Contact your MP to request support for the LB Bill

I have written to Nick Clegg to ask for his sponsorship of  and support for the LB Bill. This is in response to a campaign calling on disabled people, their families and allies to encourage their MPs to do so. Even if an MP has already been contacted the more people they hear from then the more attention they need to pay to the issue. The LB Bill seeks to secure equality of rights and choice for disabled people and their families. It is very easy to contact your MP and all the information and links you need can be found at https://lbbill.wordpress.com/.

Tomorrow is an important day for the Bill (details in the link above) so the more MPs we can contact today the better.

Best Wishes

Nick Hodge

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Free event: John Armstrong-Ward on Asperger Syndrome and Sensory Issues

Please note that this is not an Autism Centre event

The Sheffield Autism Research Lab are pleased to announce that John Armstrong-Ward will be giving the next talk in our ‘Distinguished Speaker in Autism’ public lecture series. John’s talk is entitled “Aspergers a personal perspective: Looking at life with Aspergers and understanding sensory issues faced on a daily basis.” This will take place on Monday the 6th of July at 3pm, and will be followed by refreshments. Please note that this lecture will take place in the Psychology department lecture theatre (venue details attached).

If you would like to attend the talk please sign up for a free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autism-public-lecture-john-armstrong-ward-tickets-16313752874?ref=estw

Please feel free to distribute this information to anyone who may be interested in attending.

We hope to see you there.

Kind regards,

Abby

(on behalf of ShARL)

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Research into how health professionals communicate with children with autism. If you are outside of Sheffield can you help?

Hi everyone – my name is Anna Westaway and I am studying for a MA in Autism Spectrum at Sheffield Hallam University. I am writing a dissertation study on parents’ experiences of how healthcare professionals communicate with children with autism.  I’m interested in what healthcare appointments are like for your child (easy/stressful/frightening) and whether the professionals’ communication and interaction affects how your child feels.  The study has been approved by Sheffield Hallam University’s ethics committee. I would like to invite families to take part who live in the UK (outside Sheffield) and have one or more child with a diagnosis of autism, aged up to 16.  If you would be willing to complete a questionnaire about your experiences – good or bad – I would love to hear from you.  I estimate that the questionnaire should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.

The link to the questionnaire is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Fqzu9QUIbShHW0j2wyBgTwO1y6rDiLLWCtHKT_xYRUQ/viewform?usp=send_form

You can contact me on anna.westaway@student.shu.ac.uk if you would like to know more or take part – please feel free to ask me any questions and I would be delighted to hear from you.

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Doncaster Local Authority are recruiting volunteers to offer telephone/online support to people with autism

Please note that this is not an Autism Centre venture

Doncaster Local Authority are recruiting volunteers to offer telephone/online support to people with autism

Details of what a volunteer would be expected to do can be found at http://braininhand.co.uk/mentoring-service/ . This service will be Doncaster based rather than Exeter however. The scheme has run very successfully in other parts of the country and mentors have found taking part to be a rich and rewarding experience.

If you are interested and would like further information then please email Katie Ainslie at  Katie.ainslie@doncaster.gov.uk or telephone 01302736691

 

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Lovely sibling interview by Caitlin with Charlotte who has autism on Radio 4

For those of you who missed it there was a lovely interview this morning between Caitlin who is non autistic and her autistic sister Charlotte. You will be able to hear it on catch up. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055g5j5

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Free Autism Event: Autism Fayre 2015. Please note that this is not an Autism Centre event

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Free Information session for parents and carers on how the law relating to SEN & Disability has changed

Please not that this is not an Autism Centre event

This is an invitation to come along to a free information session to learn about how the law relating to SEN & Disability has changed and how it might affect you and your family.

 The next 3 sessions are Mon 23rd Feb, Tues 24th March & Weds 29th April at the Quaker Meeting House (city centre near the Cathedral) 10.30 to 1.30 with a bite to eat available.

 To aid catering arrangements please contact us on either 0114 273 6009 or ed-parent.partnership@sheffield.co.uk and book on to the session of your choice.

 We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards,

Sheffield SEN & Disability, Information, Advice and Support
Sheffield City Council

 

 

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