Monthly Archives: October 2011

SCOPE critique of changes to DLA

Scope has today issued its critique of the government’s plans to change from DLA to Personal Independence Payments in 2013. The principles sound positive but in practice this new system may well have very negative consequences for people on the … Continue reading

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Sheffield Autism Conference: Getting it Right

Saturday 26th November 2011. Talbot Specialist School, Sheffield. Speakers include, Nick Hodge, Matthew Hesmondhalgh, Ros Blackburn and Melanie Peter Also includes workshops on communication, drama, autism from the student’s perspective, strategies for support and the parent perspective on getting it … Continue reading

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NICE guidleines avaialable now: Autism: recognition, referral and diagnosis of children and young people on the autism spectrum

  The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has now produced its recommendations for clinical practice in the recognition, referral and diagnosis of children and young people on the autism spectrum. These are avaialable in the form of full … Continue reading

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Request for participants for study into food preferences and eating behaviour

Research is being conducted at Sheffield Hallam University which is collecting information on food preferences and eating behaviour in children who are on the autism spectrum compared to those who are not. Children with and without autism have varied food … Continue reading

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