An Important Autism Related Document

Some stuff about autism, and on World Mental Health Day some stuff about mental health.

INTRODUCTION

I have various things to share in addition to detail of this document. Also, of course, there will be some photographs.

A DRAFT AUTISM STRATEGY FOR NORFOLK

Here is a link from which you can access the document and below my own saved copy:

Autism Strategy

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Overall I am not unhappy with this document, but there is one thing on which I have to pick them up – their use of the word ‘autistics’, which to me feels dehumanising as compared to such phrases as ‘autistic person’ or ‘person wiith autism’.

NAS SCHOOL HONOURED

The Sybil Elgar school in Ealing, which is run by the National Autistic Society, has had a visit from the Mayor of Ealing, who had the pleasant task of handing out awards to 13 students who have successfully completed the ASDAN transition challenge. To read more about this story click here.

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

For general information on World Mental Health Day and what it is all about please read this article. Also on World Mental Health Day is this courtesy of the TimetoChange twitter account:

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THE PHOTOGRAPHS

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My parents’ new wood burner.

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Author: Thomas

I am branch secretary of NAS West Norfolk and #actuallyautistic (diagnosed 10 years ago at the comparatively advanced age of 31). I am a keen photographer, so that most of my own posts contain photos. I am a keen cricket fan and often write about that subject. I also focus a lot on politics and on nature.

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