If you are caring for someone with a “hidden disability”, such as a learning disability, autism or a mental health condition, you may now be entitled to a Blue Badge. A Blue Badge allows you to park in some places other people can’t and sometimes get free or discounted parking.
The Government has unveiled its proposals for all health and care staff in England to get autism training.
On Friday 22 March, Autism Wellbeing CIC are delivering a training workshop in Bristol for parents and professionals.
Bristol City Council are providing a new service called the Assistive Technology Service to support people with a learning disability and/or autism to live more independently with the help of assistive technology (AT). To deliver this the council will be working in partnership with WE care and Repair and Hft.
The government has announced that the eligibility criteria for the blue badge scheme will be changing to include those with ‘hidden’ disabilities. This will benefit people who are autistic or have a learning disability, dementia or a mental illness.
South Gloucestershire Council and partners are working together to review autism services and wider community aspects related to autism. As part of this they want to understand your experience of autism in South Gloucestershire to develop the recommendations for the autism needs assessment.
The survey takes about 5 minutes to complete and will be open until Wednesday 21 March.
You can find the survey by following this link: http://bit.ly/2FAgM5M
Please share with anyone that has any experience of Autism that you think could have an input into this assessment.