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School turns blue to promote autism awareness

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Young students have been helping to raise awareness about autism.
 

LVS Hassocks in London Road, Sayers Common, is a school for eight- to 19-year-olds who have been diagnosed autistic.
 

The school marked World Autism Day earlier this month with a week of events and activities.
 

Students in the art club were asked to write what autism means to them on a jigsaw piece and all the pieces were put together to form a banner.
 

There was also a special assembly and the awareness day’s Light It Up Blue theme was recognised by students and staff dressing up in blue and gathering in the playground to spell out the word autism.

 

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1:18pm Sun 13 Apr 14

matlock says...

I highly recommend a book, "The Reason I Jump", written by a young man with autism. It completely changes my perspective on autism.
I highly recommend a book, "The Reason I Jump", written by a young man with autism. It completely changes my perspective on autism. matlock
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4:50pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Mr chock says...

matlock wrote:
I highly recommend a book, "The Reason I Jump", written by a young man with autism. It completely changes my perspective on autism.
i have not bothered to read the book , currently i am reading another book
[quote][p][bold]matlock[/bold] wrote: I highly recommend a book, "The Reason I Jump", written by a young man with autism. It completely changes my perspective on autism.[/p][/quote]i have not bothered to read the book , currently i am reading another book Mr chock
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5:00pm Sun 13 Apr 14

Mrs Newcastle says...

Thanks to the thousands of people who got behind our Push for Action campaign, the Government has launched Think Autism, a new initiative to end the wait for everyday support. In fact, at its launch, the Minister specifically cited the tenacity and passion of Push for Action campaigners as a reason for why he agreed to our case for change.

For the first time, money has been ring-fenced specifically for the autism strategy. £4.5 million will go towards a new autism awareness programme as well as into an ‘innovation fund’ for new services. In addition we’ve secured significant breakthroughs in key areas such as professionals training and access to diagnosis. Read our guide on what Think Autism means for you.

Crucially, Push for Action has led to unlocking barriers councils and the NHS face in ending the wait for support. We know it will only make a difference to people with autism and their families if these bodies now take action, so we will be in touch soon about how the campaign will continue in Brighton and Hove.In the meantime, we are concerned about how the Government intends to decide who qualifies for care and support. When it comes to areas like everyday life, meeting new people and staying safe, the proposed changes to the social care system threaten to overlook the specific needs of adults with autism. Please take 5-10 minutes to complete our survey to help us continue our fight to end the wait for everyday support. The survey closes next Wednesday.

Thank you,

Tom Madders
Head of Campaigns The National Autistic Society
Thanks to the thousands of people who got behind our Push for Action campaign, the Government has launched Think Autism, a new initiative to end the wait for everyday support. In fact, at its launch, the Minister specifically cited the tenacity and passion of Push for Action campaigners as a reason for why he agreed to our case for change. For the first time, money has been ring-fenced specifically for the autism strategy. £4.5 million will go towards a new autism awareness programme as well as into an ‘innovation fund’ for new services. In addition we’ve secured significant breakthroughs in key areas such as professionals training and access to diagnosis. Read our guide on what Think Autism means for you. Crucially, Push for Action has led to unlocking barriers councils and the NHS face in ending the wait for support. We know it will only make a difference to people with autism and their families if these bodies now take action, so we will be in touch soon about how the campaign will continue in Brighton and Hove.In the meantime, we are concerned about how the Government intends to decide who qualifies for care and support. When it comes to areas like everyday life, meeting new people and staying safe, the proposed changes to the social care system threaten to overlook the specific needs of adults with autism. Please take 5-10 minutes to complete our survey to help us continue our fight to end the wait for everyday support. The survey closes next Wednesday. Thank you, Tom Madders Head of Campaigns The National Autistic Society Mrs Newcastle
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