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AGM 2021

posted 31 Aug 2021, 06:44 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 31 Aug 2021, 06:44 ]

Action for ASD's Annual General Meeting is due to take place on Monday 20th September 2021 at 7pm via Zoom. For more information please see the attached flyers.

Children's Activity Sessions & Job Vacancies

posted 13 May 2021, 01:32 by Gemma Sampford

We are pleased to announce we are now recruiting staff for our children's activity sessions which are due to be back up and running from mid June 21! 

Due to the charity being evacuated for safety concerns from our previous resource centre at Kings Mill in August 2019 and then the pandemic lockdowns, our popular and much needed activity sessions stopped. Kings Mill is still closed due to the safety concerns relating to the unsafe chimney.

We now have a new Autism Support Centre based at King Edward House, 9 Finsley Gate, Burnley, BB11 2HA. The building is split into to parts and the children's activity sessions will be held in the annex which will be specifically set up for the children's activities! More details about the building will be sent out soon.

We are very excited to get our services back up and running in a face to face environment. In order to do this we have created a new position within the charity, a new Children’s Activity Programme Supervisor. This role has been created to oversee the running of the activity sessions. The job description is attached below along with a Family Support Worker vacancy and Play Support Worker vacancies.

Please pass this information on to anyone who may be interested in applying. All applications need to be submitted via the NHS jobs website. The links to the adverts are below.

Activity Programme Supervisor. Reference number B0390-21-836

Family Support Worker. Reference number B0390-21-4993

Children's Play Worker. Reference number B0390-21-6482

Please note, we do accept applications from members but please bare in mind that parents/relatives are not permitted to work on the same sessions which family members attend.

Children's Service Autism Awareness Week Activities

posted 29 Mar 2021, 07:26 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 29 Mar 2021, 07:42 ]

World Autism Awareness Week 2021 is taking place 29 March – 4 April. 

The last year has been incredibly hard for everyone but for some autistic children, young people and their families it’s been a nightmare due to the changing routines, high levels of anxiety and general disruption to everyday life.

Monday 29th March

Please come along to our parent and carer support group at 1.30pm, this is a chance to meet other parents and carers and also speak with a member of the team.

Tuesday 30th March

Sensory Differences

What is sensory processing?

Strategies and ideas 

Wednesday 31st March

Understanding and Managing Behaviour

What causes behaviour?

Strategies and crisis/support plans. ABC charts & the Iceberg

Thursday 1st April

Education, EHCP

We will share information around education and EHCP’s as well as useful tips around struggles within the school environment

Friday 2nd April

For World Autism Awareness Week 2021 we’d like the children and young people to explain in their way what it’s like being autistic. This could be done by drawing, crafts, poetry, writing, a short film, photos of projects i.e. Minecraft, gaming, general sharing of their interests. Everyone who takes part will get a certificate. Every autistic person is different and while they may experience some challenges, they also have many strengths and talents that we’d love to celebrate. 

Please just add submissions under our Facebook post or email them to children@actionasd.org.uk for us to share (with permission of course)

Understanding and Celebrating Autism

Information sharing for all the family.

We would like to hear your experiences & we will share information about some amazing autistic advocates

Saturday 3rd April


Strategies to try

Visual timetables & social stories

Sunday 4th April

PDA & Anxiety

What is PDA? Pathological demand avoidance! How are we all coping anxiety wise?

Strategies will be shared

For more information please email children@actionasd.org.uk or call 07809903852, or the office on 01282 415455. Please note the office will be closed over Easter Weekend.

Click on the link below for further details.

Adult Service: Autism Awareness Week Activities

posted 28 Mar 2021, 14:11 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 28 Mar 2021, 14:11 ]

You are invited to join us during this very special week of the year. This is an opportunity to get to know about the Adult Services Team at Action for ASD. You'll be able to meet our staff and learn what services and support our team provides for Adults on the Autism Spectrum. We'd also like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about Autism, and hopefully to have some fun!

For further details about the activities we have planned, please see the flyer below.

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.

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