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Our Autism Journey
Meet Jamie, mum and carer of two autistic boys, Max and Riley, who attend Portfield School.
9 Jun 2021
Autism Wessex welcomes a new Director of Adult Services
Paul Thomas will be exploring opportunities to expand our reach and to provide individualised support to more people.
7 Jun 2021
Reaching new heights
Andy’s mini ‘Three Peaks’ challenge
13 May 2021
Helping autistic people manage stress effectively
We spoke to our Behaviour Support Practitioner, Joanna, about common causes of stress amongst autistic people and ways to help them cope.
29 Apr 2021
Portfield School to trial sleep training methods
We meet with Portfield School Nurse, Angie Jones, to discuss the importance of a good nights' sleep.
20 Apr 2021
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
“Accept Our Autism” – Give individual gifts for individual challenges
To mark World Autism Awareness Day we have launched an Amazon Wish List campaign.
2 Apr 2021
Portfield School Eco Heroes support local homeless shelter
Three of our Portfield School students make blankets for the homeless from recycled crisp packets
22 Mar 2021
Launching our surprise AWellbeing week
Our lovely HR department organised a surprise wellbeing week for the entire Autism Wessex team as a thank you for their hard work and commitment.
16 Mar 2021
Autism Wessex welcomes first tenants to new supported living property
Our brand-new supported living home in Christchurch has just opened its doors and welcomed the first two tenants.
1 Mar 2021
Meet the newest addition to Portfield School - Snodgrass!
Each term our ‘Sandbanks’ class will be creating something new and purposeful from old materials – take a look at their biggest project yet.
22 Jan 2021
Portfield School's 'Forest School' Awarded Green Flag Status
In spite of many restrictions during Lockdowns, it hasn’t stopped the students and the school team pressing on to achieve their goals
16 Jan 2021
Autism Wessex appoints new Director of Adult Services
We are thrilled to welcome Deborah Rice as our Director of Adult Services at Autism Wessex.
15 Jan 2021
Grant Christmas Wishes
Be amazing and support our Amazon Christmas Wishlist this year!
22 Dec 2020
Farewell to Martin James
A tribute, thanks and farewell to Martin James, Trustee and great friend of the charity from us all at Autism Wessex
6 Nov 2020
A message from our CEO on Covid-19
Hear from our CEO, Siún Cranny, about the progress we've made and our focus for the future
2 Oct 2020
Thanks for being AWesome!
We want to say thank you to our incredible Teaching Assistants and announce the creation of some exciting new roles at Portfield School.
16 Sep 2020
Safe Space Cabin
A brand new addition has been installed at one of our residential homes.
15 Sep 2020
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, and the incredible work of our staff, Finley was able to learn a new life skill.
6 Sep 2020
Back to School Tips
Helpful tips and advice for managing the 'Back to School' change in routine
4 Sep 2020
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