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Children’s Service: Autism Awareness Week 30th March-5th April 2020

posted 1 Apr 2020, 04:24 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 1 Apr 2020, 04:24 ]

To celebrate Autism Awareness week we will be uploading useful information several topics all week. If anyone would like to send me information to share/contribute just email children@actionasd.org.uk.

www.facebook.com/groups/ActionforASD and www.facebook.com/ActionforASD

Monday 30th March
Understanding Autism:-Information sharing for all the family. Explaining Autism to children.

Tuesday 31st March
Autism & Girls:-Information sharing well known women with a diagnosis of ASC.

Wednesday 1st April
Behaviour:-What causes behaviour? Strategies and crisis/support plans. ABC charts & the Iceberg.

Thursday 2nd April
Celebrating Autism:-Share positive stories & share information about famous autistic people.

Friday 3rd April
Communication:-Strategies to try. Visual timetables & social stories.

Saturday 4th April
Sensory:-What is sensory processing? How are we all coping staying in isolation?

Sunday 5th April
PDA & Anxiety:-What is PDA? How are we all coping anxiety wise? Strategies available.

Children’s Services Support Helplines & Emergency Contacts

posted 30 Mar 2020, 04:20 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 30 Mar 2020, 04:21 ]

We have put together a list of support services that you may find useful. Click on the link below for more information. 

If as a parent/carer you would like to request support or information please contact the children’s service on 07809 903 852 or email
children@actionasd.org.uk.

We will still be working hard to provide support via phone, email, social media, skype, our website and facebook where needed. Plus, we are planning some alternative ways to share training & support online. 

Please join our Facebook group if you are a children’s service member

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ActionforASD/?ref=share

Please share with anyone in East Lancashire or BwD who may need support during these difficult times. To request a membership form please email children@actionasd.org.uk

Thank you & stay safe 🙂
Robin, Karen and Amy 
Action for ASD’s Children Service


https://www.facebook.com/groups/ActionforASD/?ref=share

Coronavirus Information Links

posted 30 Mar 2020, 01:26 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 30 Mar 2020, 04:21 ]

Dear Members

Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic, Action for ASD has taken the decision to cancel all groups, coffee mornings and training events until further notice.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience but the health and safety of our staff and clients is paramount.

We will send out further updates via our mailing list, website and Facebook updates.

For the latest Government and NHS guidance, please click on the links below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

AGM 2019

posted 19 Oct 2019, 06:22 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 19 Oct 2019, 06:23 ]

Action for ASD's Annual General Meeting is due to take place on Monday 11th November at 6pm at our temporary offies at Northbridge House, Elm St Business Park, Burnley, BB1 1PD.

Click on the links below for further details! 

New Temporary Offices

posted 7 Oct 2019, 06:07 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 8 Oct 2019, 01:51 ]

As many of you are aware, due to the ongoing safety concerns regarding the structual condition of the chimney on Kings Mill, we still aren't permitted to use the Autism Resource Centre. As the chimney is a listed structure, National Heritage are in involved along with Burnley Council in talks with our landlord to find a solution to the current issues. Due the ongoing issues, we decided to rent temporary offices in Northbridge House, Elm St Business Park, Burnley, BB10 1PD until further notice. 

All diagnostic appointments will take place in one of the meetings rooms we have rented along with various other meetings and training events. Please check the online calendar or contact the relevant staff member to confirm where and when the social and activity sessions/groups will take place. 

Please note, due to the limited space and availability of rooms and staff members, we are not able to accomodate drop-ins from clients or professionals. If you need to speak to someone face-to-face, please contact the relevant staff member, details listed below, by either phone, text or email. Please do not just turn up at the office as you may be turned away and we wouldn't want to disappoint anyone by having to do this.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during these unforeseen circumstances. 

Our normal phone number of 01282 415455 will be diverted to the General Enquiries number at Northbridge House but staff have their own direct dial numbers at the new offices.
 
