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Annual General Meeting

posted 29 Dec 2020, 08:59 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 29 Dec 2020, 08:59 ]

Action for ASD's Annual General Meeting is due to take place on Monday 18th January 2021 at 8pm via Zoom. For more information please see the attached flyers.

Children's Services during Covid-19 pandemic

posted 5 Jun 2020, 08:20 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 5 Jun 2020, 08:20 ]

Don't forget our online services are available during the Covid-19 pandemic. Please click on the links below for more details.

Keep safe and sane!

Children's Services: Online Hub

posted 5 Jun 2020, 07:51 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 5 Jun 2020, 08:20 ]

WHEN: Every Monday from 1.30pm and every 1st & 3rd Wednesday from 8.30pm 

 ‘Zoom’ It can be downloaded at https:// zoom.us/

The link to our zoom meeting will be available in our Action for ASD children’s service members Facebook private group event 
www.facebook.com/groups/actionforasd or via texting 07809 903 852 

•    Catch up and chat with other parents/carers & our support workers
•    Access to information & support
•    Learn new positive strategies
•    Find out what other support services are available In your area
•    Access to training 

COVID-19: Guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

posted 26 Apr 2020, 23:42 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 26 Apr 2020, 23:42 ]

The government has released guidance for care staff who are supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Click on the link velow for more details.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments

posted 21 Apr 2020, 06:46 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 21 Apr 2020, 07:06 ]

The government has published advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support.

Click on the links below for further details.

Autism Research into Practice - Free to parents/carers

posted 15 Apr 2020, 04:58 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 15 Apr 2020, 04:58 ]

Friday 26th June 2020

Please note this event is now going live. Access this event online, remotely from your safe space! 

Now FREE to parent/carers. 

The inaugural IMPACT autism symposium. With Dame Stephanie Shirley to celebrate her leading support for autism research.

Keynote speakers presenting on: Autism Research into Practice:  innovative solutions to empower children with autism and their families/caregivers. 

Click on the flyer below for more details.

Adult Ladies Support Group on Facebook

posted 9 Apr 2020, 04:23 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 9 Apr 2020, 04:23 ]

In light of current events and for the foreseeable future, staff at Action for ASD are launching a ladies support group on Facebook, to take place on Monday each week (unless otherwise arranged).

If you would like to join us, please email Jane or Michelle for more information.

The aim of the group is to help you feel connected, to share our experiences, useful information, achievements, and promote a healthy frame of mind and positive wellbeing.

Each week we will focus on a specific topic chosen by our members, and occasionally led by our members too, in a safe and private space that we can all enjoy.

For further details click on the link below to download the flyer.

Family Resources

posted 9 Apr 2020, 02:38 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 9 Apr 2020, 02:39 ]

We have sourced a few different resource packs to help families deal with self-isolating and anxiety. There is a lot of useful information and printable resources. Don't forget to check out the links in the resource packs.

We hope you find them useful. Keep Safe!

Coping with the Coronavirus Crisis - Resilience for Families Under Pressure

posted 9 Apr 2020, 01:05 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 9 Apr 2020, 01:10 ]

Learn useful psychology-based strategies to help your family cope during the current crisis and beyond.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020
19:00 – 19:30 
About this Event
If you're a family with one or more autistic children, you may be facing extra challenges at home because of the impact of the Coronavirus crisis. Your usual sources of support may be unavailable or difficult to access. Perhaps you're feeling like it's all a bit too much!

Click here for further information

The webinar will be hosted online. All you need is access to the internet via a tablet, laptop or PC. Closer to the event date you will be sent a link for joining the webinar so please make sure you provide the correct email address when booking.

Covid-19 Hospital Passport

posted 9 Apr 2020, 00:28 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 9 Apr 2020, 00:36 ]

NHS East Lancashire want to encourage all individuals with learning disabilities and/or Autism or their carers to complete this hospital Passport. It should be conveyed to hospital with them. 

Traditionally a hospital passport has been used to support people with learning disabilities and/or Autism should they be admitted to hospital. It communicates their likes, dislikes, communication issues, how they express pain etc. 

This one has been developed by Learning Disability England to support the current Coronavirus crisis.

Click on the link below to download the passport

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