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Category: For parents and carers

Face Covering Exemption

Find our printable explanation sheet and card for face covering exemption here.
30 Jul 2020

12 Tips of Christmas

Here are 12 tips to help you and your family enjoy an autism-friendly yuletide.
16 Dec 2019

The Umbrella Group

A parent led support group for parents and carers of children and young adults with ASD
11 Nov 2019

AFC Bournemouth - Superstore Sensory Hour

AFC Bournemouth is becoming more autism friendly with the introduction of a Superstore Sensory Hour.
19 Aug 2019

Anonymous Blogger - Part Five

Our anonymous blogger is an autistic academic who was diagnosed later in life, we'll be sharing her story in blog posts, read part five here.
14 Aug 2019

Anonymous Blogger - Part Four

Our anonymous blogger is an autistic academic who was diagnosed later in life, we'll be sharing her story in blog posts, read part four here.
7 Aug 2019

Anonymous Blogger - Part Three

Our anonymous blogger is an autistic academic who was diagnosed later in life, we'll be sharing her story in blog posts, read part three here.
31 Jul 2019

Anonymous Blogger - Part Two

Our anonymous blogger is an autistic academic who was diagnosed later in life, we'll be sharing her story in blog posts, read part two here.
24 Jul 2019

National Autistic Society - Finding Employment

National Autistic Society have created a new employment module designed to support autistic adults and young people into employment.
22 Jul 2019

Anonymous Blogger - Part One

Our anonymous blogger is an autistic academic who was diagnosed later in life, we'll be sharing her story in blog posts, read part one here.
17 Jul 2019

Dorset HealthCare Engagement Event

Would you like to have your say on how Dorset HealthCare run their health services in the future?
4 Jun 2019

JP Morgan's Autism at Work Familiarisation Sessions

Learn more about the roles they have, and how the Autism at Work program can support you.
31 May 2019

Forest School Faces and Bugs

See what Classes 3 and 4 have been up to in their Forest School lessons!
8 May 2019

Accept My Autism - Richard's Story

We're sharing Richard's story as part of our Accept My Autism campaign
29 Apr 2019

Wareham Library Autism Friendly Hour

Join Wareham Library for an earlier opening and discover the library in a quieter, more relaxed environment.
25 Mar 2019

The Umbrella Group

A parent led support group for parents of children and young adults with ASD
13 Mar 2019

Accept My Autism

Accept My Autism is our brand new campaign to mark World Autism Awareness this April, kindly sponsored by Williams Thompson Solicitors LLP
20 Feb 2019

This is Me

Our staff and students at Portfield School have been busy putting together a very special sign-along version of a well known song this Christmas
28 Dec 2018

Welcome to our New Chair and Vice Chair of Trustees

We’re delighted to announce that Malcolm Farrell has been appointed to the position of Chair of our Board of Trustees and Martin James to Vice Chair
29 Nov 2018

The Umbrella Group - Next Session

The Umbrella Group is a parent led support group for parents of children and young adults with ASD.
20 Nov 2018

Our Impact Report 2017/18 is here

See a snapshot of our year
20 Nov 2018

Join us for our Christmas Carol Service

We're marking the end of our 50th Birthday celebrations with a festive filled Carol Service this December
1 Nov 2018

Become More Autism Friendly...this Christmas

We want to get shops and leisure businesses across the Wessex region thinking and talking about autism.
31 Oct 2018

Lighthouse Announces Upcoming Autism Friendly Performances

Lighthouse in Poole has announced two Autism Friendly performances this Autumn/Winter
2 Oct 2018

Mind Sense Ability Launch a new Girls Group

Mind Sense Ability are launching a new Girls Group called WaveLength
2 Oct 2018

#BeHeard #WeHeard Co-Design Event - You're Invited

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group is inviting people to the #BeHeard #WeHeard Co-Design Event on 23rd October 2018
18 Sep 2018

NHS England Announces Autism as Clinical Priority over the next 10 years - Have Your Say

Did you know that NHS England has announced that autism will be a clinical priority over the next 10 years? Now it's time to have your say..
11 Sep 2018

​The Girl with the Curly Hair Project

The Girl with the Curly Hair Project has some workshops in Lyndhurst and an Autism Learning Day in Brockenhurst coming up.
11 Sep 2018

The Umbrella Group: Next Sessions

​The Umbrella Group is a parent led support group, for parents of children and young adults with ASD.
6 Sep 2018

Our 50th Birthday Event

Hundreds of staff, supporters and members of the community joined us to celebrate our 50th Birthday.
5 Sep 2018

NHS Project: Ask, Listen, Do

The Ask Listen Do project for people with learning disabilities and/or autism and their families and carers
11 Jul 2018

Adult Lego Club

11 Jul 2018

We're 50!

Join us and celebrate our 50th anniversary year!
4 Jul 2018

UCLan survey

28 Jun 2018

Songs for a Summer Evening - relaxed performance

Dorchester Choral Society presents Songs for a Summer Evening ​- a relaxed performance.
7 Jun 2018

ASDiva's

Do you have a daughter with autism?
7 Jun 2018

Bournemouth Parent Carer Forum

Preparing for adult transitions seminar
30 May 2018

We're moving!

We are moving offices to Charity Hub, Portfield School, Parley Lane, Christchurch, BH23 6BP
23 May 2018

Silence for autism

A sponsored silence for autism awareness.
17 May 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week

This year Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May) is focusing on stress.
16 May 2018

Sensory Packs at AFC Bournemouth

AFCB have launched sensory packs to try to make the match day experience more accessible and enjoyable for fans with autism and other disabilities.
1 May 2018

Lesley Waters Cooks Up a Treat for Carers

Celebrity chef Lesley Waters has opened up her Cookery School to host a very special event for parents and carers of children with autism.
1 May 2018

Umbrella Group

21 Feb 2018

Thumbs Up!

8 Feb 2018

SEND Information Day

30 Jan 2018

THUMBS UP JOE!

25 Jan 2018

Making It Real Forum

25 Jan 2018

The Sky’s the Limit

11 Jan 2018

Celebrations

10 Jan 2018

The Umbrella Group

10 Jan 2018

Atypical on Netflix

6 Dec 2017

Friend Request

12 Oct 2017

We have a new CEO

25 Sep 2017

Anything is Possible

22 Sep 2017

Teenager 2 Adult 2017

18 Sep 2017
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