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NAS – Our new mission for autism

We’ll be making a change… Autistic people and family members have told us they want us to be clearer about what we stand for and what we do. Following feedback from lots of you, we’ve changed how we describe what

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NHS London meeting 2018

Learning disability and autism – 10 year planning meeting 10.30 till 3.00pm September 18th 2018 Holiday Inn, London Regents Park, Carburton Street, London, W1W 5EE Hello, NHS England and Learning Disability England would like to thank you for attending Learning

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‘Make shopping autism friendly’ – LDT

News, 10 September 2018   There are around 700,000 autistic people in the UK, as well as three million family members and carers. The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour campaign, supported by toy retailer The Entertainer, is creating a week

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Choosing a school in Wales – NAS

Many parents of children on the autism spectrum have difficulties finding the right school. They can also be faced with making the decision about whether a mainstream or special school is best for their child.  The reasons for these difficulties can be:

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Autism Injustice to Meet Theresa May MP

We would like to remind people that if they have accessed our services, they are entitled to an Autism alert card available here. Emma Trevett started this petition to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative

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Act on allegations of Fabricated or Induced Illness being used as a bullying tactic by professionals on parents of children with autism

Zoe Thompson started this petition to Chief Executive, NAS Mark Lever and 1 other We the undersigned note the dramatic increase in the use in the UK by professionals such as Social Workers, Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, staff in

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Risk markers for suicidality in autistic adults

Molecular Autism   2018 9:42      © The Author(s). 2018 • Received: 22 February 2018   • Accepted: 22 July 2018   • Published: 31 July 2018 Abstract Background Research has shown high rates of suicidality in autism spectrum conditions

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NHS commences gaming disorder treatment | MHT

NHS commences gaming disorder treatment: when does enthusiasm become addiction? Norman Murray 31 August 2018 The NHS begins treating its first gaming disorder patients this month. From Fortnite to World of Warcraft, Candy Crush to Grand Theft Auto, the biggest

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How can you help? –

Petition update How can you help? J H Devon, United Kingdom 1 Sep 2018 — Many kind people have offered to help Sara Jane Harvey (aka Agony Autie) crowdfund a wheelchair. She is waiting for a power chair from the

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Letter templates for support, complaints and PIP – NAS

Complaints about health or care provision The health and care complaints process can be different for adults and children and according to where you live. Share This Post:

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EHC assessment in England – NAS

Assessment of Education, Health and Care needs in England This information looks at how autistic children and young people might receive support for their special educational needs (SEN) at nursery, school and college Most children’s needs can be met by

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Autism Hour is Back – NAS

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour Last year over 5,000 retailers took part in the world’s first mass participation Autism Hour. We hope that even more retailers take part this year.  Share This Post:

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Post-Diagnostic Support Group Minutes – August 2018

Minutes of the Thirty Second Post-Diagnostic Support Group 29th August 2018 Today’s group was attended by 27 people and 1 Autism dog. Unfortunately, despite Dreams best attempts, as soon as Linda put the microphone in her pocket, it would have

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NAS – We won the fight – can you help us win the war?

Hi Supporter, Breaking news – a better future for autistic pupils thanks to amazing people like you As you know, the National Autistic Society recently intervened in a court case involving an autistic pupil who was excluded from school. We

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Our August PDSG – Note

REMINDER: Our next Post-Diagnostic Support Group takes place on Wednesday 29th August between 12pm and 2pm at the Lifestyle Centre in Crewe. This month is going to be a relatively informal event hosted by Linda with a Q&A session for

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Bristol legend ‘Big Jeff’ love of gigs changed his life

Bristol legend ‘Big Jeff’ is more than a music-loving local celeb – his love of gigs changed his life If a band plays in Bristol and the man they call Big Jeff isn’t down the front, punching the air and

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Circus Starr – Chester, 27th September

Thursday 27th September 2018 THIS AUTUMN’S HOT TICKET! We work tirelessly to raise the funds needed to tour the Big Top across the UK bringing the joy of live performance to children often excluded from events of this kind due

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NAS – Why we’re talking about the NHS, school exclusions and Blue Badges

August 2018   Good news about Blue Badges, exclusions and the NHS in England! After years of campaigning by our staff, volunteers and supporters, we’ve had three pieces of good news in England recently. First, the NHS has announced that

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