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  • Creativity In Lockdown Exhibition

    Creativity In Lockdown Exhibition

    Artists with learning disabilities and autism from South Yorkshire based arts organisation Artworks have organised a virtual gallery showcasing the artworks they have created whilst shielding during lockdown. There are 70 artists involved and pieces vary in style and medium, including both two and three-dimensional work.

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  • 'Grab and Go' Goes Online This Week

    'Grab and Go'  Goes Online This Week

    Speakup are raising awareness about the new Covid 19 Grab and Go sheet this week. If you have a learning disability or autism and need to go into hospital because of Coronavirus the Grab and Go sheet gives the information doctors and nurses need. Book a Grab and Go session on Zoom taking place every day this week from 11am to 12 noon.

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  • Autism Plus Employment Support

    Autism Plus Employment Support

    If you have autism, live in South Yorkshire and need help to find work, Autism Plus have launched a new free service offering one to one employment support.The sessions are delivered by video call and include an initial phone call to discuss your needs and support you to get online.

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  • Give Your Views on New Health Strategy

    Give Your Views on New Health Strategy

    NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has produced a draft strategy for Sheffield which looks creatively at how people living with severe mental illness, learning disabilities, and autistic spectrum
    condition can be supported to have the best possible physical health and live longer and healthier lives. As part of finalising the strategy the CCG has launched a survey asking for your views, which closes on 7 August 2020.

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  • Where to look for Easy Read Coronavirus Information

    Where to look for Easy Read Coronavirus Information

    There is a lot of guidance and information for the public about Coronavirus but where do you find Easy Read information if you have a learning disability or autism ? Just click on ‘Learning Disability’ or ‘Autism’ on our Disability Sheffield Cornavirus Information and Support page to take you to Easy Read information that will keep you up to date with the latest news.

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  • Petition against Cuts to in Funding for Autistic People

    Petition against Cuts to in Funding for Autistic People

    Emily Ivey felt like a prisoner when her support hours were taken away. Her petition calling for an end to cuts in funding for Autistic people is close to reaching 2,500 signatures.

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  • Join Us on Video to Talk About the Lockdown

    Join Us on Video to Talk About the Lockdown

    Hear what it’s really like being in lockdown from people with learning disabilities or autism as we discuss our experiences of being in isolation and invite you to take part. In our video members of the public join our learning disability group, Sheffield Voices, on webcam and talk about the good and the bad things about being in lockdown, social distancing and self isolating. We hope you’ll join in the conversation with us next time.

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  • Zoom into Sheffield Voices Coffee Mornings

    Zoom into Sheffield Voices Coffee Mornings

    Do you have a learning disability or autism? Sheffield Voices, our learning disability and autism group, is offering a space where people can connect with each other, have some fun and find out information. Sheffield Voices Coffee Mornings take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am until 12pm, that’s for one hour on “ZOOM”, which is an online meeting space.

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  • Fun, Inclusive Graffiti Art

    Fun, Inclusive Graffiti Art

    Would you like to be part of creating a new piece of graffiti art for Tinsley Canal? The Carers Project in partnership with Sheffield River and Canal Trust are offering free graffiti art sessions in March and April for unpaid carers and their cared for adult with a mild/moderate learning disability and or autism.

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  • Fading into Nothingness at the Merlin Theatre

    Fading into Nothingness at the Merlin Theatre

    The Merlin is proud to present the opening of ‘Fading into Nothingness ‘ on January 17th, 18th and 19th written by Theo Griffiths, a former student of Freeman College. ‘Fading into Nothingness’ is a short play about a Sheffield family torn apart by grief and how they cope with their teenage son, Zack (played by Theo) who is autistic and already struggling in mainstream school.

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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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Very good presentation, brave of the speakers to tell their stories and had a very high impact - feedback from Mate/Hate Crime presentation and video session at Safeguarding Working Together Conference
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When I moved to Sheffield nearly five years ago it was my "go to" organisation. I expect it to stay that way. All the staff and volunteers seem to pull out little gems of effort that disabled people like me couldn't do without. Professionally and personally - I love em :)
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