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Not Enough – NAS New Campaign

Not Enough: our new campaign for better support and services (9 September 2019) Today, we are launching Not Enough, our campaign to demand better support and services for autistic people in England. Ten years on from the Autism Act and

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Does your MP know about the new autism strategy? – NAS

Email your MP  Right now, over two thirds of autistic people in England say they’re not getting the support they need. That means more than 300,000 autistic people are struggling to do things most people take for granted, such as socialising,

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Unlawful discrimination of disabled student – LDT

School forced to reinstate and apologise for unlawful discrimination of disabled student The parents of a pupil living with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and sensory processing difficulties have successfully won a case against their child’s independent prep school, Ashdown House,

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Kaleidoscope Festival 2019

Kaleidoscope Festival 2019 A fun festival celebrating diversity, inclusion and unique abilities. Monday 30 September – Sunday 6 October Many events are free £5 Festival Lanyard Pass available for access to selected shows Check individual events for details As with

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One month to go until Autism Hour – NAS

Sign up to Autism Hour today! There’s just over a month to go until the National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour, and businesses are taking their first autism-friendly steps all over the UK. To make sure this year’s campaign is bigger

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NHS England Update email – learning disability and autism forum

Here is the latest email update for the NHS England Learning Disability and Autism Forum. It tells you about ways you can get involved in our work. We write this update in plain English and we tell you about more

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Mobility Assistance at Cardiff Airport

Autism Champions Following an intensive training programme delivered by the charity Autism Puzzles, the PRM team are now recognised ‘Autism Champions’. Now fully recognised as being ‘autism-aware’, the Airport’s Autism Champions understand the additional challenges faced by those living with autism

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – August 2019

Minutes of the Thirty Eighth Post-Diagnostic Support Group 28th August 2019 46 people attended today’s meeting along with Bertie the pug. Today’s talk was the first part of a presentation on “Social and Personal Relationships” given by Sarah Hendrickx, Autistic

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Support this year’s Autism Hour

Support Autism Hour! Autism Hour is back, and we need your help to make it bigger and better than last year! We had over 11,000 businesses take part in 2018, and many businesses have gone on to make lasting, permanent

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Levy story – Liverpool City Region

First LCR transfer of Apprenticeship Levy funds creates 44 apprentices for autism charity Autism Initiatives, a charity supporting people with autism, is set to benefit from 44 new apprentice care workers, funded by the transfer of £132,000 of unspent Apprenticeship

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ASAN Has Ended Partnership With Sesame Street

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network condemns Sesame Street’s decision to further stigma against autistic children and adults in their new Public Service Announcements.  For several years, ASAN consulted with Sesame Street on their See Amazing project and the development of

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What’s deoxyribonucleotide in sign language? – BBC News

By Hazel Martin – Reporter, BBC Scotland’s The Nine – 21 July 2019 Liam was so frustrated by the lack of signs for scientific words, he created his own Frustrated at the lack of complex scientific terms in British Sign

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – July 2019

Minutes of the Thirty Seventh Post-Diagnostic Support Group 17th July 2019 50 people were in attendance and two assistance dogs. Today’s session was a question and answer session with Linda. Some questions had been received in advance and some were

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Forest College Key Stage 4 information

We have revised our Key Stage 4 programme as we have had lots of requests to run a one day programme instead of the half day originally planned. Please find below our KS4 booklet.   If you want any more

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Avoidance of Workplace Stress Caused to People with Neurodiversity – Survey

SPACE4AUTISM Hi,   I am currently completing my Msc Occupational Safety, Health and Environment and have a keen interest in the autism employment gap. Please see a link below to my dissertation survey to understand the needs of autistic adults

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We have a new employment module for adults and it’s FREE – NAS

Autism Hour returns for 2019 The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour is back! From 5-12 October 2019, businesses all over the UK will be taking the first steps to create an autism-friendly world and your support is vital to make

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Women and girls, PDA and mental health – NAS

Women and girls conference 11 September, Edinburgh Our annual Women and Girls Conference is in Edinburgh this September for the first time. Every year we bring together experts in this field − researchers, practitioners, and autistic women themselves − but

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Questions for our July PDSG?

Our July Post-Diagnostic Support Group meeting on Wednesday 17th will be a “Q & A Session” with Dr. Linda Buchan, Clinical Psychologist and Director of Axia-ASD. This will not only be a chance to catch up with any recent developments

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The Next Axia ASDis 16th October 2019
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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