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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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  • Autism Dialogue 2019 Programme Announced

    Bookings are now open for this year’s programme of Autism Dialogue events. If you are over 18, identify as autistic, or have a family member or friend who does, or if you work in an autism related field such as care or research, then this programme of events may be for you.

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  • Inclusion North News

    Inclusion North, an organisation set up to help people with learning disabilities and autism and their families feel more included in society, have released another edition of their news bulletin. It’s full of exciting news for people with learning disabilities or autism.

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  • We're Only Making Plans For Nigel......

    People with a learning disability and autism have helped co-produce a hard-hitting video to get their ‘Work with us, not for us’ message across. It is about them being the experts on their own lives, and what good support looks like. The video, Making Plans For Nigel, named after and featuring a 1979 hit single by wacky powerpop band XTC, aims to show the way that some disabled people are often labelled against their will, patronised and not listened to.

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  • 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?

    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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