A provider-led network to encourage learning and development,training and information sharing, discussion and support. Read more »
SINE is the Somerset Intelligence Network which provides a platform for people to build good practice across organisations, Read more »
Somerset Advice Network has been set up to make it easier for people to access information and advice when they need it. Read more »
The mission of the ARC is to understand the biomedical causes of autism spectrum conditions, and develop new and validated methods for assessment and intervention. Read more »
Network Autism is the first UK network to provide an online space where autism professionals can engage and communicate directly and access constantly updated and exclusive content. Read more »
The International Pre-Autistic Network (ipAn) is an organisation established to promote early diagnosis and intervention with infants. Read more »
“To raise awareness of issues affecting people with autism and Asperger syndrome. Read more »
Somerset Children’s Trust is a local area partnership. Read more »
The Purpose of the Patient and Public Involvement and Communications Steering Group is to advise and facilitate the effective involvement of the public within the work of the Trust. The Group will provide a two-way communication forum between the Trust… Read more »
The South West Participation Workers Network is supported by the Regional Youth Work Unit and brings together workers from Cornwall up to Gloucester. Read more »
Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) is a campaign to get rights and justice for every disabled child. Read more »
The Council For Disabled Children aims to embrace everyone who plays a partnership role in the lives of disabled children. Read more »
The NAS Annual General Meeting and family day gives you the chance to explore the British Museum (London), meet other people and attend sessions organised on key issues relating to autism.
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Jonathan Main, a local man who has autism and epilepsy, has raised awareness and £900 after completing a daring abseil for Diabetes UK. Read more »
Care Focus Somerset is a not-for-profit company and supports the Social Care sector (Adults, LD, Children’s, Supporting People) with Workforce Planning and Development. Read more »
In this leaflet produced by the Somerset Parent Partnership you will find some useful information about the kind of supportwhich is available from health, children and young people’s services (education and social care) and the voluntary sector. Read more »
A National Autistic Society focus group meeting takes place in Bristol on 26th November. There are still places for participants to give their views on services and support for adults with autism.
Parent groups across Mendip are setting up a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. They need more parents to register their support to move forward with plans for the school. Read more »
Information about the development of Somerset’s Future 4 service which offers day services for local people with learning difficulties and support for those who wish to work.
Autism Somerset has been awarded the sum of £2k from the Somerset Learning Disability Development Fund to improve autism awareness, communications and access to support throughout Somerset and adjoining counties. Read more »
The Commissioning for Community Inclusion report shows how Commissioners can help make sure that services help people to live good lives in their communities. Read more »
These awards launched by the National Autistic Society are the first of their kind to recognise and reward cross-discipline professionals who are leading the way in innovative autism practice. Read more »
The Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will work with GP Federations, GP Practices, and patients and the public to lead healthcare commissioning in Somerset. Read more »
The Learning Disabilities Advisory Board (LDAB) oversees those services for people with learning disabilities that are provided directly by Somerset County Council. Read more »
Improving life chances for children and young people in local communities in England is at the heart of the work that the Commissioning Support Programme (CSP) undertakes. The Commissioning Support Programme works flexibly with all local authorities in England and… Read more »
The ISIS Transformation Programme is a ten year programme of change which aims to significantly change the culture of the organisation by changing current behaviours, processes and systems. Read more »
The Somerset Children and Young People’s Compact is a significant partnership with a role to help collectively shape services for the benefit of all children and young people across the county. Read more »
This guide outlines some suggestions to help parents limit the risk of their child having negative experiences online and understand what action can be taken if they do. Read more »
Information about the local, community service for children and young people aged 0-19 years who have physical and speech and language difficulties living in Somerset. Read more »
Compass Carers is new support service that will enable carers in Somerset to maintain their role whilst having a life outside of caring. Read more »
Somerset’s Learning Disabilities Partnership Board (SLDPB) is co-ordinated by Somerset Advocacy. Read more »
Contact a family is a UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children.
A statutory service which provides impartial information and support for parents and carers of children. Read more »
DLF offers services and products for parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities. Read more »
For families and all those who care for people in Somerset with mental health problems.
If you need regular, continued support. Read more »
Somerset Total Communication (STC) is a multi-agency partnership with Somerset County Council, Somerset Health Community, Speech and Language Therapy Services. Read more »
This booklet compiled by the Autism Support Services aims to support families of children with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome. Read more »
An opportunity for autistic children and young people to improve communication and relationship skills by riding horses in Somerset. Read more »
A new approach to improving people’s lives, bringing together the NHS, local authorities and communities, and giving local people more opportunities to get involved and have a bigger say. All local authorities will have ‘shadow’ Health & Wellbeing Boards up… Read more »