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ARC closed due to health & safety

posted 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.

BwD Autism Information Sessions

posted 18 Apr 2019, 06:48 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 18 Apr 2019, 06:51 ]

Would you like some specific advice about autism and your child? 

Free one to one advice and guidance for parents/carers of children & young people who have a diagnosis of autism or are seeking a diagnosis.

See the attached flyer below for further details! 

Appointments must be booked in advance

To book a 45 minute appointment contact the children’s service on 01282 415455 or email children@actionasd.org.uk

May Holiday Booking Form

posted 18 Apr 2019, 06:23 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 18 Apr 2019, 06:26 ]

Session booking form for May Holidays is now available! 

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.

May Term-Time Booking Form

posted 10 Apr 2019, 07:16 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 10 Apr 2019, 07:50 ]

Session booking form for May term-time is now available! 

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

The document detail the weekly timetable on page 2, and has the booking form on page 1. 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.

Easter Holiday Booking Forms Now Available!

posted 1 Apr 2019, 05:18 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 1 Apr 2019, 05:21 ]

Session booking form for the Easter Holidays is now available! 

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

The document detail the weekly timetable on page 2, and has the booking form on page 1. 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.

Consultation period on the proposal to cease LBT funding - There's still time to have your views heard!

posted 20 Mar 2019, 11:41 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 20 Mar 2019, 11:46 ]

Dear Members

We are nearing the end of the consultation period on the proposal to cease LBT funding (the funding that currently funds our children's sessions).

Thank you to everyone that has completed the questionnaire and given your feedback on the impact this will have on you and your families. All replies will inform the report to Cabinet in May.

There are three separate questionnaires aimed at different groups – one each for parent carers, children and young people, and practitioners/providers. As these did not all go live at the same time, they will also end on different dates to ensure each group has a full 8 week consultation period:

Parents and carers                             28th January – 25th March

Practitioners                                      4th February – 1st April

Children and Young People                 11th February – 8th April

We would like to ask anyone that hasn't given their views to complete the online questionnaire at:

http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/consultation/responses/response.asp?ID=362 

Alternatively you can contact Sarah Deady directly on 01772 538 077 and she will post you a paper form.

So far LCC have had only a few replies from children and young people (CYP). Whilst they would expect fewer from this group, some parents may not be aware their children can also take part in the consultation. A copy of the CYP questionnaire is attached below. 

Thank you for your support.

Trustee Recruitment

posted 20 Mar 2019, 10:41 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 20 Mar 2019, 10:41 ]

Do you want to help secure the future for Action for ASD?

Do you want to have an input into the help and support provided by Action for ASD?

We have an excellent opportunity for you!

· Action for ASD are currently looking for Trustees who help steer and oversee the running of the charity.

· You will get to have your say.

· You will develop your skills.

· We need people who can work with others.

· We need people who can commit to meeting a few times each year with other trustees.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee or would like further information please contact David Preston, Action for ASD’s Chairperson via email at david@actionasd.org.uk.

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