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Welsh Government – Written Statement: Statutory Code of Practice on the Delivery of Autism Services

In my Written Statement of the 23 September 2019, I updated members on the progress we are making in delivering improveme...

Virtual Autism Team Wales – Resources

Virtual Autism Team Wales – Resource List ...

Social Care Wales and NHS Wales have jointly developed a Carer Awareness E-learning Course.

CARER AWARENESS E-LEARNING COURSE Social Care Wales and NHS Wales have jointly developed a Carer Awareness E-learning Course. ...

Job Vacancies – Research and Improvement Officer, National ASD Development Team

The WLGA is looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable individual to join the National ASD Development Team based in Cardiff.  The post wil...

Cardiff University’s Centre for Trials Research is conducting a research study into sensory integration therapy (SenITA)

Sensory integration therapy Sensory integration therapy (SIT) is a type of face-to-face therapy or treatment provided by tr...

Cabinet statement Written Statement: Improving Autism Services

Vaughan Gething AM, Minister for Health and Social Services ...

ASD Community Support Worker (Temporary maternity cover for up to 12 months)

Days / Hours of Work Part time 25 hours per week (may be increased) Brief Description of Post ...

Neath Port Talbot Press Release

Welsh-medium primary school achieves autism awareness award Ysgol Gymraeg Gwaun Cae Gurwen has become the first Welsh-medi...

WLGA Press Release – More support for parents and carers of newly diagnosed autistic children

  A new film is being launched today by the National Autism Team which aims to support parents and carers of newly-diagnosed autistic c...

WLGA Press Release – WLGA and Data Cymru achieve Autism Aware status

The WLGA and Data Cymru have both achieved ‘Autism Aware’ status, following successful completion of a training programme by the Nation...

Job Vacancy – National Autism Research and Improvement Officer

The WLGA is looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable individual to join the National Autism Team based in Cardiff.  The post will involve...

Cardiff University News – Award for system that spots SIGNS of autism

A system that helps medical professionals spot the signs of autism in children has won an award for innovation. A...

Cardiff University News – Award for system that helps professionals spot signs of child autism

A system that helps professionals spot the signs of autism in children has been crowned &ls...

WLGA Press Release – “Inspirational” role of parents and carers of autistic children recognised for Carers’ Week

As part of Carers’ Week this year, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend) WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care has recognised the remarkable...

NEWS RELEASE: WMC HOSTS ITS FIRST MAJOR ‘RELAXED PERFORMANCE’ WITH MADAGASCAR THE MUSICAL

Wales Millennium Centre will present its first relaxed performance of a large-scale musical in the main 1,800 seat Donald Gordon T...

WLGA Press Release – Another productive year for the National Autism Team

The National Autism Team’s Annual Report 2018/19 has been published today, showing the breadth of the work completed throughout Wales. ...

WLGA Press Release – Consultation period extended for South East Wales sensory and communication support service review

Extra time has been given for an independent review into the delivery of South East Wales’ regional sensory and communication service to gath...

WRITTEN STATEMENT BY THE WELSH GOVERNMENT – Improvements in autism services

When the Assembly debated autism services this July, Members acknowledged that services are improving and Members wanted to see our reforms being d...

WLGA PRESS RELEASE – New guidance launched to help Housing professionals to support autistic people

A new guide has been launched today to help professionals working in housing to better understand the needs of autistic people in gaining access to...

Yoga, Mindfulness and Autism

Have you tried yoga? Great for your physical and mental health. Click on the link below to watch a short video from Urban Zen Yoga & ...

Increasing Professional Understanding Of The Signs Of Autism: Impact Report Produced

A report has been produced by Cardiff University detailing the impact of ‘The Birthday Party’ film. ‘The Birthday Party&rs...

Discovery School hosted by Cardiff University

Dear all, Discovery School hosted by Cardiff University I am writing to you with regards to the Discovery Summer School at C...

Senior Specialist SLT (Cardiff & Vale HB)

Senior Specialist SLT- Band 7 CARING FOR PEOPLE – KEEPING PEOPLE WELL Cardiff and Vale ...

WLGA PRESS RELEASE – Film collaboration aiming to increase awareness of autism signs in children

A new film is aiming to improve front-line professionals’ understanding and awareness of autism in children The idea for this film, &l...

Occupational Therapist – Integrated Autism Service (Cardiff & Vale UHB)

CARING FOR PEOPLE – KEEPING PEOPLE WELL Cardiff and Vale UHB is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoki...

Torch Theatre – ASDinfoWales raise awareness with the ‘Can You See Me?’ Scheme at the Torch Theatre

The Torch Theatre had a genuine buzz in the atmosphere, as the foyer and upper floors teemed with energy an...

Integrated Autism Services Launches in Powys (PTHB)

A major milestone for people with autism was reached this week, with the official launch in Powys of the first Int...

Cardiff University’s Centre for Trials Research is conducting a research study into sensory integration therapy

Trial name: SenITA. A pragmatic randomised controlled trial of sensory integration therapy versus usual care for ...

