Push for Action Christmas update

Mark Lever, Chief Executive, National Autistic Society, provides a Christmas update on the Push for Action campaign and offers his gratitude for all the work that local people have contributed to make it such a success. Read more »

Autism Somerset Christmas message

Autism Somerset wishes you every happiness over the Christmas period and looks forward to working with you all over the year ahead. Here we profile some of the local people changes across health and social care during 2013. Read more »

Overlooked and forgotten

This report explores how well children and young people’s mental health is prioritised in the current commissioning landscape and offers support and recommendations to health and wellbeing boards on how they can prioritise and address children and young people’s mental health. Read more »

Parent to Parent service

The Parent to Parent service provided by the National Autistic Society is a UK-wide confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of children or adults with autism. Read more »

Autism: Receiving and understanding a diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of autism can be difficult and confusing for young people and their families. In this DVD, produced by the Autism Education Trust (AET), a group of young people on the autism spectrum share their experiences of receiving a diagnosis. Read more »

Somerset Council support for Mendip School

In a recent statement Somerset County Council have welcomed the proposal to create a new special school for children with autism and language and communication difficulties as a much needed addition to the existing provision. Read more »

Schools Report 2013

This report published by Ambitious about Autism brings together a range of key statistics that illustrate how schools are performing for children and young people with autism in 2013. Read more »