Autism Somerset

Autism Somerset e-bulletin April 2013

Dear member,

Please find below a digest of selected news headlines and forthcoming events from the Autism Somerset website at

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Latest news

  • 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 »
  • National Autistic Society South West Area Member’s Event 2013
    Access presentations and papers from this year's National Autistic Society (NAS) South West Area Member’s event. This includes Carol Povey, Director of the Centre for Autism, NAS, with an overview of the latest NAS work and an update on the Autism in Maturity Project. Read more »
  • “The Undateables”
    Are you single and looking for love? Do you have a physical, sensory or other impairment or a long term condition and want to meet the person of your dreams? If so please get in touch. Read more »
  • Somerset Partnership patient and public engagement strategy 2013
    This document presents Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's strategy for ensuring effective engagement with patients, carers and the public in the development and delivery of healthcare services and creating a culture of care and compassion. Read more »
  • Taunton Asperger’s Group
    Do you care for someone with Asperger's Syndrome? If so, you may like to know that the Taunton Asperger's Group meet monthly and has recently been founded by a group of carers in order to provide mutual support and share information. Read more »
  • Quality Standard Committee jobs
    Recruitment for specialist membership of the Autism Quality Standard Advisory Committee (QSAC) starts now and they are seeking applications for several roles. Read more »
  • 3D sensory newsletter
    3D's Sensory Newsletter covers topics such as play, support and training as well as accessible space for local carers and families affected by Autism. Read more »
  • NAS Bristol branch activities
    NAS Bristol branch activities provide access for children with autism and their families including the gym, swimming and drop in sessions. Why not pop in for a chat with other parents of children with ASD. Read more »
  • Care Awards 2013 – Nominations
    Don’t miss out on the chance to nominate that special someone, team or organisation in this years care award nominations. Read more »
  • “One in a Hundred”
    Autistica's 2013 report, shares the experiences of over 1000 parents and individuals with autism. Many families and individuals with autism feel positive about medical research and ninety percent agree that there is a need for a greater scientific understanding. Read more »
  • Film and digital media festival
    Oska Bright is the original award winning international film and digital media festival that features work made by people with a learning disability. Read more »
  • AWARES Conference Centre
    The AWARES Conference Centre allows you to have the unique opportunity to put your questions directly to the autism experts. Read more »

Forthcoming local events

  • Coffee morning in aid of Somerset Branch
    4 May 2013
    Foxes Hotel, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5QP
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Wills Trusts and Probate
    7 May 2013
    The Quantock Room, The Exchange, Express Park, Bristol Rd. Bridgwater TA6 4RR
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • SWEI Workshop Achieving the best through Employment for young people with Aspergers
    13 May 2013
    Bridge House, Stallard Street, Trowbridge BA14 9AE
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Oska Bright “On The Road”
    15 May 2013
    The Engine Room 52 High Street Bridgwater Somerset TA6 3BL
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Understanding and supporting challenging behaviour in people with autism
    16 May 2013
    Bristol Marriott Hotel, 2 Lower Castle St, Old Market, Bristol, BS1 3AD
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Somerset Parent Carer Forum - Finding your way
    16 May 2013
    Bamfylde Hall, Hestercombe, Somerset
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome Conference
    21 May 2013
    Watershed Media Centre, Bristol
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • North Somerset Branch NAS: Parents and Professionals informal meetings
    23 May 2013
    Grace Room at Springboard 2a Princes Road Clevedon BS21 7SZ
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • NAS Avon Branch Meeting & AGM
    10 June 2013
    BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • ‘Welfare Reforms and Benefits Information’
    19 June 2013
    The Quantock Room, The Exchange, Express Park, Bristol Rd, Bridgwater, TA6 4RR
    Read more » | Map of venue

Forthcoming national events

  • Understanding and supporting people with autism
    2 May 2013
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Understanding the autism spectrum for needs assessors
    3 May 2013
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Autism Conference SAAS 2013
    13 May 2013
    Rodbaston Hall, South Staffordshire, Rodbaston Drive, Penkridge, ST19 5PH
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • NICE Annual Conference 2013
    14 May 2013
    ICC, Broad St, Birmingham, B1 2EA
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Autism & Asperger's: Strategies for Success
    18 May 2013
    Thames Hall, The Kings Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford OX2 0ES
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Further Education, the Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) and vocational opportunities
    21 May 2013
    St. Albans Place, Leigh Place, Baldwins Gardens, Holborn, London, EC1N 7AB
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • UCLA PEERS Programme 3 day course
    12 June 2013
    Euston Square Hotel, 152-156 North Gower Street, London NW1 2LU
    Read more » | Map of venue

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