Autism Somerset

Autism Somerset e-bulletin July 2013

Dear colleague,

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

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Latest news

  • Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group prospectus
    This prospectus explains the role of Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group that is responsible for the planning and funding of local health services across Somerset. Read more »
  • Bristol Autism Strategy 2012-2015
    This strategy sets out local committments to improve the lives and opportunities for adults and children with autism. A launch event is planned for 1st August 2013. Read more »
  • Transition to adult services and adulthood for young people with autistic spectrum conditions
    This report presents findings of a study that explored ways in which young people with autistic spectrum conditions are supported over the transition period and into young adulthood. Read more »
  • August’s autism friendly films
    'Monster's University', 'Smurfs 2' and 'All Stars' are the Autism Friendly films being shown at Cineworld, ODEON and Vue Cinemas. Read more »
  • In The Mix summer activity programme
    Details of a varied programme of activities being provided over the summer by In The Mix Project CIC for young people in the Taunton Deane area. Read more »
  • Ways Onto Work@Yate
    Ways Onto Work@Yate is a series of short advice and information sessions taking place over the summer to help young people find out out more about getting a job. Read more »
  • Mental Health First Aid training and Community Care Law training for carers
    Mind in Taunton and West Somerset is offering Mental Health First Aid training and Community Care Law training to local carers or those who are involved in carers support or groups. Read more »
  • Vacancy available in residential care home close to Wellington
    There is a vacancy in an attractive downstairs flatlet, part of a in residential care home in semi rural surroundings close to all the amenities in Wellington. Read more »
  • Participate in a documentary about living with autism
    A Bournemouth University student is looking for people with lived experience of autism to participate in a documentary about the struggles and successes faced by those with autism. Read more »
  • Appeal for carers to share experiences of the Mental Capacity Act
    The Carers Trust is inviting Carers of people with dementia, a severe and enduring mental health problem and those with learning disabilities to share their experiences and understanding of the Mental Capacity Act, both positive and negative. Read more »
  • Evaluation of a Flexible Integrated Reading Support Tool
    This project will evaluate the use of Open Book, new software that will help people with autistic spectrum disorders understand a wider range of written information. Read more »
  • Advocacy Tool Kit
    The Advocacy Tool Kit, published by Autism Speaks, aims to help individuals on the spectrum and their families develop and use critical advocacy skills in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Read more »
  • Advice on Supported Internships
    This guidance document published by the Department for Education is for schools, colleges, supported employment providers, employers, young disabled people and their families. Read more »

Forthcoming local events

  • Bibic Summer Fun Day
    27 July 2013
    Knowle Hall, Bridgwater
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • NAS Somerset Branch - Autism Services and Strategy Consultation
    30 July 2013
    Hillmead Community Hall, Meadow Rise, Shepton Mallett, Somerset, BA45 5EZ
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • The Carers Choir – in South Gloucestershire
    30 July 2013
    Armadillo Youth Venue, Station Rd, Yate, BS37 4FW
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • The Music Train and Carriages
    30 July, 6, 13, 20 August 2013
    Avon Valley Railway
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • The Carers Choir – in South Gloucestershire
    7 August 2013
    Kingswood Community Centre, High St, Kingswood, BS15 4AB
    More details | Map of venue

  • Carers in Control of their Support
    5 September 2013
    The Meadway Hall, Compton Dundon, Taunton, TA11 6PQ
    More details | Map of venue

  • The Sensory World of Autism
    27 September 2013
    Learning and Research Centre, Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5NB
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Safety for people on the Autistic Spectrum
    7 October 2013
    Rose Green Centre, 65 Gordon Road, Whitehall, Bristol BS5 7DR
    Read more » | Map of venue

Forthcoming national events

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