Autism Somerset

Autism Somerset e-bulletin September 2012

Dear member,

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

Latest news

  • Somerset Learning Disability Partnership Board Meeting
    The Learning Disability Partnership Board meets quarterly and has a focus on making everyday life easier for people with a learning disability This month the topic for discussion was employment. Read more »
  • Somerset Community Care Matters progress report
    An update from Brenda Prentice about Somerset Community Care Matters, a new project providing specialist advice, help and casework in the field of Community Care law to help Somerset people achieve better access to health and social care. Read more »
  • The Mendip School
    The Mendip School is a special needs school for children in the Mendip Area of Somerset for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Language and Social Communication Needs. Read more »
  • Wessex Autistic Society becomes Autism Wessex
    'Autism Wessex' will deliver education, support and care services for people on the autistic spectrum in Dorset, Hampshire and Somerset. Read more »
  • Have you thought about fostering ?
    Somerset County Council is looking to recruit people for a new skilled foster care scheme which aims to help children in care aged seven to eleven build healthy relationships and get on well in school. Read more »
  • Education reforms to benefit children with autism
    The National Autistic Society has welcomed draft reforms to improve transition for young people with autism. Read more »
  • Are you interested in taking part in a tv documentary?
    Take part in the Channel 4 documentary tv series, "The Undateables," a documentary series following individuals in their search for a partner, whilst also aiming to explore society’s attitude towards people who are disabled. Read more »
  • Ways to hold and manage a personal health budget
    Jo Fitzgerald, co-founder of the personal health budgets national peer network and peoplehub explains its role and achievements and how the NHS can set up similar groups. Read more »
  • Practical tips and information to support people with special needs
    Interactive 'Netbuddy' provides information sharing for supporting people with autism and learning disabilities. Read more »

Forthcoming local events

  • Somerset Advocacy Partnership Networking Event - 2 October 2012
    The Williams Hall, Stoke St Gregory TA3 6EG - Read more »
  • NAS Somerset Annual General Meeting - 16 October 2012
    Friend's Meeting House. Bath Place. High Street. Taunton. Somerset TA1 4EP - Read more »

Forthcoming national events

  • Understanding Aspergers and Autism - 4 October 2012
    Cornerstone 25, Station Road, Didcot, OX11 7NE - 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 »
  • Socialeyes facilitator training - 18 October 2012
    Cardiff - Read more »
  • Dr Wendy Lawson – Friendships & Relationships - 20 October 2012
    Cotswold Hall Kings Centre Osney Mead Oxford OX2 0ES - Read more »
  • NAS National Annual General Meeting - 24 October 2012
    British Museum, London. - Read more »

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