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‘What Good Looks Like’ – have your say

The government wants to improve the lives of people with a learning disability and with autism. This work is called, ‘Building the Right Support’. Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council and the Local Government Association’s Research and Information team want your help to find out what people in our communities think good support looks like. […]

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Survey for carers of adults with learning disabilities or autism

Are you the carer of an adult with learning disabilities or autism who is or has been an inpatient in a mental health, learning disability or autism specialist hospital? As part of an NHS England funded project reviewing advocacy for people with autism and people with learning disabilities in hospital settings, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation […]

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Training for parent carers available

Do you care for a young person over the age of 16 with a learning disability? A free training workshop is available to you to help support them. The NHS England and NHS Improvement Learning Disability and Autism Programme is inviting family carers to take part in a workshop. Attending the workshop will help you […]

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Hope project helps parent carers

Caring Together was recently able to support more than 100 parents of children with autism from across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk to go through the Hope programme. And we are really pleased to see the feedback on the course showing how beneficial it was to the parents. The Hope programme was an online six-session self-management […]

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Support available for parents and carers of children with autism

Do you have a child with autism who is aged over 11? Would you like to share your experiences to support others and also get support from other people. There is support available to you online through Health Education England. You will be able to share your experiences of raising a child with autism, build […]

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National Autistic Society – guide for parents on the return to school

The National Autistic Society have provided information for parents as they prepare their child for the transition back to school. You can view this at www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/coronavirus/education-and-schools/guidance/a-guide-for-parents. There are also other resources in the section at www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/coronavirus/education-and-schools/guidance If you are a teacher you may also want to see www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/coronavirus/education-and-schools/guidance/a-guide-for-teachers

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Government clarifies guidance on exercise for people with autism or a learning disability

The government has amended national guidance (9 April 2020) on how often some people can leave their home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) was informed by the National Autistic Society, that going outside for exercise is very important to the health and wellbeing of many children and […]

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