Diverse perspectives

This report published by the National Autistic Society explores the challenges for families affected by autism from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in England. Read more »

It involves us

This guidance produced by the National Autistic Society aimes to help local authorities better involve people with autism in their local planning and implementation. Read more »

Implications of the Children and Families Bill

This event to be held in Taunton on 27th February provides an opportunity to discuss the implications of the Children and Families Bill and associated NHS Mandate commitments, including the implementation of personal health budgets for children. Read more »

Clinical Psychologist shares thoughts with Somerset members

The Somerset NAS branch has embarked on an initiative to collect as much evidence as possible of the need for support services in Somerset. This will be used to guide the county autism strategy and the design of support services for those with Autism and similar conditions and their families. 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 »

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 »

Health and social care champion

Healthwatch Somerset will be your new consumer champion for health and social care from April 2013. It replaces the Somerset LINk and they would like to know what they have done for you, what you have done for them and how they could improve. Read more »

SEN Review Parent Participation

Participate in a Somerset Parent Partnership consultation project, SEN Review Parent Participation – Early Awareness of Guidance and Support Project in which parent carers are asked to share their thoughts and expereinces of guidance and support when their child was first identified with SEN. Read more »

Inform campaigining priorities

The National Autistic Society are running a consultation on their campaigning priorities for the next year and they would really appreciate your feedback.
They have compiled a short survey for people with autism and their families, as well as others with an interest and would appreciate it if you could take the time to answer their short survey.

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