Autism Somerset

Autism Somerset e-bulletin August 2012

Dear member,

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

Latest news

  • Part time executive sought
    Autism Somerset is seeking an experienced executive to work alongside Founder Director Campbell Main, prior to taking over responsibility for the co-ordination of the network, the developing website and future income generating activity. Read more »
  • Latest from Somerset
    A round up of the latest news from meetings and activities in Somerset during August 2012. Read more »
  • Adolescents with autism
    In this article Geoff Evans, Head of Quality Improvement at Options Group, considers the challenges facing parents and young people with autism, and offer a few suggestions and advice as to where further guidance can be found. Read more »
  • Local MP David Laws to open sensory centre in Somerset
    A new sensory centre in Ilminster will provide support and advice for carers and families affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Read more »
  • Autism features in SEN magazine
    The July/August 2012 edition of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) magazine contains interesting articles about autism. Read more »
  • Award-winning novel hits big-screen
    Mark Haddon’s award-winning novel, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time, has been adapted into a stage play and is being broadcast live to cinemas worldwide. Read more »
  • Have you completed the Big Benefits Survey?
    The Disability Benefits Consortium is calling on as many people as possible to complete its Big Benefits Survey in response to planned Government changes to the welfare and benefits system which will affect people with autism. Read more »
  • Somerset’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy
    The new Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Somerset identifies three priorities for Somerset that are particularly important to improve health and wellbeing. Read more »
  • NAS Avon newsletter
    The August 2012 issue of the National Autistic Society (NAS) Avon branch newsletter asks for participants contributions for research and consultation projects. Read more »

Forthcoming events

  • Taunton: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - 6 September 2012
    Taunton - Read more »
  • Weston: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - 6 September 2012
    Weston super mare - Read more »
  • NAS Somerset area services 50th Birthday fete - 8 September 2012
    Brent Knoll, Highbridge, Somerset - Read more »
  • Invitation to new sensory centre opening in Somerset - 14 September 2012
    Wharf Lane, Ilminster TA19 0BA - Read more »
  • NAS Somerset Branch AGM - 18 September 2012
    Taunton - Read more »
  • Learning Disability Partnership Board - 19 September 2012
    Compton Dundon Village Hall, Ham Lane, Somerton, Somerset, TA11 6PQ - Read more »
  • The Impact of Welfare Reform on People with Learning Disabilities - 25 September 2012
    Exeter - Read more »
  • Somerset Advocacy Partnership Networking Event - 2 October 2012
    The Williams Hall, Stoke St Gregory TA3 6EG - Read more »
  • NAS Conference: Who cares? Supporting older people with autism effectively - 10 October 2012
    Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, W8 5SR - Read more »

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