Autism Somerset e-bulletin September 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

  • National Autistic Society Annual General Meeting and Family Day 2013
    The National Autistic Society (NAS) Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Family Day will be held on Saturday 23 November 2013 at the National Space Centre in Leicester. Read more »
  • Introducing Michelle Payne
    Michelle Payne is the newly appointed Area Manager responsible for all adult services, provided by the National Autistic Society, across the South West. Read more »
  • Minehead support and social group
    This support and social group, based in Minehead, is for people on the Autism/Asperger Spectrum and their carers. Read more »
  • Have your say on local Children’s Centre Services
    Somerset County Council is inviting the public to have its say on how Children’s Centre Services could operate in the future. Read more »
  • Improving access to psychological therapies for children and young people in Somerset
    Somerset Partnership's Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) has been successful in their application to join the Children and Young People's Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) national programme. Read more »
  • NICE quality standard on autism consultation
    The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has launched a consultation on its draft quality standard on autism in children, young people and adults. Read more »
  • NICE Clinical Guideline CG170: management of autism in children and young people
    This clinical guideline offers best practice advice on the care of children and young people with autism. Read more »
  • NICE Quality Standard QS39: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    This quality standard covers the diagnosis and management of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children aged 3 years and older, young people and adults. Read more »
  • Royal College to recruit clinical champions for autistic spectrum disorders
    The Royal College of General Practioners (RCGP) is seeking to recruit for senior clinicians to provide clinical leadership for autistic spectrum disorders, health inequalities and perinatal mental health. Read more »
  • Front-line Leaders programme
    The National Skills Academy for Social Care runs this programme, which helps front-line workers to develop leadership skills to drive innovation and service improvement. There are two new cohorts of this programme taking place from November. Read more »
  • Feeling Safe, Keeping Safe
    These practical guidelines, published by the Office of the Children's Commissioner, explore what secondary schools can do to keep their students safe from harm. They are drawn from the experience of six schools judged to have done exceptional work in this field. Read more »
  • Share examples of good practice – looked-after children
    The NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care is looking for examples that demonstrate high quality practice in supporting the health and wellbeing of looked-after children and young people which will feature in a new online resource to support service improvement in this area. Read more »
  • October’s autism friendly films
    'Planes', 'Turbo' are the Autism Friendly films being shown at Cineworld, ODEON and Vue Cinemas in October. Read more »

Forthcoming local events

  • Super Safe Living on the Autistic Spectrum
    7 October 2013
    Rose Green Centre, 65 Gordon Road, Whitehall, Bristol, BS5 7DR
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Learn the skills to boost your confidence
    10, 17 and 23 October 2013
    The Bay Centre, Cassis Close, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 1NN
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Mental Health - Getting the best for the South West
    16 October 2013
    Somerset County Cricket Club, St James St, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Registered Care Providers Association Annual Care Seminar
    20 November 2013
    Somerset County Cricket Ground, St James St, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JT ‎
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • 14-25 ASD Transition Group
    29 November 2013
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Developing services locally for adults with autism spectrum conditions
    10 December 2013
    Winter Gardens Pavillion, Royal Parade, Weston Super Mare, BS23 1AJ
    Read more » | Map of venue

Forthcoming national events

  • Asperkids to Adulthood: Loving, Understanding, Teaching
    5 October 2013
    Thames Hall, The Kings Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Autism Alliance Conference 2013
    9 October 2013
    Central Hall Westminster, London, SW1H 9NH
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Caring for the Younger Generation: Delivering Outcomes, Supporting Lives
    24 October 2013
    Manchester Conference Centre, Weston Building, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Action on Disability 2013 – Fulfilling Potential, Supporting Independence
    12 November 2013
    Manchester Conference Centre, Weston Building, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • NHS Quality of Care: putting the patient at the heart of healthcare
    19 November 2013
    America Square Conference Centre, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Autism Plus: Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in autism
    4 December 2013
    Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
    Read more » | Map of venue
  • Autistic Intelligence conference 2014
    6 January 2014
    Auden Rooms, Hotel La Tour, Birmingham, B5 5JE
    Read more » | Map of venue

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