Another piece in the puzzle?

On 2nd October 2012 BBC Radio Wales are broadcasting a special edition of the Science Cafe, entitled Another Piece in the Puzzle?

“Autism is one of the most challenging disabilities, and one of the hardest to comprehend. In this edition of Science Cafe, Sian Pari Huws investigates ReacTickles and Somantics, two exciting computer programs designed to help people on the Autistic Spectrum develop their communication skills. Created in Wales, these programs have been taken up all over the world in recognition of their ground-breaking success. Sian talks to their creator, Wendy Keay-Bright, meets some of the teachers and staff at special schools working with the program, and experiences it for herself.”

On the 3rd of October Wendy and the Science cafe producer, David Jackson will be hosting a free public event in the Wales Millenium Centre. The software described in the programme will be running in the foyer area and audience participation will be shown on the BBC website from 14:00-17:00 on the day. Everyone is welcome to come along and interact.

The projects have been developed in partnership with children and adults with Autism and their carers in the following centres:

reactickles somantics Hollies School Touch Trust Trinity Fields Beechwood College Ashgrove School

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Autism Cymru celebrates success of Wales – Ireland EU project

For the past three years Autism Cymru, working with the Irish Society for Autism has delivered an ambitious training programme, aimed at increasing awareness of Autism amongst those working in the public sector.

The EU supported project called Deis Cyfle (Gaelic and Welsh for opportunity) has been aimed at increasing employability and opportunities for school leavers with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through a training programme for organisations throughout Wales.

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UK Autism Policy / Resource Comparisons Published for the first time


If you want to see how Wales fares in relation to Scotland, Northern Ireland and England, on government autism policy and finances then go the attached comparisons table published by the Celtic Nations Autism Partnership and the Autism Alliance UK.

This makes revealing reading.

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New website Coming Soon

We will soon be launching our new website detailing the work of Autism Cymru, information on Autistic Spectrum Disorders and the exciting developments in policy from Wales, the Celtic Nations and beyond which seek to develop understanding and services for people with an ASD and their families.

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