Our Lives in Your Hands

Our Lives in Your Hands tells the stories of nine families affected by autism. The report sets out the families stories and highlights how the reforms proposed in the Children and Families Bill will impact them. Read more »

Autism Planning Group update

The Autism Planning Group continues to work towards the first draft of a Somerset Autism Strategy which is expected to go out for consultation later this summer. Read more »

Consultation about Specialist Autism Teams

The National Autistic Society is currently working with researchers at The University of York to determine the effectiveness of specialist teams in supporting adults with autism. Have your say by competing a short survey. Read more »

Autism in maturity project

Autism in Maturity is a new National Autistic Society project to support adults with autism (including Asperger syndrome) as they move into middle and older age. Read more »

People with learning disability die earlier

Bristol University research finds 22% of people with learning disabilities were under the age of 50 when they died. People with learning disabilities are more likely to have a premature death (dying 16 years earlier) compared with the general population. Read more »

Somerset Parent Carer Forum

This Forum is for parent carers and carers of children who have additional needs and/or disabilities. The Forum will get your voice heard by the decision makers in the local authority. Read more »

NAS accredit local school

3 Dimensions is a small Independent special educational needs school based in Somerset that has been recently accredited by the National Autistic Society. Read more »