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Michael discusses his published novels

25 July 2018

Michael, a service user at one of our community services for people with autism, gives us an inside look at his published fantasy thriller novels.

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New supported living opportunities in West Sussex

28 June 2018

New supported living projects in West Sussex for people with autism means one vacancy will be available in August 2018.

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The Disabilities Trust exhibit at The Autism Show in London

20 June 2018

We recently exhibited and presented at The Autism Show in London - the UK's leading event for autism. Thank you to everyone who took a selfie at our stand!

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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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Wonderful achievements at The Maples

02 March 2018

A round up of some wonderful accomplishments from the service users at The Maples. These include a watery surprise from Fergus and some new creations from Ferenc!

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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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