While taking over an order of some of our sensory products, I was invited look around a new holiday centre on the Isle of Wight recently, The Hartlands hotel. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, there are so many ways that 'Autism Friendly' can go horribly wrong, from overly... read more →
A new guide has been launched to help adults with learning disabilities find employment. The guide, called Getting a Job, has been launched by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD), in partnership with The National Valuing Families Forum. An increasing number of people with learning disabilities want a job,... read more →
There is clear evidence that health checks detect unmet health need and lead to actions to address these needs, but half of all people with learning disabilities eligible for a health check are still not getting them. This report, signposts people to a number of resources that can help improve... read more →
From the Royal college of speech and language therapists press release Five good communication standards Reasonable adjustments to communication that individuals with learning disability and/or autism should expect in specialist hospital and residential settings Good communication underpins all these outcomes. Most people with learning disabilities have some speech,... read more →
NICE autism quality standard will help tackle 'real variation in care' NICE's new quality standard on autism will help services address the current variation in diagnosis and treatment of the disorder, according to experts. Autism is a lifelong condition affecting than half a million people in the UK. Of these... read more →
We are busy planning our next set of Autism Seminars for families. The seminars in October and November were very popular and received excellent feedback. Over the next few months we hope to bring you another 'understanding Autism' seminar, and to introduce a new seminar on 'managing anger'. As soon... read more →
We are really looking forward to this Saturday 9th of November, when the Isle of Wight Branch of the National Autistic Society will be having an information and fun day at Riverside Centre, Newport. There will be guest speakers, including and amazing vocal performance from a very talented young lady... read more →
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