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  • Call for Investigation into Matthew's Neglect

    Call for Investigation into Matthew's Neglect

    We are appalled and shocked to hear that a mother and stepfather kept their autistic son, Matthew Langley locked in his filthy attic bedroom on Walkley Road, Sheffield for seven months without anyone realising his plight.Matthew had stopped attending a number of services and Sheffield City Council had not replaced a social worker who had been visiting him. We call for an urgent investigation into how this vulnerable young man was left without any support to safeguard him.

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  • Autism Peer Support Sessions

    Autism Peer Support Sessions

    Autism Peer Support is where autistic people use the lessons learned from their own experiences to support other autistic people. Skills for Care are holding 12 online/virtual meetings in December 2021 and January 2022 for autistic people, families and other key stakeholders to explore what capabilities are needed for Autism Peer Support.Participants can be paid £15 per hour.

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  • Ask, Listen, Do

    Ask, Listen, Do

    If you work for an organisation which supports people with a learning disability or autism, do you have a way for the people you support to give feedback, raise a concern, or make a complaint? “Ask Listen Do” is a good way of helping people speak up and could also help your service improve. The templates and leaflets are available for free from Speak Up.

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  • Autistic Parents Experiences of Maternity Hospitals

    Autistic Parents Experiences of Maternity Hospitals

    Would you be interested in having a say about what to include in a new ‘Welcome to Jessops’ video? The Sheffield Autism Partnership Network would like to hear from Autistic parents, partners and their carers and give you the opportunity to share your maternity experiences by answering three questions.

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  • Sheffield Voices Shortlisted for Leaders Award

    Sheffield Voices Shortlisted for Leaders Award

    Congratulations and Hoorah! Sheffield Voices has been nominated into the Learning Disability and Autism Leaders Award 2021 and are very happy to have been shortlisted. Sheffield Voices has been nominated for their outstanding work on raising awareness and challenging issues relating to bad practice and abuse of patients in inpatients units both in Sheffield and beyond.We hope Sheffield Voices will win!

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  • Weight For It...

    Weight For It...

    Our learning disability group, Sheffield Voices has secured funding from Zest to run a 10-month weight management course for a ‘lighter life’ for anyone with a learning disability or autism who has a BMI over 25. The group is meeting every Tuesday at Hillsborough Arena from 1-3pm to learn about healthy eating, learn from each other and have some fun doing dance, playing boccia, curling and some general exercise. Places are still available so do get in touch if you’d like to know more.

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  • Beautiful Octopus Club Presents

    Beautiful Octopus Club Presents

    Throughout September, October and November Heart n Soul will be hosting free online events for people with and without learning disabilities and autistic people. It’s a season of live music, dance, art, baking poetry and radio.Their next event is a free online club night on Friday 24 September from 7pm.

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  • Feeling Creative? Join the Professors

    Feeling Creative? Join the Professors

    Are you interested in performing arts and being creative? If so you may like to become one of The Professors, a group of learning disabled and non disabled artists based at Weston Park Museum creating unique performances, films and exhibitions using their life experience to influence the content.

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  • Ambitious to Explain Autism Diagnosis

    Ambitious to Explain Autism Diagnosis

    Getting an autism diagnosis as a young adult can be a moment of huge significance but an autism diagnosis can also raise many more questions that need answering and information is hard to come by.That’s why Ambitious about Autism’s Youth Network have created their own resources to help young people understand their diagnosis.

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  • South Yorkshire Autism Fayre

    South Yorkshire Autism Fayre

    The line-up has been announced for this year’s South Yorkshire Autism Fayre from 12th-14th September 2021, which like last year will be held virtually due to the recent pandemic and health and safety precautions. Among those taking part will be medical and legal experts and ‘kid speakers’ talking of their personal experience of either having autism themselves or having autistic siblings.

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