Pembrokshire County Council – Minister celebrates autism programme

A programme aimed at increasing recognition, understanding and acceptance of children with autism in their early years is being rolled out in Pembr...

Integrated Autism Service Manager (ABMU)

Grade:           Band 8a Contract:      Permanent...

Ceredigion Learning Services’ focus on learners with Autism

Monday 26 March marked the start of World Autism Awareness Week 2018. To coincide with this, Ceredigion Special Educational Needs/Additional Learni...

Are you Parent or Carer of a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Living in Swansea?

We Would Like to Reduce the Time to Get the Diagnosis! We Need Your Help! This will involve completing an online questionnaire. The...

What do autistic people think about alcohol?

Alcohol Concern and the Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR) at the University of Bath want to find out more about what autistic peopl...

Welsh Government News – Autism services in Wales improving

More people with autism in Wales are now experiencing quicker access to better services as a result of additional investment put in place by the We...

WLGA Press Release – Making strides in improving and raising awareness of autism services

A programme aimed at raising awareness and improving understanding of autism has now been rolled out in 80 primary schools across Wales, according ...

Are you an adult with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder who has encountered the police/criminal justice system within the last 2 years?

We Would Like to Improve the Criminal Justice System! We Need Your Help! This will involve an online questionnaire. It will take abou...

Are you a Parent or Carer of a person with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder who has encountered the police and criminal justice system within the last 2 Years?

We Would Like to Improve the Criminal Justice System! We Need Your Help! This will involve an online questionnaire. ...

IAS Vacancies Hywel Dda

There are vacancies for OT, SALT, Specialist Practitioner and Clinical Psychologist in Hywel Dda health board, they can be found at: ...

Driving improvements in services for Autistic People in Wales

AMs have been briefed on all of the work undertaken concerning Autism in Wales ahead of today’s plenary session at 1:30. You can read more he...

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Please be aware that in order to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), ...

WLGA Press Release – Over 3,000 primary school teachers successfully complete ‘Learning with Autism’ scheme

The ‘Learning with Autism’ programme is aimed at raising awareness among children and young people of autism and how it affects autisti...

Cabinet Secretary visits North Wales Integrated Autism Service

The North Wales Integrated Autism Service (IAS) was delighted to welcome Cabinet Secretary for Health & Social Services, Vaughan Gething to the...

Dimensions – November’s Autism Friendly Screenings

This month video game characters are trying to take over the world, vampires are having family troubles and a young girl's emotions must help...

New resources to support individuals with ASD

We are pleased to let you know that we have launched some new resources on our website today. These have been developed to support pract...

Beechwood College Photography Competition

Beechwood College would like to invite your students to participate in a Nationwide Photography Competition! The theme is "My Co...

ASD Consultation Summary Report

As directed by the Welsh Government ASD Interim Delivery Plan, during 2015 we engaged in a range of consultation activities with individuals with...

Welsh Government – Autistic Spectrum Disorder – Interim Delivery Plan 2015 – 2016

This plan outlines how much we have achieved and continue to support people with autism. ...

WLGA News – Learning with autism programme launched for primary schools in Wales

A new ‘Learning with Autism’ programme is to be launched to raise awareness of autism among primary school children in Wales. De...

Welsh Government News – New autism service for Wales to be established

A new national autism service for Wales, which will provide lifetime support for children and adults, will be set up in Wales, Health and Social S...

First Primary School to complete the Learning with Autism Programme in Wales

Congratulations to Redhill Preparatory School, Pembrokeshire for becoming Wales’ first school to successfully complete the L...

Engage to Change – Learning Disability Wales has been awarded a £10m grant

June 2016 – March 2021. Funded by The Big Lottery Fund's Getting Ahead 2 grant. Learning Disability Wales ha...

Latest autism friendly films (Dimensions)

See what films are coming up for our autism friendly cinema screenings. Dimensions work with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue and Showcase to screen ...

Denbighshire school celebrates autism first

Ysgol Esgob Morgan, St Asaph has become the first school in Denbighshire and the second school in North Wales to become an 'Autism Aware School...

Education through Regional Working – Ysgol Bro Tawe

During the Summer Term 2016, the school participated in the “Learning with Autism” award programme. This is a national award from ASD I...

Welsh Government News – New wide range of improved support and care for adults and children with autism

A new waiting time target, an improved diagnostic pathway and a better integrated service for adults and children with autism was announced by the...

Welsh Governement – Written Statement – Autism Services

Rebecca Evans Minister for Social Services and Public Health The Welsh Government is fully committed to wo...

3 Integrated Autism Service vacancies in Powys

For more information and to access the application packs please click on the links below: ISAP – Clinical Specialist OT ...

Clinical Psychologist job vacancy

For more information and to access the application packs please follow the link below: Integrated Autism Service- Clinical Psychologist ...

Welsh Government News – Extra £7 million for innovative all-Wales autism service

At the start of Autism Awareness Week, Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, has announced additional funding of £7 ...

