two autistic male service users walking  outside Hamilton Lodge

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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Staff learn Makaton for World Autism Awareness Week

30 March 2017

Cathy Menzies from Ernest Kleinwort Court, delivered a Makaton communications session to staff members from the Trust’s central office in Burgess Hill for World Autism Awareness Week.

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Speech and Language therapists In Hollyrood

Speech and Language Therapy in Hollyrood

27 March 2017

As part of World Autism Awareness Week, we are highlighting the invaluable provisions the speech and language team at Hollyrood in Lindfield offer for service users and support workers.

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Simon wins employee of the year award

26 January 2017

Simon Kerr, a support worker from our 'Beech Hill' autism community house in Haywards Heath, has won The Disabilities Trust’s Employee of the Year Award 2016!

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The Maples

The Maples receives Good CQC report

20 January 2017

Autism service The Maples in Reading was visited by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and received an overall good result, with each category receiving ‘Good’.

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Fundraising pays for soft play area at Heathermount

20 December 2016

Heathermount School has installed a new soft play area in the Early Years’ classroom, thanks to a donation from Alan Durrans from Spitfire Properties LLP.

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Phil and Andy conquer Death Valley challenge

19 December 2016

Phil Glenister from Cisco International Limited and his friend Andy Watson have conquered the Death Valley cycling challenge raising £2,650 for Heathermount School in the process.

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Heathermount students take flight

30 November 2016

Students from Heathermount School in Ascot, visited Maidenhead Heritage Centre and flew a Spitfire in a flight simulator to assist with their AQA project qualification.

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autistic service user sitting at a typewriter in The Maples

A novel idea from Michael

04 November 2016

Michael, from a community house for people with autism in Welby Road, Reading, has recently had his third book published. ‘Natures Revenge’ is a story of nature’s survival when faced against the brutality of man.

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