Campaigning

Recruitment for Young Campaigners Group

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The National Autistic Society’s Young Campaigners Group is looking for several members between 13-19 years old to join the group for a new year. Read more »

Help the Somerset Youth fund through the #somersetselfie campaign

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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 »

Careless campaign to take action on social care today

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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

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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.
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Dr Carole Buckley appointed Clinical Champion for Autism

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The Royal College of General Practitioners have appointed Dr Carole Buckley, a GP with a clinical practice in Bristol and mother to a son with autism, as their Clinical Champion for Autism. Read more »

Parliamentary debate about the Autism Strategy

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An important debate about the Autism Strategy took place in Westminster on Wednesday 5th March as the Government is finalises the Adult Autism Strategy. Read transcipts and commentary on the debate.
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Review to strengthen redress for new SEN system

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The Government recently announced a review into the redress and complaints arrangements for Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans, part of the sweeping reforms to the English Special Educational Needs (SEN) system being introduced by the Children and Families Bill. Read more »

Push for Action Christmas update

Mark Lever, Chief Executive, National Autistic Society, provides a Christmas update on the Push for Action campaign and offers his gratitude for all the work that local people have contributed to make it such a success. Read more »

Jenson pushes for action

Follow ‘Jenson’ the travelling Push For Action button on his journey across the country to raise awareness for the National Autistic Society campaign, Push For Action. Read more »

Gary Maule recognised as Public Sector Hero

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Gary Maule, a local police community support officer (PCSO), has won the Public Sector Hero category in the Heart of Somerset Community Awards for his work with young people with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Read more »

Autism Alliance

The Autism Alliance is the UK organisation for specialist autism charities which supports many thousands of adults and children with autism across the UK. Read more »

Scope

We work with disabled people and their families. We offer practical support – from information services to education and everyday care. Read more »

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education

The Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE) is an independent centre, set up in 1982, actively supporting inclusive education as a human right of every child. Read more »

Grow Your Tenner 2013 campaign

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Localgiving.com, a website for small, local charities and community groups, has announced the Grow Your Tenner 2013 campaign, which aims to turn £500,000 from the Cabinet Office into over £1 million for grass roots charities across England. Read more »

Petition challenges Work Capability Assessment

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Dick Ackworth has launched a petition www.iagreewithdick.org to challenge the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) for those with mental health issues. Read more »

Somerset carer wins national award

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Brenda Prentice, carer, campaigner and trustee for Somerset Community Care Matters at Mind in Taunton and West Somerset, has won the 2013 Unpaid Carer Award at the Great British Care Awards. Read more »

Autistic intelligence

Autistic intelligence is a loosely affiliated not-for-profit educational social enterprise comprised of worldwide experts in aspects of autism dedicated to a global recognition and accommodation of autistic intelligence. Read more »

R-word campaign

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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 »

Campaign to limit use of restraint in hospital

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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 »

Local progress in implementing the adult autism strategy

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The National Autistic Society have developed an online tool so you can see how your local authoritiy reports on the actions they have taken on the implementation of the adult autism stategy. Read more »

Push For Action

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The NAS campaign,’Push for Action,’ will involve campaigners at a local and national level to call for accelerated delivery and improved local implementation of the adult autism strategy to ensure adults with autism get the support they need. Read more »

Barnardos

Barnardos supports families in many ways including fostering and adoption, disability and coping with domestic violence. Read more »

Action for Children

Action for Children supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK. Read more »

Every Disabled Child Matters

Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) is a campaign to get rights and justice for every disabled child. Read more »