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Saturday, Dec 22 at 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, Jan 12 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, Jan 19 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, Jan 26 at 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
An opportunity to make things better. Nothing changes unless we engage... When listening really works NHS England have asked Inclusion North and Autism in Mind to talk to children, young people and families about what works for children with a learning disability, autism or both, who can have challenging behaviour and may also have a mental health condition. This is part of the Transforming Care programme which aims to improve services so that children with a learning disability do not end up in hospital due to their challenging behaviour or mental health condition unless it is absolutely necessary. We want to hear about times when things really worked for your family because you were involved in decisions, and when things went wrong because the right conversations weren’t had with you, and you weren’t listened to. Do you have experience of everything working well? Or do you have a horror story that you would be willing to share to help make things better? All information you share will be anonymised and we will use it to make a general set of recommendations to NHS England. For more information please contact Karen at Inclusion North or call/text 07375034291 Or Carole at Autism in Mind or call 07557374206

We are pleased to have this opportunity to tell you about Daslne (Database of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Living in the North East). The database covers the six local authorities in the north east and has been running since 2003. Daslne was set up to gather information on children with autism spectrum disorder living in the north-east in order to assist in the planning of service provision. The Daslne database also promotes high quality research projects.

All information is kept confidential and secure, and reports from Daslne will never identify individuals in any way.

There are now 1,750 families registered with Daslne. Families on the database receive a twice-yearly Newsletter and are also contacted regularly about various events/activities/training courses happening locally. For the database to be effective it must aim to give a complete picture. We would therefore like your help with this by agreeing to register with Daslne. You can find out more information on our website -

Spectrum Enterprises is currently supporting Nathan Chan (who is autistic) to set himself up as a self-employed PC Repair man ( In addition to his PC repair business, Nathan is setting up an eSports video and gaming club in the North East for people who are autistic. The idea behind this club is for people to be able to meet in a safe environment to play games and socialise. He would be very grateful if you could send this SurveyMonkey link to all of your networks in order for him to determine the demand for such a club. At the moment, the club will only be able to accommodate people who are 18 years and older due to the age range restrictions of some of the games, but the survey can be completed by all ages.

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South Tyneside’s Kids And Young Adults Klub - 

Special needs support group or The KAYAKS as we prefer 

to be known, is a weekend, voluntary run support group 

provided by a dedicated team of volunteers. 

We are an independent group who rely on donations and 

sponsors to provide a wide range of fun and recreational 

activities for special needs children, teenagers and young 

adults. While providing practical help, support and advice 

from personal experience on “special needs” related 

subjects for parents and carers.

Saturday 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Mortimer Community College, Reading Road, South Shields, 
Tyne & Wear NE33 4UG

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