Autism Cymru's Activities


 

  • Autism Cymru together with Autism Northern Ireland, Scottish Society for Autism and the Irish Society for Autism have launched the Celtic Nations Autism Partnership. This will lead to shared opportunities for joint working in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Rep of Ireland, in addition to Autism Cymru's existing work in Wales.
  • Autism Cymru works in partnership with Mudiad Ysgolian Meithrin with funding from Children in Need to train Welsh medium playgroup leaders across Wales.
  • Autism Cymru is working with the Welsh Assembly Government to develop the world's first government-led national strategy for autism.
  • Autism Cymru works in partnership with Autism Northern Ireland (PAPA) on UK and European campaigns to improve the lives of those with autism and to project best practice in each country.
  • Autism Cymru works with local authorities and local health boards to develop local strategies for autism.
  • Autism Cymru works with local education authorities in Wales to deliver its Inclusive Schools and ASDs: Whole School Training and Research Project.
  • Autism Cymru works in partnership with the North Wales Police and Dyfed Powys Police to operate the Emergency Services ASD Attention Card Scheme which raises awareness of autism amongst members of the emergency services in Wales.
  • Autism Cymru carries out research in partnerships with universities in Wales.
  • Autism Cymru has worked with Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust on a research project connected to the criminal justice system.
  • Autism Cymru - along with S4C and other benefactors - is raising funds to establish a Welsh Autism Research Centre and Wales' first Chair in autism.
  • Autism Cymru operates the AWARES EDUNET website and School Fora for education professionals.
  • Autism Cymru publishes books and bilingual information booklets for professionals, parents and people with autism. Publications include All About Autistic Spectrum Disorders and My Brother Gwern a book for siblings of children with autism which recently won an award at Welsh Language in Healthcare Awards 2006.

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