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Parents let down by summer childcare provision, says Mencap

Parents of children with learning disabilities, including autism, are struggling to find childcare and support during the summer holidays, according to Mencap. Access to short break services, respite case and daily childcare was poor in many areas across the country, a survey carried out by the charity found. Of 316 parents who responded, 56 per
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New students face decision over whether to disclose autism

With this year’s A-Level results now out, many young people with autism spectrum conditions are preparing for the new experiences that university will offer. Among the questions they face is whether to disclose their condition to fellow students when they start their courses. Tom Foster, author of the Asperger Blog, has been taking a look at the
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Families of West Berkshire children with autism win court fight against short break cuts

A High Court judge has ruled that West Berkshire Council broke the law when it cut funding for short breaks for families of disabled children by 40 per cent. The council was taken to court by two families from Newbury, one with an eight-year-old daughter with autism, epilepsy and a brain malformation, the other with a 14-year-old
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Have your say in Reading Short Breaks consultation

Reading Families’ Forum is inviting parents and carers of children with disabilities or special needs, including autism spectrum conditions, to give their views on short breaks and respite care as part of a consultation by Reading Borough Council. The Reading Short Breaks programme supports Autism Berkshire’s Games Club for 8 to 15-year-olds at Emmer Green Youth &
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New seminars feature in package of tailored advice for parents

Autism Berkshire is about to start offering new Family Seminar courses to provide information, advice and support to families of children and young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC), including Asperger syndrome. The seminars, which are free of charge, have been developed by specialists from the National Autistic Society. We will be offering three courses:
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