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Transforming care at The Maples

31 October 2017

Jon and his father James, from The Maples in Reading, attended the Skills for Care forum in London to develop a series of "pen-pictures" of people with learning disabilities and / or autism, who are at risk of displaying challenging behavior.

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Community Services round-up: 27th October 2017

27 October 2017

Prudential Insurance flexed their green fingers in helping our community house in reading with their garden; Mark, from Reading, has started to go out into the community to enhance his abilities and gain confidence; and Three service users, also from Reading had a great day out visiting the O2 Arena.

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Cisco volunteers for Heathermount School

24 August 2017

A team from Cisco Systems Limited recently volunteered to carry out a decorating project at Heathermount, painting the Wing area which will now become an open office for therapists to work in and an art therapy room

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Autism community house rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC

25 July 2017

Staff and the people they support at Beech Hill are celebrating after being awarded ‘Outstanding’ by care watchdog the CQC, which puts them in the top two per cent of care providers in the whole of England.

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Heathermount Headteacher in second retirement surprise

12 July 2017

Retiring Headteacher Ruth Bovill was "bowled over by the lovely gesture" after Heathermount School's new sports hall was named after her. 'The Bovill' Sports Hall was officially opened by local MP Adam Afriye.

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Hollyrood rated ‘Good’ by CQC in second consecutive report

26 June 2017

Hollyrood, our service for adults with is a residential centre providing services for adults, who have been diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum has been rated as ‘Good’, in the latest CQC inspection.

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Ascot headteacher ‘thrilled and overwhelmed’ by OBE awarded in Queen’s Birthday Honours

17 June 2017

Ruth Bovill, headteacher of Heathermount School, Ascot has been awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to education and disability.

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Beech Hill's brilliant woodwork projects

16 June 2017

Mark and Michael from our Autism Spectrum Partners community house, Beech Hill have been busy in their new woodwork shed getting creative - from frames to farms, see and read all about their fantastic projects.

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Hamilton Lodge to close

05 April 2017

The Disabilities Trust has reluctantly come to the very difficult decision to close Hamilton Lodge, our residential service for people with autism and learning disabilities near Colchester in Essex.

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Teacher and pupil from Heathermount school pose for Autism Awareness Week

World Autism Awareness Week school assembly

31 March 2017

The Disabilities Trust’s Heathermount School in Ascot has been raising autism awareness by organising a school assembly at St Francis Primary School in South Ascot.

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