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  • Join Skills for Care Focus Group on Autism

    Join Skills for Care Focus Group on Autism

    Skills for Care are working with Skills for Health, the National Autistic Society and Opening Minds Consultancy to develop a ‘core capabilities framework’ about autism. They are holding 2 co-production sessions in Sheffield on January 21st for paid staff who support autistic people ( AM ) and for people with lived experience of autism ( PM ).Skills for Care will use what you tell them to shape the new framework so that public services can ensure their staff deliver their services in the way that autistic people need. It will also help services to train their staff properly.

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  • Who has made the 2018 Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List?

    Who has made the 2018 Learning Disability and Autism Leaders List?

    60 extraordinary people with learning disabilities and/or autism who are helping to make society better for everyone are being celebrated in Dimensions’ annual leaders list.

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  • A Wide Spectrum Of Talents For Christmas Musical

    A Wide Spectrum Of Talents For Christmas Musical

    Spectrum Theatre Company, an integrated group which contains both autistic and neurotypical talents has launched its Christmas show – a musical entitled Sterling Silver, which is set in Sheffield almost a century ago and tells the story of how buffer girl, Lizzie, and Daniel, heir to Thornton’s cutlery, fall for each other at a time when such things aren’t supposed to happen.

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  • Free Digital Creativity Workshops For People with Austism

    Free Digital Creativity Workshops For People with Austism

    Taking place on Friday this and next week at Access Space in Sheffield city centre these workshops are suitable for different levels of ability and will be talking about designing, leading on to laser cutting/engraving to make designs in paper, wood or plastic.

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  • Autism Acceptance Course

    Autism Acceptance Course

    Are you autistic, or do you have friends and family members who are and want to find out more about problems you or they may encounter and how to work towards solving them? Join David Panther at his’Autism Acceptance’course on 14th & 18th November which Sheffield Autistic Society has described as “giving a true insight into the lived experience of an autistic person and being a valuable illustration of why Autism Awareness in society is not enough”.

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  • Risks and More Risks, BUT I Need a Life!

    Risks and More Risks, BUT I Need a Life!

    The Friendly Resource Company together with people with learning disabilities and people with autism, with the support of a grant from Awards for All, have developed a workbook including a quiz and videos about the life risks people take every day ,helping people to consider how best to lessen these risks and keep as safe as possible.

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  • Autism Dialogue Conference 2018

    Autism Dialogue Conference 2018

    Places are limited to book for this full day conference on 14 December at the Quaker Meeting House, which will bring together autistic people, autism researchers, practitioners, clinicians, families and supporters from around the UK. Unemployed and Disabled people attending are eligible to a 20% discount by entering the discount code: CONCESSION20 when purchasing tickets (click the blue ‘Enter Promotional Code’ text).

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  • National Autistic Society : 'Autism Hour' Shopping Experience

    National Autistic Society : 'Autism Hour' Shopping Experience

    The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour campaign, backed by celebrities such as Chris Packham, is creating a week of autism friendly shopping experiences across the UK. Shops, businesses and shopping centres will be holding Autism Hours throughout the second week of October (6-13).

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  • Shine Out on Saturdays with Sheffield Mencap

    Shine Out on Saturdays with Sheffield Mencap

    ‘Shine Out on Saturdays’ is a performing arts project from Sheffield Mencap for young people aged 10-18 with learning disabilities and/or autism, using drama, dance and art as a tool to develop self-confidence and social skills. The project runs fortnightly on a Saturday morning from 10am to 12.30pm and costs £3 per session. 

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  • Prove It, Fix It Campaign

    Prove It, Fix It Campaign

    A Sheffield charity, Sparkle, has launched a campaign and petition to try and ensure autistic children get the right form of education, claiming that Sheffield City Council has been putting finances before needs.

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