ASD Community Support Worker x 3

Brief Description of Post We are seeking 3 additional part time staff to be part of a new Integrated Autism Service worki...

Autism Specialist Practitioner (Cardiff & Vale HB)

Autism Specialist Practitioner – Band 7 CARING FOR PEOPLE – KEEPING PEOPLE WELL...

January’s Autism Friendly Screenings

January’s films will be as follows: – Cineword: Frozen – Sunday January 5th at 11am. ...

Care and support for people with autism must be improved, says NICE

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has ...

February’s Autism Friendly Screenings

Please see below the details of February Autism Friendly Screenings for your information: –    Cineworld:...

Newport Bus joins wallet aid scheme – South Wales Argus

NEWPORT Bus has joined the Orange Wallet Scheme to help those with communication difficulties, including autism, cope with public transport. ...

March’s Autism Friendly Screenings

Please see below the films that will be shown during March at the following places: Cineworld: The Lego Movie 2D &ndash...

Our ASD Info Wales mobile site is now live!

You can easily visit our site via your smart phone or tablet to find all resources and access the ASD Aware Scheme!!! ...

Arriva Trains Wales – The Orange Wallet Scheme

In partnership with local authorities and other public transport providers, Arriva Trains Wales is launching a new communication tool for passeng...

‘I know about autism’ campaign helps mark World Autism Day

As part of World Autism Day, the Welsh Local Government Association is helping to promote a series of new website resources designed to teach sch...

April is full of Autism Friendly Screening opportunities

there will be more than 600 screenings across the country to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day. These include our usual Sunday screenings, as ...

e bulletin April 2014 – ASD Strategic Action Plan for Wales

Refreshing the ASD Strategic Action Plan for Wales You may be aware that the Deputy Minister for Social Services, Gwenda...

Toys R Us holding an Autism Friendly and additional needs exclusive shopping event

Every UK Toys R Us (TRU) store is holding an Autism Friendly and additional needs exclusive shopping event on Sunday 30 November 2014 fro...

ASD Advice for Primary School Support Staff

View our latest video for ASD Advice for Primary School Support Staff: ...

Autism: A Guide for Those Who Support Adults Following a Diagnosis

View & download the latest report 'Autism: A Guide for Those Who Support Adults Following a Diagnosis'...

Welsh Government News – New measures to improve autism services in Wales

A new one-year plan to address priorities for action for children, young people and adults with autistic spectrum disorder...

Our resource ‘working with autism’ is now available on our website!!!

The resource has been developed to help individuals with ASD with their job search. The resource contains a set of interactive tools for individu...

Dimensions – June’s Autism Friendly Film Screenings

This months exciting Autism Friendly Screenings are coming up with Minions and Moomins hitting the big screen. Book your tickets in advance to av...

We want to hear from you! – Take part in a National Survey for Parents and Carers of Children and Adults with ASD

Over the coming months we will be undertaking a series of consultation exercises with individuals with ASD, their parents and carers and professi...

Merlin’s Magic Wand – Tickets for days out for children

Merlin’s Magic Wand is a worldwide charity for children and we arrange magical days out at Merlin Entertainments attractions, such as LEGOL...

Autech 2015 – An essential conference for autism professionals

Date:     1 October 2015 Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester Email:   ...

January's Autism Friendly Screenings

January’s films will be as follows: - Cineword: Frozen – Sunday January 5th at 11am. ...

Holly's Ball - 21st June 2014 - Nominations by 31st December 2013

Please see below information about the 4th Holly's Ball event on 21st June 2014. Also the nomination categories for 2nd year of the Wales Au...

Autism and Employment

The Rewarding and Fulfilling Lives: the strategy for adults with autism in England is...

December's Autism Friendly Screenings

The festive season is nearly here and we have four different Autism Friendly Screenings to offer in December. Please can I take this opportunity...

Follow up on the autism policy conversation - What does itmean for practice, research, families and

On Wednesday 6th November the lead policy officials from Wales, England, Scotland and Northern Ireland took part in their first online discussio...

November's Autism Friendly Screenings

For the first time, Showcase Cinemas are also on board, with all of their branches participating. This means that there are now four chances eac...

Circular Autism RPP Hub Online Seminars - Autism Diagnostic Tools

Please join us on the AWARES conference centre for a series of free online seminars from the Autism Research Policy Practice Hu...

Unlocking the Mystery of Female Autism

an exciting conference focussing on females will be held in Newport on 25th November 2013. For further information or to book a place visit ...

Post Diagnostic Guide for Adults with ASD

A new guide written with the support of adults with ASD will be available for download from the ASDinfoWales site shortly. ...

relaunch of ASDinfoWales website

Following requests from professionals across Wales, the ASDinfoWales website has been refreshed. The site is now easier to navigate and has addi...

new ASD awareness raising scheme for children and young people

'I Know About Autism' is a new Wales wide scheme aimed at raising the awareness of ASD amongst children and young people. the...

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