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The Guessing Game When Your Child Is Non-Verbal

By Laura Rutherford Mother. Blogger. Campaigner The realisation of how valuable speech is has been brought home to me in a new way recently as our nearly two year old daughter, Sydney, is a complete chatterbox. “Drink“ she proclaims. “Sore“ she says when she hurts herself. And then I hear her trying to sing along to things in the back ... Read More »

Autism East Midlands proudly launch Autism Can

Autism East Midlands proudly launch Autism Can! with grant support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. With the grant support of £19,653 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, Autism East Midlands proudly launch Autism Can! Kick starting last month and with the planned capabilities to continue onwards until 2029. The grant will be spent on purchasing a variety of equipment, ... Read More »

Almost 30,000 call on Government to close autism employment gap

29,090 people have signed a petition calling on the Government to take decisive action to double the number of autistic people in work by 2020. The petition was delivered on 21 February to Penny Mordaunt MP, Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, by Cheryl Gillan MP, Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, and a number of ... Read More »

Options celebrate service being shortlisted for a national award

Two services in Malvern for young people and adults on the autistic spectrum are celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Options Malvern View and Options Bredon House have both been shortlisted for an award at the NAS Professional Awards 2017. The services, which support young adults with a range of needs to live as independently as possible, ... Read More »

Disney’s The Lion King announces next Autism-Friendly performance

Special performance to be held on Sunday 4 June 2017 at London’s Lyceum Theatre Disney UK announced that its production of THE LION KING will hold a dedicated Autism-Friendly Performance on Sunday 4 June 2017 at 1:30pm. This follows the success of previous such performances designed to make the show more accessible for those affected by autism. In line with the ... Read More »

The National Autistic Society comments on The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

The National Autistic Society comments on the Government’s newly announced plans to get more disabled people into work following The Work, Health and Disability Green Paper. Last week the charity launched a campaign to close the autism employment gap with a research report, statistics and an affecting film. Mark Lever, Chief Executive at the National Autistic Society, said: “Today’s [31/10/16] announcement starts ... Read More »

“I’m not unemployable, I’m autistic”

New video launches after charity finds full-time autism employment rate has stagnated at under 16% over the last decade  Video ‘Could you stand the rejection?’ puts you in the shoes of Max, a young autistic man, as he goes through a series of job interviews where people do not understand his autism 19 year old Max’s own story shows how ... Read More »

Forestry Commission Scotland and Light Bulb Arts create a big book of ideas

Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and social enterprise company Light Bulb Arts are encouraging teachers and outdoor educators to be more adventurous in the woodlands with the launch of a new woodland activity book for children with autism and severe and complex learning difficulties. FCS and Light Bulb Arts which delivers a range of art classes in Edinburgh, based on sound ... Read More »

Axcis Education continues sponsorship of the National Autistic Society

Axcis Education, the UK leader in special education needs recruitment, has today announced its continued partnership with The National Autistic Society for a further two years, as well as continued exclusive sponsorship of Network Autism. The network is the charity’s vital online service created to bring autism professionals together across over 12 professional sectors and from 90 countries. Part of ... Read More »

Twins’ different journeys end up bringing them back together

A set of twins who have had very different lives have been brought back closely together – thanks to an Essex social care provider. Although the lives of Pav Hughes and her brother, Jags Kalsi, are worlds apart, they both have one thing in common – Outlook Care. Outlook Care provides support and care to people with a learning disability, ... Read More »

Autistic travellers face lack of support at UK airports

The UK’s busiest airports are failing to provide adequate support for autistic travellers according to a new survey. With school holidays in full swing and millions of families travelling by plane this summer, the survey of the UK’s 30 busiest airports by sensory equipment specialists Experia, found that only one third offer sufficient autism-friendly facilities. Despite autism affecting an estimated ... Read More »

Options Malvern View celebrates national recognition

A service in Malvern for young people on the autism spectrum is celebrating after receiving one of a handful of special national commendations for the high quality support it offers. Options Malvern View, which is part of the Options Adolescent to Adult Life Preparation Service (AALPS), supports young adults with a range of needs to live as independently as possible. ... Read More »