Monthly Archives: September 2012

NAS present an evening with Jennifer Cook O’Toole

The NAS is presenting an evening with author Jennifer Cook O’Toole in Manchester, October 22nd 2012. The evening is described by the NAS as an: unique opportunity to hear Jennifer share the unique teaching strategies, parenting perspectives and ‘Aspie’ insight that has … Continue reading

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The “A” Team Winter Social For People with Aspergers Syndrome 10th November

Including Disco & Buffet at Burton Hall, The Burton Street Foundation, 57 Burton Street, Hillsborough, Sheffield S6 2HH On Saturday 10th November , 7.30pm to 10.30pm , Cost £5 (pay on the door) Open to all “A” Team members and … Continue reading

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Website for travelling with a child with autism – this is a non profit website designed to encourage families of children with autism to explore the world. Lots of useful tips

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Registration open for Talking Autism, Sex and Sexuality 10th November 2012

Free Event: Register now at Please circulate this information The behaviours of young men with the labels of autism can sometimes be interpreted mistakenly as ‘sexual’ by those around them and lead to restrictive outcomes for the young men … Continue reading

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Changes at The Autism Centre: Farewell Sue Chantler…Hello Mitzi Waltz

There are changes at The Autism Centre as we say farewell to Sue Chantler who retires from Sheffield Hallam on Thursday 27th September. As teacher, headteacher, academic, colleague and friend Sue has been active in autism in Sheffield for many … Continue reading

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Julia Bascom: Respecting Autism

In this lovely piece Julia Bascom, identified here as an autistic woman, dispells some of the myths of autism and emphasises the connections with people described as neurotypical rather than the differences. Essential reading. Respecting Autism

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Elastic Laces : useful tip

The Special Needs Jungle has a good idea for those of you struggling with conventional shoe laces: elastic laces.

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