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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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NAS – Autism Hour is back!

Autism Hour is back! 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 sure

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The First Reaseheath Forest College Newsletter!

Attached is the first Reaseheath Forest College Newsletter! I hope you find it informative. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you want more information about any particular event or programme or if you prefer something tailored to your needs.

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“Know Your Normal” – Ambitious About Autism

As young people with autism we are reclaiming the word ‘normal’ for World Autism Awareness Month. We want to remind people that everyone’s normal is different and that those quirks and idiosyncrasies that everyone has are what makes them who

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Not an hour goes past that I don’t remember – NAS

Like you, I was shocked to hear and see the abuse and mistreatment at Whorlton Hall, uncovered in a recent episode of BBC’s Panorama. As someone who spent over three years in mental health hospitals similar to Whorlton Hall, I

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