Autism Somerset e-bulletin June 2014

Dear colleague,

Please find below a digest of selected news headlines and forthcoming events from the Autism Somerset website at www.autismsomerset.org.uk.

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Latest news

  • Somerset Autism Strategy – Your Views Needed
    The Somerset Autism Planning Group are seeking views on the Autism Strategy as it will help plan what support will be available in the future. Read more »
  • Careless campaign to take action on social care today
    Careless is a new campaign led by the National Autistic Society to challenge the Government to better protect vulnerable adults with autism from abuse, neglect and loneliness. Read more »
  • Dr Lorna Wing OBE 1928-2014
    We are sad to announce that Dr Lorna Wing, one of the founders of The National Autistic Society and a true pioneer, recently passed away. Read more »
  • Children and Families Act 2014 - Information and Consultation Day
    This consultation event on 5 July 2014 in Bridgwater provides a chance for children and young people aged up to 25, their parents and guardians to find out about the new Children and Families Act, including The Education, Health and Care Plan and Personal Budgets. Plus, find out about the Local Offer and give your feedback on how it should look.
    Read more »
  • Factsheet on Children and Families Act and The Care Act
    This factsheet identifies the key elements in forthcoming policy changes that relate to the lives of young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and preparing for adulthood. Read more »
  • Somerset joint strategy for mental health and emotional wellbeing
    Somerset Partnership Foundation Trust and Somerset County Council are now rewriting the strategy to reflect the feedback received during the recent consultation process. Download a summary of the key themes which emerged from the public consultation. Read more »
  • Early Help Commissioning Strategy 2015-18
    This strategy outlines a vision for the effective provision of integrated early help services across Somerset, supporting families with children aged between 0-19. Read more »
  • Summer school for students on the autism spectrum
    The University of Bath is inviting online applications from students on the autism spectrum who are 17 years old or above who are thinking of going to University. Read more »
  • The North Somerset Autism forum
    New forum to provide opportunities for adults with Autism to influence the services that they receive within North Somerset. Read more »
  • Help the Somerset Youth fund through the #somersetselfie campaign
    Somerset Community Foundation are asking for help to meet their target of raising £100,000 for the Somerset Youth fund by taking part in the #somersetselfie campaign! Read more »
  • How to.. promote mental wellbeing in youth work practice
    This ‘How to’ guide published by the Mental Health Foundation is aimed at youth organisations working with young people, to help to embed mental wellbeing improvement practices within the organisations. Read more »
  • Developing effective holistic services for young people
    This briefing published by Youth Access provides guidance for health and local authority commissioners on how to develop joined-up services for young people in transition that can provide co-ordinated support on health, mental health, social welfare, personal and practical issues. Read more »
  • Joining up the commissioning of young people’s services
    This briefing published by Youth Access provides guidance for health and local authority commissioners on how to join up the commissioning of young people's services across health, social care, housing and youth services. Read more »
  • July’s autism friendly films
    How to Train Your Dragon 2 is the Autism Friendly film being shown in July at Cineworld, Odeon and Showcase cinemas. Read more »

Forthcoming LOCAL EVENTS

  • Children and Families Act 2014 - Information and Consultation Day
    5 July 2014
    The Canalside, Marsh Lane, Bridgwater, TA6 6LQ
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Learn About The Autistic Spectrum Condition
    5 July 2014
    Minehead Baptist Church, Parks Lane, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8BS
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Learn About The Autistic Spectrum Condition
    9 July 2014
    Burnham on Sea YMCA, Rose Farm, Jaycroft Road, Burnham On Sea , TA8 1LE
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Health and Wellbeing Network Meeting
    10 July 2014
    Fry Club & Conference Centre,Somerdale Rd, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 2AU
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Short Breaks Family Fun Day 2014
    12 July 2014
    Huish Episcopi Academy Sixth Form Centre, Wincanton Road, Langport, TA10 9SS
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • CQC Mental Health Open Session
    16 July 2014
    Taunton Rugby Football Club, Hyde Park, Hyde Lane, Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8BU
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Practical tools for involving children and young people in decision making
    17 July 2014
    Coniston Community Centre, The Parade, Coniston Rd, Patchway, South Gloucestershire, BS34 5LP
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Learning Disabilities - Dementia Toolkit
    18 July 2014
    The Exchange, Bridgwater TA6 4RR, United Kingdom
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • NAS Avon Branch AGM
    21 July 2014
    Emersons Green Village Hall, Emersons Way, Emersons Green, BS16 7AP
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Somerset Autism Strategy Consultation Workshops
    22 July 2014
    Frome Library, Justice Lane, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1BE
    Read more » | Map of venue

FORTHCOMING NATIONAL events

  • Autism and Learning Disabilities: Lessons from Research, Policy and Practice
    1 July 2014
    Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Values Based Commissioning for Mental Health
    2 July 2014
    Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville St, Manchester, M1 3BB‎
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Autism and Relationships, Puberty, Sex and Sexuality
    9 July 2014
    Crowne Plaza Nottingham, Wollaton Street, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Improving autism care and delivering the revised national strategy
    15 July 2014
    Central London
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat
    17 July 2014
    Westminster, London
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • The Care Act: Delivering Reform across Health and Social Care
    22 July 2014
    110 Rochester Row, Victoria, London, SW1P 1JP
    Read more » | Map of venue

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