Sunday, 20 November 2011
Bishops came out to criticise the Welfare Reform Bill - however, they really didn't go far enough as they stopped short of defending people with disability in their criticism: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15808922
The NAS issued a statement saying there have been 'new victories' following their campaign for adults with autism claiming of DLA (soon to be PIP) - as with the Bishops, we don't feel NAS have gone far enough: http://www.autism.org.uk/news-and-events/news-from-the-nas/new-victories-for-our-campaign-to-protect-dla.aspx
Citizens Advice Scotland have called on all political parties to re-affirm their commitment to the principles of the welfare state: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15790806
Keith Duffy has quite his high-profile role in Corrie to spent more time at home with his son and daughter, who is autistic: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-15790806
Anna Kennedy highlighted the scandal of the bullying autistic children face in mainstream schools during anti-bullying week: http://annakonline.com/ako-partners/childline/scandal-of-mainstream-schools-failing-to-tackle-bullying-of-kids-with-autism
Peterborough County Council approved a new school for mainly autistic pupils: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/education/peterborough_special_school_is_approved_by_government_1_3253332
Sadly Suffolk County Council announced £50m cuts, £15m to come out of the adult social care budget - this is very worrying news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-15743025
And to end on a positive note:
Rafa Benetez opened the new Wirral Centre, which will provide much needed support for adults and their families in the Wirral and across other counties: http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/9362682.Former_Reds_boss_Rafa_opens_new_Wirral_centre_for_autism/
More next week - we hope you've had a good weekend!
Posted by Act Now For Autism at 10:37 a.m.