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NAS – Big news from NHS England

NHS England unveils Long Term Plan NHS England unveiled its Long Term Plan in January. We’re thrilled that it includes autism alongside learning disability as a clinical priority and commitments to tackle inequality and improve health and care services for

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The Swansea seafront cafe staffed almost entirely by people with autism – Wales Online

Ripples near Mumbles is helping to equip them with work skills By Nino Williams 11:13, 20 DEC 2018 Updated 11:21, 20 DEC 2018 A popular seafront cafe is being run by hard-working staff, almost all of whom have autism. Ripples,

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Alternative educational arrangements for anxiety | MHT

Council to apologise for not offering young person with anxiety alternative educational arrangements Local councils have a duty to provide alternative educational arrangements for young people who are unable to attend school, reminds the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman. A

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What the MHA review means for autistic people | MHT

What does the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act mean for autistic people? The Independent Review of the Mental Health Act was published last week and recommended welcome and far reaching proposals to improve mental health care in England and

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4th Annual North Wales Conference – Advance Notice

You heard it here first folks, set your diary for 11th October 2019 and the Fourth Annual North Wales Conference on Autism. The Venue is Cymru, and Sarah Hendrickx is the key note speaker whilst Luke Beardon is back by

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£100,000 for innovative hi-tech project to help those with autism

A major new project involving Wirral Council and Wirral-based charity Autism Together will be given almost £100,000 to use ‘wearable technology’ to help some of the most vulnerable people in the borough. The world-first scheme, pioneered by Autism Together, will

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MHT – Mental Health Act changes to see 10,000 fewer sections

Mental Health Act changes could see 10,000 fewer individuals face compulsory detention “Our current legislation was written when people with mental health needs were seen as people to be feared rather than helped,” Sir Simon Wessley said upon sharing his independent review’s recommendations.

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NAS – I’m a celebrity and I’m in this newsletter!

I’m an autistic celebrity in the jungle Anne Hegerty, a supporter of the National Autistic Society, joined the line-up in the jungle for ITV’s I’m A Celebrity last month (and is still in the jungle at the time of writing)

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How Salfordautism is supporting the community

By Lauren Lomax on 29th November 2018 in Community, News, Regional News With recent headlines focussing on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) after Anne Hegerty entered the I’m A Celebrity jungle, we speak to Peter Baimbridge, from Salfordautism, about this and

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NAS – Blog: ATUs

Blog: ATUs: Campaigns to change the appalling situation and how you can help (16 November 2018)   In this blog Jane Harris, our Director of External Affairs, sets out what’s going wrong with Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs) and other

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Phone lines working again

We are pleased to let people know that the Axia telephone line is now working again, and we hope there will be no further disruptions. Anyone experiencing problems getting through can email Thank you. Share This Post:

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Phone lines down

We are currently experiencing problems with our telephone lines here at Axia due to our phone provider. This is outside of our control, so please direct messages to us via our email address Thank you for your understanding. Share

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Teach me well | MHT

‘Teach me well’ – your chance to shape the mental health content in the new national curriculum 19 October 2018 Mental health will become a mandatory part of primary and secondary school education in England and Wales from September 2020.

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Digital Kids Show 2018

Digital Kids Show 2018 Manchester Central Convention Complex, Manchester Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th November 2018 Human Pac-Man, Scooter Disco, Slime, Fair Rides, Little Mix tribute band and a Floss World Record Attempt – all this and more at the

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NAS – Government confirms plans to make sure all health staff get autism training (23 October 2018)

Far too many autistic people don’t get the right healthcare and support – simply because too few NHS staff have received good autism training. Yesterday, in a debate in Parliament, the Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage MP, committed to including

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“Embrace the Autistic Stim”

Embrace Autistic Stimming | North Wales Autism Conference 2018 This was Sara’s speech, “Embrace the Autistic Stim,” at the 3rd Annual North Wales Autism Conference. She says: “It was such an honour and privilege to be invited to talk about

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Shaw Trust’s disability power 100

Recognising the most influential disabled people in the United Kingdom is an important step forward in breaking down barriers and promoting greater equality. The Disability Power 100 showcases and provides a platform for Britain’s most influential people with a disability

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LDE – Update from NHS England

Update from NHS England on the planning for the NHS 10 year plan News | 19/10/2018 After a lot of different meetings and feedback, including the 7 events we helped NHS England organise, they have shared an update on what

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