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Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2018

Mental Health Matters for Teenagers with Dyspraxia 7th – 13th October 2018 Celebrating 30 Years! 2018 is the 30th anniversary of the Dyspraxia Foundation! Why not use awareness week to get involved with #Dyspraxia30 and help us raise core funding

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Doctor Who’s Ryan praised by viewers for tackling dyspraxia battle head on

Doctor Who fans have praised the show for the heart-breaking frustration behind Ryan Sinclair’s dyspraxia. Tilly Pearce Sunday 7 Oct 2018 8:12 pm The 19-year-old, played by Tosin Cole, is seen discussing on his YouTube channel the difficulties he faces

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Doctor Who boss reveals new character has dyspraxia

Doctor Who boss reveals how Tosin Cole’s character Ryan is tackling an important issue “It’s important to see that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.”   By Morgan Jeffery 27 September 2018   Warning: This article contains mild spoilers

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National Autism Hour – Crewe SEAT

We would like to let people know that some members of the Axia team are intending to be in Crewe for this “Autism Hour” event. Crewe SEAT – 10th October 2018 10am – 11am We understand that a car dealership

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NAS – Show your support for Autism Hour

10,000 Autism Hours are taking place from 6-13 October It might seem early, but we know many of you are already planning for Christmas. However, for many autistic people Christmas shopping can be an overwhelming and unpleasant experience. In fact,

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Bravery award for autistic five year old

Bravery award for autistic Tyler, 5, over 999 call after mother taken ill By Sam Russell, Press Association A five-year-old boy with autism dialled 999 and guided paramedics to his home after his mother fell unconscious while unpacking shopping. Charley-Anne

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The rebranding of the NAS

Why we’ve rebranded Our ambassador, Chris Packham, our President, Jane Asher, and our CEO, Mark Lever, talk about our new look, vision and mission.  The National Autistic Society was founded 56 years ago, and since then we’ve changed what

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BBC: ‘Extend in News’ – applications

‘Extend in News’ – applications now open – deadline 8.10.18 Extend in News – A BBC News development initiative for journalists with disabilities This scheme is currently open for applications. Apply Now In BBC News, we aim to deliver the best

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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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