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PIP Workshops

posted 28 Jan 2019, 13:00 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 28 Jan 2019, 13:02 ]

Personal Independence Payment Workshops (PIP, DLA & ESA)

         Dates:      Wednesday, 27th March & 29th May 2019

         Time:       10am-2.30pm

         Venue:    Burnley Fire Station, 

                          Belvedere Rd, Burnley, BB10 3AA                                     

 

Do you feel overwhelmed at the thought of completing benefit forms?

Do you find the application process confusing?

The Adult Support team are holding workshops for members of Action for ASD, with a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome (AS) or High Functioning Autism (HFA) or parents, partners or carers, completing benefit forms on behalf of members.  

During the workshop we will explain the best way to complete the form and answer any questions you have regarding your application. 

The workshop Costs: £5 for members, or parents /partners of members,£10 for individuals going through diagnosis, and £15 for any professionals who attend the training. Payable prior to attendance. 

Please note this payment is non-refundable due to commitment by staff to provide the service.

Places are limited. To confirm your place, please call Adult Services on 01282 415455 ext. 2 or email adults@actionasd.org.uk.

 

Ladies Support Group

posted 28 Jan 2019, 12:35 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 28 Jan 2019, 12:42 ]

Action for ASD's Adult Service will be holding a ladies only support session for our female members, aged 16+, with a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome (AS) or High Functioning Autism (HFA). 

The Ladies Support Group will take place every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, between 10am - 12pm at the Autism Resource Centre in Burnley. 

The small support group is a chance to meet with other like minded people, reduce isolation, boost your confidence and give you the opportunity to try a variety of different creative activities in a safe and relaxed environment.  

To register your interest in joining this small group, or for more information, please call the Adult Services Team on 01282 415 455 Ext.2 or email adults@actionasd.org.uk.

Feb & March Booking Forms Now Available!

posted 27 Jan 2019, 09:49 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 27 Jan 2019, 09:55 ]

Session booking forms for February & March term-time and 
February holidays are 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.

January 2019 Session Booking Form

posted 7 Dec 2018, 03:25 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 7 Dec 2018, 03:26 ]

Session booking forms for January 2018 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.

Job Vacancy: Clinical Psychologist - extended contract length

posted 9 Nov 2018, 06:43 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 9 Nov 2018, 06:50 ]

We would like to inform you that we have extended the contract length for the above position to 2 years. 

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist to work within Action for ASD’s Adult Diagnostic Services team. The role involves assessing and diagnosing (using relevant tools) adults referred to the service presenting with signs of Autism Spectrum Conditions, without Learning Disability. Referrals to our service typically come either from self-referral, GP or from local Mental Health Services.

The post holder will be able to develop the role over time and will receive specialist supervision in Autism and diagnosis from our Chartered Clinical Psychologist in line with HCPC and BPS requirements. The role will also include consultation with external agencies, making appropriate recommendations and informing care plans where appropriate. There is also opportunity to be involved with developing and delivering training packages to other professionals, families and carers. 

The post will be based at the Action for ASD Autism Resource Centre in Burnley, however occasional visits to client’s homes will be necessary. There is the opportunity for further professional development with this post and access to training and membership to the National Special Interest group.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement (if applicable).

Action for ASD is committed to safeguarding adults and children and all successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Check with the disclosure and barring service.

For further details, please click on the Job Pack link below.

Please note that all applications are to be made via the NHS Jobs website. Click here to be re-directed to the NHS Jobs website.

Session Booking Forms: Nov & Dec 18 now available

posted 25 Oct 2018, 04:11 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 25 Oct 2018, 04:15 ]

Session booking forms for November & December 2018 are now available! 

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

The documents 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.

Job Vacancy: Extended closing date - now 16th November 2018

posted 17 Oct 2018, 06:08 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 25 Oct 2018, 04:01 ]

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist to work within Action for ASD’s Adult Diagnostic Services team. The role involves assessing and diagnosing (using relevant tools) adults referred to the service presenting with signs of Autism Spectrum Conditions, without Learning Disability. Referrals to our service typically come either from self-referral, GP or from local Mental Health Services.

The post holder will be able to develop the role over time and will receive specialist supervision in Autism and diagnosis from our Chartered Clinical Psychologist in line with HCPC and BPS requirements. The role will also include consultation with external agencies, making appropriate recommendations and informing care plans where appropriate. There is also opportunity to be involved with developing and delivering training packages to other professionals, families and carers. 

The post will be based at the Action for ASD Autism Resource Centre in Burnley, however occasional visits to client’s homes will be necessary. There is the opportunity for further professional development with this post and access to training and membership to the National Special Interest group.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement (if applicable).

Action for ASD is committed to safeguarding adults and children and all successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Check with the disclosure and barring service.

For further details, please click on the Job Pack link below.

Please note that all applications are to be made via the NHS Jobs website. Click here to be re-directed to the NHS Jobs website.

October Holiday Booking Form

posted 21 Sep 2018, 07:52 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 21 Sep 2018, 07:52 ]

Session Booking Form for October holidays are now available!

Please click on the link below to download the booking form for the October holiday sessions.. 

The document details 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.

Job Vacancy: Clinical Psychologist (NHS Band 7 equivalent)

posted 21 Sep 2018, 05:37 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 17 Oct 2018, 05:22 ]

An opportunity has arisen for a qualified HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist to work within Action for ASD’s Adult Diagnostic Services team. The role involves assessing and diagnosing (using relevant tools) adults referred to the service presenting with signs of Autism Spectrum Conditions, without Learning Disability. Referrals to our service typically come either from self-referral, GP or from local Mental Health Services.

The post holder will be able to develop the role over time and will receive specialist supervision in Autism and diagnosis from our Chartered Clinical Psychologist in line with HCPC and BPS requirements. The role will also include consultation with external agencies, making appropriate recommendations and informing care plans where appropriate. There is also opportunity to be involved with developing and delivering training packages to other professionals, families and carers. 

The post will be based at the Action for ASD Autism Resource Centre in Burnley, however occasional visits to client’s homes will be necessary. There is the opportunity for further professional development with this post and access to training and membership to the National Special Interest group.

We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community.

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement (if applicable).

Action for ASD is committed to safeguarding adults and children and all successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Check with the disclosure and barring service.

For further details, please click on the Job Pack link below.

Please note that all applications are to be made via the NHS Jobs website. Click here to be re-directed to the website. The job reference you need to search for is J183-A-18-39406. 

Annual General Meeting 2018

posted 20 Sep 2018, 12:50 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 20 Sep 2018, 12:50 ]

Dear Members

I hope that Action for ASD is meeting your needs and that the provisions that we make benefit you.

It is once again time for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the trustees have to report to you on what we have been doing on your behalf.  As ever we invite you to attend or if this is not convenient, then give us your consent to continue as your trustees by completing the “proxy” forms provided.

As trustees we help to help guide the way that Action for ASD operates and what we do from year to year.  We are keen to recruit more trustees to steer us into the future.  We especially need to have people with skills or professional experience in all areas; including Fund raising, Marketing and Advertising. We would also like to recruit solicitors, doctors and teachers.  Trustees do not need to be parents but can be friends, family or anyone in the community.

Please help us to recruit some new trustees or put yourself forward if you have something to offer.  We meet about 6 times a year and we are rewarded by seeing the positive results and benefits that come from what we provide through Action for ASD.

Please click on the links below for details of the AGM or to complete a nomination or proxy form.

Thank you for your continued support.

Action for ASD Trustees

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