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  • Review of National Autism Strategy wants Your Opinion

    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

    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

    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 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......

    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

    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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