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 www.profit-ability.eventbrite.com or to receive further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01142536746 and leave a message.
Message for parents and carers from the Autism Education Trust
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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/G3LMDVN
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.
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
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 https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/play
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 http://www.shu.ac.uk/prospectus/course/569/
Filling the Autism Gap: John Waite explores why parents feel compelled to turn to unproven ‘treatments’ for autism http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0499dl7
A report on the significant failings in assessment units that are putting disabled children and young people at risk. see July 15th podcast at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/today
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 http://107daysofaction.wordpress.com/
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 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04581j9
If you are interested in knowing more about the new Sheffield Institute of Education in which The Autism Centre is situated then you can access a short video about it at http://vimeo.com/95968341?dm_i=5MD,2HIOX,G1ZBGB,91VID,1