Category Archives: Autism

Christine talks about her daughter Amber’s campaign to raise Autism awareness

In his latest update for our Better Lives blog, Cllr Adam Ogilvie helps to raise awareness of Autism. I thought I’d do something a little different for my blog piece this time. Instead of writing about a particular issue, I … Continue reading

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Fulfilling and rewarding lives

Leeds City Council’s Helen Gee, Autism Spectrum Conditions Commissioning and Development Officer, talks about the future developments in Leeds around making things better for people on the autistic spectrum.

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Leeds goes blue for World Autism Awareness Month

Being blue or going blue takes on a new meaning as we celebrate Autism Awareness Month.  Going blue is about raising awareness and encouraging people to show their support by changing the lighting in their building to blue. In Leeds, the … Continue reading

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Reduce harm by raising the alarm…

“Twenty years ago an adult slapping a young child was acceptable.  Today it would cause a major outcry”.  Dr Paul Kingston, Professor of Ageing and Mental Health, Staffordshire University and chair of the Leeds Safeguarding Adult Board, insists that “…only … Continue reading

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