Autism Somerset

Autism Somerset e-bulletin June 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

  • Autism Somerset needs you
    Autism Somerset is looking to hear from people to help take the network forward. Read more »
  • Avon Branch AGM
    Information from the National Autistic Society Avon Branch AGM which took place on 10th June and included Mark Lever, CEO of the NAS. Read more »
  • Join the Push For Action
    The National Autistic Society campaign,'Push for Action', calls for accelerated delivery and improved local implementation of the adult autism strategy to ensure adults with autism get the support they need. Read more »
  • Share your experiences of care
    The UK Government is seeking the views of adults with autism and their parents and carers about the support they currently receive, and would like to receive. Read more »
  • July’s autism friendly films
    'Despicable Me 2' and 'Sammy's Great Escape' are the two different Autism Friendly films being shown in June and July. Read more »
  • Autism Resolution
    This resolution published by the World Health Organisation brings formal commitment to action on developmental disabilities by more than 50 countries Read more »
  • Autism and Medication: Safe and Careful Use
    This guide for families, provides strategies and resources for parents of children with autism who take medications. Read more »
  • How many people in the UK have autism?
    Around 700,000 people may have autism, or more than 1 in 100 in the population. Read more »
  • R-word campaign
    Over the next few months Mencap will be starting a new campaign which aims to stop people who use words like ‘retard’ in the media. Read more »
  • Raising our Sights guides
    Mencap and the PMLD Network have produced a series of how-to guides and films to help local areas meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Read more »
  • Share your experiences of your Adult Learners' Week
    Learning South West invite you to share your experiences of your Adult Learners' Week events including what worked, what didn't and any tips you have to offer. Read more »
  • Campaign to limit use of restraint in hospital
    Mental Health charity Mind have launched a campaign calling for national standards on the use of restraint, accredited training and an end to face down restraint. Read more »
  • Compact Voice annual survey
    Compact Voice's third annual survey aims to gather vital information about the health of local Compacts across England. Read more »

Forthcoming local events

  • Understanding Behaviour family seminar
    9 July 2013
    Milford Park, Milford Road, Yeovil, BA21 4DQ
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Making a Difference - Effective co-production with young people
    10 July 2013
    Wellington Young People’s Centre, Somerset
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • An Introduction to the Autistic Spectrum Condition
    11 July 2013
    The Community Centre, Burnham on Sea
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Taunton Deane Forum for Mental Health
    17 July 2013
    The Friends Meeting House, Bath Place, Taunton, TA1 4EP
    Read more » | Map of venue

Forthcoming national events

  • Understanding the autism spectrum for careers advisers
    4 July 2013
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Sensory considerations
    9 July 2013
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Care and Support Conference and Exhibition 2013
    9 July 2013
    Palace Hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Autism and Asperger’s The Inside Story
    9 July 2013
    Langdale Hall, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 6FG
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Positive Practice in Hard Times: Social Work Fights Back
    10 July 2013
    Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Housing and benefits in transition
    10 July 2013
    St. Albans Place, Leigh Place, Baldwins Gardens, Holborn, London, EC1N 7AB
    Read more » | Map of venue

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