Monthly Archives: July 2014

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 … Continue reading

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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 http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/backbench-business-committee/news/mps-debate-provision-of-education-for-children-with-autism/

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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 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 … Continue reading

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