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Category: Awareness

Portfield School ‘egg-ceed’ expectations with Autism Awareness Week

Last week students at Portfield School took part in a week of fundraising activities to mark World Autism Awareness Day, raising over £1,600!
7 Apr 2021

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

Alexis Quinn Petition

We are supporting Alexis Quinn, who this afternoon is handing in a petition to Boris Johnson, aided by the National Autistic Society
15 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

Meet Fidget!

Our pawesome new mascot!
2 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

AFC Bournemouth Charity Partner

We are excited to announce that we have been chosen as one of AFC Bournemouth's Charity Partners!
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

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

Advice Service Update

Autism Wessex to centralise Advice Service
15 Jul 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

International Women's Day

Celebrating our inspirational staff, service users, trustees and ambassadors!
8 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

Lottery Launch

For as little as £1 a week you can support us, and be in with a chance of winning up to £25,000!
1 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

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

ASD Conference 2018

Linwood Teaching School Alliance announces ASD Conference
8 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

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

Our 50th Birthday Event

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

A Father’s Legacy for his Son – A Lifetime of Support

Nigel was 6 years old when he was diagnosed with autism in 1973. His Dad Terry’s dedication to improving life for Nigel leaves a lasting legacy.
15 Aug 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

UCLan survey

28 Jun 2018

Bournemouth Parent Carer Forum

Preparing for adult transitions seminar
30 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

Never Let Your Diagnosis Get You Down - a student's perspective of life with autism

The problem with autism is that all anyone ever talks about is what you can’t do. Nobody ever tells you what you can do.
25 Apr 2018

Thumbs Up!

8 Feb 2018

SEND Information Day

30 Jan 2018

THUMBS UP JOE!

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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