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Hear Autism meeting, The Cherry Hub, Apr 6

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RightfulLives exhibit challenges lack of provision for autism

An exhibition launches online on Monday which say it is an attempt to explore the relationship between the Human Rights Act and people with autism or learning disabilities. Developed without a penny of Arts Council or local authority grants, the … Continue reading

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Dear councillor, please don’t let the autism community down

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The council has handed out a range of appointments for its four-year term, including making the recently elected Addiscombe West councillor, Jerry Fitzpatrick, the borough’s ‘Autism Champion’. Here, DAWN ASSEFA, pictured right, sends him an open letter Dear … Continue reading

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Children’s services director responded to parents with threats

Ian Lewis, the council director for children’s services who left his job just before the publication of the critical Ofsted report into his department’s performance, has been accused of threatening worried parents who had turned to Croydon Council for help … Continue reading

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Our three-year battle to secure education for our SEND son

CROYDON COMMENTARY: In the past couple of weeks, Croydon Council’s press office has issued releases about a £1million grant for families of looked after children and a “virtual reality roadshow to let shoppers experience how autistic people can feel”. Yet … Continue reading

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Council offers free online training to help autism awareness

An online autism awareness training package has been developed by Croydon Council and was launched to coincide with World Autism Awareness Week. The package is useful to anyone interested in understanding the condition. It provides useful and practical ways of … Continue reading

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Autism charity’s Glitter Ball at Selsdon Park raises £8,000

A Glitter Ball at the Selsdon Park Hotel on Saturday raised more than £8,000 for a small charity which provides education and support for children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome. Pete Bennett, off Big Brother, Jess Impiazzi, Holly Rickwood and … Continue reading

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