Autism Somerset

Autism Somerset e-bulletin July 2012

Dear member,

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

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Latest news

  • Latest from Somerset
    A round up of the latest news from recent meetings and activities in Somerset. Read more »
  • Autism Somerset progress update
    A brief update on progress of work during July 2012 to develop the Autism Somerset website, e-bulletin and membership of our community network. Read more ยป
  • Progress in implementing the Autism Strategy
    The National Audit Office (NAO) recently published a report on progress made in implementing the adult autism strategy. Read more »
  • Contribute to the review of the adult autism strategy
    The National Autistic Society are seeking contributions from people who want to inform and guide the Department of Health review of the adult autism strategy which is expected to be carried out towards the end of the year. Read more »
  • The ethics of intensive care
    BBC Radio 4's Inside The Ethics Committee panel discuss the story of Monty, a 29 year old autistic man who is in intensive care but resisting the treatment that will save him. Read more »
  • Participate in research to improve the diagnosis of autism
    Share your experiences of receiving and communicating a diagnosis of autism with a new research project which aims to review and improve the diagnosis of autism. Read more »
  • Autism friendly film screenings
    Autism friendly film sceenings are available at over 80 participating cinemas across the country. Dimensions publishes a regular bulletin of 'what's on, where'. Read more »
  • Autistica plans for the future
    Autistica is the largest UK charity raising funds for medical research that will improve diagnosis, advance new treatments and discover the causes of autism. Read more »
  • Adult safeguarding consultation
    The Department of Health is consulting on a new adult safeguarding power. The aim is to ensure there is a clear legal and policy framework, enabling the most effective local arrangements and practices to protect adults at risk of abuse and neglect. Read more »
  • Care and support White Paper published
    The Department of Health has published the Caring for our future: reforming care and support White Paper, which sets out the vision for a reformed care and support system. Read more »
  • Draft Care and Support Bill published
    The draft Care and Support Bill has been published. It creates a single law for adult care and support, replacing more than a dozen different pieces of legislation. Read more »

Forthcoming events

  • Sensory considerations - 6 September 2012
    Nottingham - Read more »
  • Patient Experience: Quality Standard and Beyond - 17 September 2012
    Hallam Conference Centre, London, W1W 6JJ - Read more »
  • Socialeyes facilitator training - 18 September 2012
    London - Read more »
  • What Housing Options? National Workshop - 20 September 2012
    Manchester - Read more »
  • The Impact of Welfare Reform on People with Learning Disabilities - 27 September 2012
    Exeter - Read more »
  • Autism trainer development - 28 September 2012
    Cardiff - Read more »
  • NAS Conference: Who cares? Supporting older people with autism effectively - 10 October 2012
    Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, W8 5SR - Read more »
  • Delivering a 7 Day Service in Health and Social Care - 15 October 2012
    Hallam Conference Centre, London, W1W 6JJ - Read more »
  • Women and girls on the autism spectrum - 16 October 2012
    Novotel City Centre Hotel, Birmingham - Read more »
  • The SPELL framework for intervention - 18 October 2012
    Manchester - Read more »

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