Permanent staff emails and temporary phone numbers below:

  Adult Services Email Phone
  General Enquires adults@actionasd.org.uk 01282 792 490
Michelle Crane Adult Service Manager michelle@actionasd.org.uk 01282 792 497
Jake Andrews Adult Support Worker jake@actionasd.org.uk 01282 792 496
Jane Hall Adult Support Worker jane@actionasd.org.uk 01282 792 492
  Children's Services Email Phone
  General Enquiries children@actionasd.org.uk 01282 792 490
Amy Whittle Children's Service Manager amy@actionasd.org.uk 01282 792 495
Robin Denton Ch. Service Assistant Manager robin@actionasd.org.uk 01282 792 493
Karen Hutz BwD Family Support Worker karen.hutz@actionasd.org.uk 07834 561 316
  General Enquires  Email Phone
Katie Whittle Action for ASD Admin Officer katie@actionasd.org.uk 01282 792 490
Diagnostic Services Email Phone
General Enquiries adultscreening@actionasd.org.uk 01282 792 490


Building closure update: ARC closed 23/08/19

posted 22 Aug 2019, 23:47 by Gemma Sampford

The survey of the chimney has now taken place and the Landlord is now waiting to receive the surveyors report. Once this has been received our Landlord will inform us of the findings. Until then, the building has been closed off by the council and is not accessible by anyone. 

Therefore we have no choice but to keep the ARC closed. Staff members will be working from home again today, Friday 23rd August and all sessions are cancelled until further notice. 

We will send out a further update over the weekend to confirm if the LBT sessions will be taking place next week. We apologise for the disruption to our services.

ARC closed due to health & safety

posted 22 Aug 2019, 01:47 by Gemma Sampford

The Autism Resource Centre is closed today as the chimney on the building is due to be inspected to determine how it can be made safe. 

We apologise for the inconvenience but the safety of our staff and members is paramount. All sessions at the ARC have been cancelled but staff members are working from home. If you need to contact a staff member please do so via email and they will respond as soon as possible.

Please check the website for updates, we will also send out emails to our mailing list as soon as we have any news. 

Session booking forms for June & July term time are now available!

posted 10 May 2019, 07:13 by Gemma Sampford

Please click on the links below to download the booking form for the children's sessions.

If you would like to attend sessions, please complete the booking form and return this to us so that we can confirm a place for your child/ren on the requested sessions.

Please return all booking forms to bookings@actionasd.org.uk
 
Due to increased numbers of children accessing our sessions, we are asking all parents to please use the booking system, as this means that we can allocate places as fairly as possible to all children. If you are struggling to complete the booking form and return it to us, please confirm your booking by email and sign the booking form when you come in to the first booked session.
 
Please note that if you would like to call in to the centre with completed forms or to collect a blank form from us, the office is usually staffed Monday-Friday between 10-3pm, but if you would like to come in at another time please phone beforehand to check that there will be a member of staff here to greet you.
 
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email or by contacting 01282 415455 if you would like more information

Understanding Autism & Diagnosis 2019 Workshops: July - Dec 19 Dates

posted 10 May 2019, 07:05 by Gemma Sampford

· Has your child recently been diagnosed with Autism/Autistic Spectrum Condition? Are you wondering what's next and would like some support?

· Has your child been referred to the paediatrician to have an assessment for Autism/ASC?

· Are you struggling to cope with the diagnosis process and would like to know about Autism/ASC?

This free 2 hour workshop will be a practical session with the opportunity to share your experiences with other parents and take away ideas, strategies and resources.

 

To book a place on one of the below events please contact the children’s service on

01282 415455  or email children@actionasd.org.uk.

Session booking form for the Summer Holidays is now available!

posted 10 May 2019, 06:57 by Gemma Sampford

Please click on the link below to download the booking form for the children's sessions.

If you would like to attend sessions, please complete the booking form and return this to us so that we can confirm a place for your child/ren on the requested sessions.

Please return all booking forms to bookings@actionasd.org.uk
 
Due to increased numbers of children accessing our sessions, we are asking all parents to please use the booking system, as this means that we can allocate places as fairly as possible to all children. If you are struggling to complete the booking form and return it to us, please confirm your booking by email and sign the booking form when you come in to the first booked session.
 
Please note that if you would like to call in to the centre with completed forms or to collect a blank form from us, the office is usually staffed Monday-Friday between 10-3pm, but if you would like to come in at another time please phone beforehand to check that there will be a member of staff here to greet you.
 
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email or by contacting 01282 415455 if you would like more information.

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