New Survey Highlights Autistic Children Face a High Level of Bullying in Hertfordshire Schools

The Hertfordshire branch of the National Autistic Society (HARC) Hertfordshire, UK – survey carried out in the local area asked parents their opinions about school provision for their autistic children. The Comet 24 reports that: “59 per cent of respondents said they had been bullied.” It was also reported that 1 in 10 parents found […]

Pioneering centre serving the adult autistic community in Cambridge opens

The doors of a new pioneering centre,  named after the late wife of  Nirma Sethia, located in Cambridge, UK  opened it doors.  At a cost of £1.5m ,the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre has been made possible thanks to the Autism Research Trust (ART) and the National Autistic Society (NAS) who received a grant from the N Sethia Foundation to […]

Autism project to be showcased at Cornwall Council HQ

Truro, Cornwall – the Cornwall Autism Training Project was launched in 2009, and is being celebrated at a special lunch hosted by Cornwall Council at New County Hall in Truro on Tuesday, April 22. The project, funded by Cornwall Council, was spearheaded by the National Autistic Society and worked in collaboration with Cornwall Autism Partnership. […]

Supported housing scheme for young people with autism nominated for award

Willow House development in Midsomer Norton, UK – A supported housing scheme for people with autism has been nominated for a national UK Housing Award. The new build by social housing landlord Curo supports young adults with autism and Asperger syndrome. Willow House has made it to the finals of the Small Development of the […]

Wear your onesie for the National Autistic Society

National Autistic Society (NAS) – have launched ‘Onesie Wednesday’ for World Autism Awareness Day April 2. On April 2 the NAS would like everyone to wear their onesies or pyjamas to support people with autism and to help raise awareness. ‘Onesie Wednesday® was created to encourage people in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to show […]

The National Autistic Society ‘Push for Action’ campaign raised in Parliament

National Autistic Society (NAS), UK, Push for Action – is a campaign which aims to improve services for adults who are on the autistic spectrum. The NAS ‘Push for Action’ campaign was raised in Parliament during the Health questions session. The Push for Action blog reports on how Angela Smith MP asked the Secretary of […]

National Autistic Society (NAS) are Campaigning with People in Nottingham to Save Local Autism Service

NAS, UK – are campaigning with local people from Nottingham to save the Adults with Asperger’s Team. The NAS report that the team have supported at least 10 per cent of the adult population living with Asperger syndrome in the county. They state on their website: ‘Nottinghamshire County Council is considering disbanding the team as […]

Tim Crosley from Wimbledon raises £10,000 for the National Autistic Society

Tim Crosley is a lawyer from Wimbledon, UK and conducted a Christmas Carol Concert at St Clement Danes Church on the Strand in Westminster, London on December 4. Mr Crosley as well as being a lawyer also acts as Director for the EC4 Music group which consists of 120 singers. During the events he was […]

Sue James from Isle of Man, UK, talks about ‘A Sense of Calm’

A Sense of Calm is a 60 minute DVD which features, ‘6 tracks of specially-created, flowing images, set to specially-composed music, designed to promote relaxation through sensory stimulation.’ Each DVD also comes with a booklet which gives information on how best to use the DVD. At present ‘A Sense of Calm’ is being used in […]

Giant button, ‘Jenson’ hits Barrow-in-Furness to ‘Push for Action’ for People with Autism

A giant 2-ft button, nicknamed Jensen, who is the mascot of the National Autistic Society’s (NAS) ‘Push for Action’ campaign arrived in Barrow-in-Furness on Wednesday 23rd October. The campaign aims at improving support for adults with autism. The Furness NAS Branch hosted the awareness raising event in the Forum, Duke Street. Members of the public […]