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Autism Wessex unveils new eco-friendly ‘Roundhouse’ at Portfield School.

We are very happy to share our new eco Roundhouse with you, launched last week.
10 Sep 2021

Autism Wessex introduces Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme

Autism Wessex are thrilled to announce that Portfield School is now set to offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE) for the first time.
31 Aug 2021

Autism Wessex statement on National Autism Strategy

Autism Wessex welcomes the government’s new Autism Strategy
22 Jul 2021

Work experience volunteer organises cycling fundraiser to help fellow Life Skills students

An enthusiastic and motivated student from Life Skills is organising his own fundraiser – a team cycle challenge.
16 Jul 2021

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
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