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  • New Employment Toolkit is Ambitious about Autism

    New Employment Toolkit is Ambitious about Autism

    Autistic job seekers are among the most disadvantaged, with just 22% of people with autism in full-time paid employment, the lowest of all disabled groups. The charities Ambitious about Autism and The Autism Education Trust have launched their Transition to Employment Toolkit to support disadvantaged autistic young people into the job market, following the Coronavirus pandemic.

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  • Mencap Call to Transform Care

    Mencap Call to Transform Care

    National charity Mencap are asking for your support to call on the government to keep its promise after the Winterbourne scandal to support people with a learning disabilty and/or autism to move out of inpatient units and back into the community.

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  • Wellbeing Workshops For Young Autistic Women

    Wellbeing Workshops For  Young Autistic Women

    Young women who have autism are invited to take part in a new series of free online sessions starting on June 8th to July 13th designed to improve wellbeing and creativity. The workshops offered by Access Space will help participants explore and practice techniques such as breath work and meditation and will also give the chance to share experience.

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  • Neurodevelopmental Services Workshop

    Neurodevelopmental Services Workshop

    Are you are you a parent/carer of a child or young person with autism or other neurodevelopment needs such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD)? If so you may be interested in a workshop taking place on Tuesday 23rd March designed to focus on improving neurodevelopmental services in the Sheffield area.

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  • Legal Right to Personal Health Budgets Survey

    Legal Right to Personal Health Budgets Survey

    The charity In Control has set up a survey to look at the delivery support tools for personal health budgets, focusing on the legal ‘Right to Have’. It will help the NHS understand how helpful / inclusive the tools are to ensure that people with learning disabilities and autistic people are included in the legal ‘Right to Have’. The closing date is Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

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  • Artworks Competition

    Artworks Competition

    ArtWorks Together is an international competition,established by ArtWorks South Yorkshire, offering adults with learning disabilities and/or autism the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents to gain the recognition they deserve. There are cash prizes for the winning entries and selected submissions will be exhibited at Wentworth Woodhouse. Entry closes on 12 February 2021

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  • At a Glance Calendar Of Events

    At a Glance Calendar Of Events

    Sheffield Voices, our learning disability group at Disability Sheffield, has produced a useful calendar (pictured) which provides an overview of free weekly events on Zoom for people with learning disabilities and/or autism to mingle, make new friends and enjoy interesting activities.

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  • January Grab and Go and Be Health Aware Sessions

    January Grab and Go and Be Health Aware Sessions

    Speakup are continuing to raise awareness about their new Covid 19 Grab and Go sheet . If you have a learning disability or autism and need to go into hospital because of Coronavirus the Grab and Go sheet gives the information doctors and nurses need. Online sessions are scheduled for 19th & 20th January.

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  • Creativity In Lockdown Exhibition

    Creativity In Lockdown Exhibition

    Artists with learning disabilities and autism from South Yorkshire based arts organisation Artworks have organised a virtual gallery showcasing the artworks they have created whilst shielding during lockdown. There are 70 artists involved and pieces vary in style and medium, including both two and three-dimensional work.

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  • 'Grab and Go' Goes Online This Week

    'Grab and Go'  Goes Online This Week

    Speakup are raising awareness about the new Covid 19 Grab and Go sheet this week. If you have a learning disability or autism and need to go into hospital because of Coronavirus the Grab and Go sheet gives the information doctors and nurses need. Book a Grab and Go session on Zoom taking place every day this week from 11am to 12 noon.

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