Martin Hussey left Leicestershire to move into a NAS facility in London The National Autistic Society (NAS) has agreed to pay the family of a Leicestershire man £70,000 after it was claimed he was neglected and abused while in the charity's care. Martin Hussey was living in Leicestershire but was moved into supported living accommodation run by NAS in Croydon in 2015 to be closer to his family.
The National Autistic Society (NAS) has told a family it is “very sorry” and agreed to pay them £70,000 after it was claimed a 54-year-old autistic man in their care was neglected. Martyn Hussey moved from Leicestershire into supported living accommodation run by NAS in Croydon in 2015 to be nearer to family members.
The sister of a man with autism, who received a payout from his supported living provider after they were accused of neglect, has said there are “so many failings” across the “whole” care system. Speaking exclusively to Channel 4 News, Jules Hussey said she was shocked by the “horrific” care her brother Martin, 54, received in his supported living accommodation.
A Penrith community hero has been awarded an honour by Her Majesty The Queen. As part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, Helen Storey, the founder of charity Triple A has been awarded an MBE for services to the community in Cumbria. In early 2016, Helen set up Triple A under the Cumbria Reducing Offending Partnership Trust umbrella to provide guidance and support for those affected by autism.
There are around 700,000 autistic children and adults in the UK, who can struggle in public places such as stations and trains. The launch of the autism-friendly railway in partnership with Northern, Community Rail Lancashire and the National Autistic Society in 2019. This image was taken before COVID-19 restrictions
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The National Autistic Society’s Plymouth branch relies solely on fundraising in order to operate An autism parent support group is appealing for funds to help their work supporting local families. The volunteer-run group has been busier than ever during the pandemic and is fundraising by taking part in the Jurassic Classic Cycle Race on Saturday 22 May.
Staff and children at a Halesowen school are celebrating after becoming the first in the Dudley Borough to receive an accreditation from the National Autistic Society. Halesbury School, with 146 pupils aged from four to 18 years old, has been recognised for good autism practice and awarded Autism Accreditation by the UK’s leading charity for autistic people.
Two keen runners will be fastening their trainers and stocking up on the energy drinks as they run a virtual marathon around St Helens later this month.Good friends Rob Stocks and Maz Berry will be completing the 26.2-mile course in a bid to raise awareness of autism and they will be collecting donations for the National Autism Society.
The supermarket giant has sparked a social media storm after sharing its new collection online Supermarket giant Asda has pleased parents after revealing its new range of school uniforms.The retailer has sparked a social media storm after sharing its new collection online.An Asda spokesperson said on Facebook: “We're the first UK supermarket to sell clothing designed for children with specific or sensory-sensitive needs such as autism.
A Lichfield toy shop will extend ‘quiet hours’ in store for another week.The Entertainer, in the Three Spires Shopping Centre, reopened yesterday (12th April) after lockdown restrictions were eased.This week will see the first hour of opening feature reduced music and dimmed lights for the benefit of autistic visitors.
Pro golfer Dane Bairstow to take Mount Everest for autism charity A BRADFORD-based golf professional is taking on a gruelling charity trek to Mount Everest base camp with his dad in honour of his daughter.
TWO pupils from an Easter Ross secondary school have been sharing their experiences of autism as part of a global week of awareness.The initiative comes from Invergordon Academy S2 pupils Logan Mackay and Owen Semple.They have created a video to celebrate World Autism Awareness Week.
AUTISM is used to describe when a person's brain works in a different way to other's. Symptoms can range from communication difficulties to getting anxious or upset about unfamiliar situations and social events. Alfie Bowen was diagnosed with autism at the age of 11, and after many years of feeling overwhelmed and scared, he's shared with Express.co.uk how he overcame the odds. The National Autistic Society outline common autism traits Alfie Bowen was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and generalised anxiety
AUTISM comes to light in the "patterns of development, behaviour and skills" said Dr Sarah Lister Brook, the Clinical Director at the National Autistic Society. Speaking exclusively to the Express, Dr Brook shares her insight. As the clinical lead for the Lorna Wing Centres for Autism, Dr Brook has extensive experience providing support for autistic people, having qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1986. With more than 30 years of expertise, Dr Brook meets with lots of people who come for an autism assessment.
CHRIS PACKHAM presents BBC Two's Winterwatch, the programme about nature's wonderful wildlife. The English naturalist has been on the TV for decades, but did you know he is autistic? In response to the BBC Two documentary Chris Packham: Asperger's and Me, the 59-year-old thanked the audience for their "kindly voiced" messages. The TV star emphasised that "there is no typical autistic person". As a patron for the National Autistic Society, Chris admitted he found it "difficult" to represent the autistic community.
East Park in Maryhill awarded Advanced Autism Accreditation East Park Maryhill A MARYHILL based charity that provides education and residential care for autistic people has become the only child focused establishment in Scotland to be awarded an Advanced Autism Accreditation. East Park, on Maryhill Road, was given the award by National Autistic Society, in recognition of their high-quality autism practice, joined-up approach across care and education and commitment to continuous improvement. Kieron O’Brien,