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Empowering Children's Book Series 'Understanding Me' Promotes Inclusivity and Empathy

Local Author Chloe Adrianne Celebrates Neurodiversity through Captivating Stories

In an effort to foster inclusivity, empathy, and understanding among young readers, local author Chloe Adrianne has launched a captivating children's book series titled "Understanding Me." Designed to engage parents and educators alike, the series aims to bridge the gap between children with autism,...

Teachers outdoors with learners

Trailblazing course launched for adults working outdoors with autistic children

Coinciding with National Autism Awareness Week, an alternative education provider in Devon has launched a training course to support people working outdoors with children and young adults with autism and neurodiversity.

The first of its kind in the UK, the ITC Level 3 ‘Autism Outdoors’ course from The Outdoors Group is designed to encourage best practice for teachers, teaching...

Local opticians supports people living with autism

Staff at Specsavers across Plymouth and Saltash have completed a course, developed with The National Autistic Society, to support customers with autism.

The initiative, which is being rolled out across Specsavers stores nationwide, aims to build the team’s knowledge about the lifelong developmental disability, while helping to improve the customer experience for people with autism and...

Families with autistic children to be helped by team at Plymouth Science Park

Therapists and carers are part of a team, based at Plymouth Science Park, which aims to help families with autistic children.

GoCarer’s co-founders, Anzel Lai and Kingma Ma, have created a team of multi-disciplinary specialists to assist young autistic people with developing their level of independence.

When Anzel’s son was diagnosed with autism at an early age, Anzel quickly...

Autism alert card launches in Devon

A new card designed to help people with autism is launched by Devon partners this week.

Devon & Cornwall police are hoping the autism alert card will help officers and other emergency services identify people on the autistic spectrum, and will support improved engagement.

Police officers will also be provided with awareness information as to how they can adapt and improve...

Postgraduate autism researcher shortlisted for top award

A postgraduate student whose research focuses on team working in the diagnosis of autism is in the running for a major award.

Nicole Parish, in the final year of a Clinical Psychology Doctorate at Plymouth University, is one of six PhD students vying to win the Vitae Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

Held at the annual Vitae Researcher Development International Conference...

Aquarium to host 'quiet' event

In support of World Autism Awareness Week, the National Marine Aquarium will be hosting a special ‘quiet’ event.

On Wednesday 1st April, the two hour event will invite visitors to enjoy the Aquarium’s surroundings with as little noise as possible, enabling them to appreciate the true beauty and calmness of the marine environment.

The exclusive evening will cater for people in...

Kids’ mental health is SW parents’ top worry

Over 40 per cent of parents in the South West worry about their children’s mental health, more than any other health issue, Action for Children reveals today.

Action for Children runs more than 200 children’s centres across the UK working with parents and young children to provide a range of support including early action to try and nip problems in the bud and stop them from reaching...

Autism drop-in at Central Library

Have you, a friend or family member recently been diagnosed with autism? Would you like to know more about the information and support available to you?

Plymouth City Council’s library service is running drop-in sessions for anyone on the autistic spectrum, their family and carers.

Staff will help you find books and resources and access online information, give you useful...

Care company directors don onesies for autism awareness day

Dressing down was the order of the day when the directors of a Devon care provider showed their support for Onesie Wednesday.

Modus Care’s Managing Director Steve Lawson and Deborah Stevenson, Director of Human Resources answered the National Autistic Society’s call for people to say ‘it’s alright to be different’ on World Autism Day by wearing onesies to work and raising funds for NAS...