MA (Autism Spectrum)

There is still time to apply for the October intake for the MA (Autism Spectrum) at Sheffield Hallam University Oct 1st 5pm is the start of Critical Reflections on Autism and Asperger Syndrome and Oct 2nd 5pm for Autism, Policy and Practice. For more information contact the course leader Anja Rutten at

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Free event on Disability and Employment

Please note that this is not an Autism Centre Event

A message from Kathryn Ann Littlewood of Just the Job, Disability Sheffield

We would like to invite you to a fantastic and completely free conference and networking event at Sheffield Town Hall on 8th Sept 2014: ‘Profit-Ability: Because equal employment is good business’.

This will be a chance for businesses and other employers to come together to hear about the amazing potential and untapped talents that Disabled people have whilst learning how your organisation can increase productivity, be a better place to work and receive support for Disabled employees.

It would be great if you could let us know if you plan to attend by going to or to receive further information, please email or phone 01142536746 and leave a message.

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A survey request for parents and carers from the Autism Education Trust

Message for parents and carers from the Autism Education Trust

Dear Friend

The AET is currently piloting some resources for parents and carers focusing on working with their child’s school and finding a school for their child with autism or Asperger syndrome.

If you are a parent or carer, we would be very grateful if you could spend 5 minutes to answer a short survey to tell us what you think about the resources.

The survey can be found at:

The survey closes on the 15th of August.

If you are not a parent or carer, please could you forward this e-mail to any parent or carer that you may know.

Thank you in anticipation.

Best regards,

The AET parent resources development team

We hope you would like to continue receiving the AET correspondence. For any further information and feedback please contact us at

Autism Education Trust, 393 City Road, London, EC1V 1NG
T: 0207 903 3650

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New free course on play at the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is offering a free online course entitled ‘Exploring play: The importance in everyday life’. The course includes a section on ‘Disability and Play’ (week 5)  that features The Autism Centre’s own Jill Smith.

The course starts on September 29th but you can book now.  More information can be found at

Also don’t forget that for those with an interest in play and education Sheffield Hallam University offers a more in depth course. More information at

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House of Commons debate today on the education of children with autism

Information on the debate and the link to following it live can be found at

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Autism programmes on Radio 4 this week: catch up

Filling the Autism Gap: John Waite explores why parents feel compelled to turn to unproven ‘treatments’  for autism

A report on the significant failings in assessment units that are putting disabled children and young people at risk.  see July 15th podcast at

If you would like to read more about the campaign of Sara Ryan, her family and allies to secure justice for her son Connor (LB) then go to

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Professor Michael Rutter is on Radio 4 Tuesday 3rd June 9am

Professor Michael Rutter a major contributor to the autism field features on The Life Scientific on Radio 4 on Tuesday 3rd June at 9 am

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