guidance on the “Transition from children’s to adults’ services

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Autism: The restaurant steak that roared

Laura James is a successful writer, journalist and mother. She’s also autistic. She describes a night out at a restaurant with her husband that should have been a lovely evening for them both. But Laura needs a restaurant to follow

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Axia ASD Celebrate Autism Pride – 2017

Autism Pride Day – Sunday 18th June Axia ASD Ltd celebrated Autism Pride Day on Sunday 18 June 2017 by walking from Northgate Arena through the streets of Chester to Grosvenor Park for a picnic. Over 100 pens and leaflets

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Axia-ASD Update: Speech & Language Assessments

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Autism and Ageing Research

Goldsmiths, University of London researchers working with adults recently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder have found high rates of depression, low employment, and an apparent worsening of some ASD traits as people age. The number of UK adults over 65

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Sussex Innovation Centre research project

Dr Buchan and Elspeth Bromiley were interviewed yesterday by Ben Savill, of the Sussex Innovation Centre regarding a research project.   They were thanked for their contribution (see below) and have asked to be kept informed of updates which we

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