Autism Somerset

Autism Somerset e-bulletin October 2012

Dear member,

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

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Latest news

  • National Autistic Society AGM and Family Day 2012
    The NAS Annual General Meeting and family day gives you the chance to explore the British Museum (London), meet other people and attend sessions organised on key issues relating to autism. Read more »
  • Somerset man with autism raises £900 for Diabetes UK
    Jonathan Main, a local man who has autism and epilepsy, has raised awareness and £900 after completing a daring abseil for Diabetes UK. Read more »
  • Parents need to prove demand for new school
    Parent groups across Mendip are setting up a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. They need more parents to register their support to move forward with plans for the school. Read more »
  • Future 4 day service people with learning difficulties
    Information about the development of Somerset's Future 4 service which offers day services for local people with learning difficulties and support for those who wish to work. Read more »
  • £2k for Autism Somerset
    Autism Somerset has been awarded the sum of £2k from the Somerset Learning Disability Development Fund to improve autism awareness, communications and access to support throughout Somerset and adjoining counties. Read more »
  • Autism Professional Awards 2013
    These awards launched by the National Autistic Society are the first of their kind to recognise and reward cross-discipline professionals who are leading the way in innovative autism practice. Read more »
  • Somerset’s Integrated Therapy Service
    Information about the local, community service for children and young people aged 0-19 years who have physical, occupational and speech and language difficulties living in Somerset. Read more »
  • New carers support service
    Compass Carers is new support service that will enable carers in Somerset to maintain their role whilst having a life outside of caring. Read more »
  • Special horses for special children
    A unique opportunity for autistic children and young people to improve communication and relationship skills by riding horses for in Somerset. Read more »
  • New guide to safeguarding adults
    A new online resource will help people who work in adult social care to carry out their responsibilities to safeguard adults at risk. Although the resource focuses on London, it will be of interest to a wider audience. Read more »

Forthcoming local events

  • NAS Somerset Annual General Meeting - 30 October 2012
    Friend's Meeting House, Bath Place, High Street, Taunton, TA1 4EP - Read more »
  • Somerset Learning Disability Partnership Board - 5 December 2012
    The Williams Hall, Dark Lane, Stoke St Gregory, Taunton, TA3 6EU - Read more »

Forthcoming national events

  • National Autistic Society AGM and Family Day 2012 - 24 October 2012
    The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG - Read more »
  • National Children and Adult Services Conference 2012 - 24-26 October 2012
    The Devonshire Park Centre, 14 Compton Street, Eastbourne, BN21 4BP - Read more »
  • Legal rights for parents of a child with ASD at 16,18 and beyond - 5 November 2012
    Two consecutive workshops 10:30 - 12:30, 13:30 - 15:30
    Prior’s Court School, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 9NU - Read more »
  • Disorder or difference? Autistic experiences of school and beyond - 14 November 2012
    Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ - Read more »
  • Real choice creativity in support planning - 27 November 2012
    Exeter - Read more »
  • The King's Fund Annual Conference 2012 - 28 November 2012
    11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN - Read more »

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