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  • New Personal Health Budget Rights

    New Personal Health Budget Rights

    With effect from Monday 2nd December, personal wheelchair budgets are being introduced as part of a range of measures to improve current wheelchair service provision, to ensure people have better experiences of care and to give people greater choice over the wheelchair provided. People who need Section 117 after care support now have the right to a personal health budget, providing them with greater choice and control when managing their own health and care.

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  • Autism Plus Launch New Website

    Autism Plus Launch New Website

    The national charity supporting adults and young people with autism, learning disabilities, mental health conditions and complex needs since 1986, has a new award winning ‘Recite-me’ toolbar allowing visitors to customise the website so it works best for them, which is especially important for website users who have a range of neurodiverse conditions and disabilities.

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  • Report Condemns Detention of Young People In Mental Health Facilities

    Report Condemns Detention of Young People In Mental Health Facilities

    The British Parliament’s Joint Committee On Human Rights findings condemn the “horrific reality” of conditions and treatment under which many young people with learning disabilities and autism are detained in mental health hospitals, “inflicting terrible suffering on those detained and causing anguish to their distraught families”.

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  • Crystal Peaks 'Sensory Sundays'

    Crystal Peaks 'Sensory Sundays'

    On the last Sunday of every month from 10am to 2pm Crystal Peaks offer a range of measures to make the shopping experience more inviting to people who prefer a quieter environment.Stores will turn off their music, or turn it down to a low level. Hand driers will be switched off as well as children’s rides. Vending machines will also not make a sound. Sensory Sundays may be of particular interest to people with autism.

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  • All Change At The Theatre

    All Change At The Theatre

    Spectrum Theatre, an integrated theatre group in Sheffield which contains both autistic and non-autistic members, is holding a performance of its latest play this weekend called All Change. The Performance is on Saturday 21st September at 7.30 at the Merlin Theatre in Nether Edge.

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  • Sheffield Student Wins Mencap's Journalism Award

    A Sheffield student has won a prestigious prize for her film about the challenges facing a teenager with autism and learning disabilities. Hannah Makepeace, aged 26, and studying for an MA in broadcast journalism, produced a TV news-style clip about Osian Williams from the Peak District, which was declared the winner in this year’s Mencap Journalism Awards

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  • Be A Book At University's Living Library

    As part of their Living Library events the Department Of Sociological Studies at Sheffield University is looking for people with autism and/or learning disabilities to tell their stories to social work students. The Living Library takes places on Wednesday 5th June 2019 from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

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  • Your Voice Counts Briefing

    Following three group feedback sessions run by Sheffield Autistic Society to listen to adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions and their families/carers about their experiences of health and social care in Sheffield, Healthwatch Sheffield has published a briefing outlining their findings which NHS organisations have responded to.

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  • Review of National Autism Strategy wants Your Opinion

    This year the Department of health and Social Care, working with the Department for Education, will review the ‘Think Autism’ strategy and extend it to cover children as well as adults. They are asking for the views of people with autism, their families and carers to find out where improvements can be made. The consultation closes on 16 May.

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  • National Emergency Services Museum Sensory Friendly Days

    The National Emergency Services Museum are working alongside the Autism Centre for Supported Employment to offer opening days suitable for visitors with various sensory needs, starting on World Autism Awareness Day, Tuesday 2nd April and on the first Tuesday of every month. Visitors can borrow their all-new sensory backpacks for their visits and there will be comfy chill out zones on each floor.

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