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Ferenc’s passion for glass-blowing

22 March 2018

As part of World Autism Awareness Week 26 March – 2 April, The Disabilities Trust wants to celebrate Ferenc’s considerable artistic talents. Ferenc is a service user at The Maples in Reading.

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Taking steps towards an autism-friendly workplace

20 March 2018

A team of people at EDF Energy in Crawley attended a presentation by Danielle Prendergast of The Disabilities Trust, about the types of adaptations they can make in their workplace to enable an employee with autism to work in an office successfully.

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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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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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