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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.

Understanding Autism & Diagnosis 2019 Workshops

posted 15 Mar 2019, 11:27 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 15 Mar 2019, 11:27 ]

· 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.

 

Job Vacancy: Casual Play Workers

posted 15 Mar 2019, 09:30 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 15 Mar 2019, 09:31 ]

We are looking to expand our team of staff who work with children and young people with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Conditions at the Autism Resource Centre (ARC), Burnley. We want enthusiastic play workers to support our members in a range of different social and leisure activities at the ARC. We encourage both male and female applicants to apply.

If you have any questions or queries please contact Katie Whittle on 01282 415 455 or email katie@actionasd.org.uk.

There is no closing date for applications so please return completed forms to the ARC or email katie@actionasd.org.uk.  


Links to the job pack and application forms are below.


Once we receive your completed application form, we will process it accordingly. If you are to be invited for an interview, you will receive a notification within two weeks of us receiving your application.

We look forward to hearing from you!

April is Autism Awareness Month!

posted 15 Mar 2019, 09:18 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 15 Mar 2019, 09:31 ]

In recognition of Autism Awareness Month we would like to invite parents, carers, professionals and anyone who might be interested in accessing Action for ASD's Services, to visit the Autism Resource Centre on Monday 8th April between 10am and 12.30pm.

 Come along and join us for coffee and cakes, view our facilities and find out more about our services. Refreshments will be available including drinks and vegan cupcakes. We will also be holding a raffle on the day too.  

We will also have stands from various organisations on the day to give information and advice.  

If you would like your organisation to have a stand on the day, please contact Katie on 01282 415 455 or katie@actionasd.org.uk for more information.

 

Private Adult Diagnostic Assessments

posted 28 Feb 2019, 05:02 by Gemma Sampford   [ updated 1 Apr 2019, 05:14 ]

Are you an adult seeking a diagnosis of asperger’s syndrome/high functioning autism?

 

Action for ASD is now able to arrange private clinical assessments for people aged 16+ who are seeking a private diagnosis.

For your convenience we can arrange for the private assessments to take place at our Autism Resource Centre in Burnley.

We aim to arrange appointments within 2/3 months.

For further information contact Gemma at the office via 01282 415 455 ext 4 or email gemma@actionasd.org.uk.

The cost of the private assessment is at a reduced rate of £700.

 

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