Social services are failing to look after carers – this must change urgently |by Judith Potts | Reblogged from The Telegraph

Many people who call my helpline (0345 051 3925) for advice on how to cope with the silent, visual hallucinations that can develop when sight is compromised or lost are ringing on behalf of family members for whom they are acting as carers.  The carers tend to be from the ‘sandwich’ generation, living in the middle of … Continue reading Social services are failing to look after carers – this must change urgently |by Judith Potts | Reblogged from The Telegraph

Autism Speaks releases new strategic plan for science | Science News | Autism Speaks

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The plan’s priority objectives include:

Support research that deepens understanding of autism’s causes, including basic research on the biological processes that lead to many different types of autism and their associated physical and mental health conditions.

* Support studies that translate these basic discoveries into promising personalized treatments and services ready to be evaluated in pilot studies.

Foster opportunities for clinical testing of promising treatments, individual services and public health programs, with an emphasis on serving underserved communities at home and abroad.

Improve the measurement of autism and its associated features to enhance screening, diagnosis, subgroup identification and the tracking of change during clinical trials and across the life span.

Promote consensus-building in autism research and healthcare by facilitating engagement among professionals and with the autism community, with the goal of speeding and expanding the delivery of effective, evidence-based care and services.

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Autism Speaks releases new strategic plan for science | Science News | Autism Speaks

The plan’s priority objectives include: * Support research that deepens understanding of autism’s causes, including basic research on the biological processes that lead to many different types of autism and their associated physical and mental health conditions. * Support studies that translate these basic discoveries into promising personalized treatments and services ready to be evaluated in pilot … Continue reading Autism Speaks releases new strategic plan for science | Science News | Autism Speaks

The SCOPE Christmas Meal And Some Autism Related Links

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INTRODUCTION

I am including autism related links because it was in my capacity as NAS West Norfolk branch secretary that I was invited to attend the SCOPE christmas meal (our organisations are looking to work more closely on various things). 

THE MEAL

The meal was arranged for The Gatehouse, a Hungry Horse pub located near the South Gate, at the edge of King’s Lynn (hence the name) with food booked for 3PM. The plan was for a few things to be discussed as well. I arrived at the pub not long after 2PM, purchased a pint to drink slowly while I waited for others to arrive (SCOPE were paying for the food, so I reckoned I could allow myself a couple of drinks) and settled down to wait. 

Others began arriving at around 2:45, and Chloe Yianni from SCOPE, who was running the event, arrived just before 3PM. 

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