Month: January 2016

Month: January 2016

Survey finds local authorities failing to comply with their legal obligations to parent carers/young carers

A survey of over 40% of English social services authorities by the Cerebra Legal Entitlements Research Project at Cardiff Law School has found serious failing in local authority ‘short breaks’ statements that they are under a duty to publish. Findings included: Over 90% failed to advise parent carers and young carers of their right to …

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Communicating with Music

Our Parent Support Consultant Gill Gleeson takes a look at communicating with music. “Because music is a way of communicating other than with speech, or in addition to it, it is obviously something to look at for (though not only for) children with speech and language difficulties. A number of claims are made for the value …

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Autism and Mental Illness: a Teenager’s Perspective

Mair Elliot shares her experience of living with both a mental illness and Autism. “Since 14 years old I have had doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, nurses, occupational therapists, dieticians, support workers, counsellors… and various other professionals poking and prodding at the psychological mess in my head. I have tried more medications I than I can …

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Sexuality, Autism and Young People – Families Study

The Sexuality, Autism, and Young People- Families study (SAY-Families) is a joint project between Warwick, Bangor and Glasgow Universities.  Researcher Stacey Hunter explains more about the study and how you can get involved. “The aim of the SAY-Families study is to find out about how the parents of young people with High Functioning Autism or Asperger …

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