Portsmouth Autism Community Forum
Healthwatch Portsmouth is working with Portsmouth City Council to administer the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum. The Autism Community Forum is a place where people with autism, their families and carers can meet with service providers such as the council, health services and support groups. We want your views and for you to have your say to make services in Portsmouth better.
The next meeting of the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum will take place next Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10am-12pm.
The meeting will take place in room 5 at the Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Buckland, Portsmouth PO2 7BL.
Buckland Community Centre is located near to Kingston Road for buses, free parking is available in the car park or on Malins Road. Refreshments will be available. (see map on Centre website – http://www.bcc.org.uk/contact/)
At this meeting we will be discussing employment and the help and services available to enable autistic people to gain and keep jobs. We will be joined by speakers from the Department of Work and Pensions, the You Trust and the […]
The next meeting of the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum will take place on Wednesday 28 November 2018 10am-12pm at the Buckland Community Centre, Malins Road, Buckland, Portsmouth PO2 7BT – see map at http://www.bcc.org.uk/contact/ – the centre can be reached by buses to Kingston Road or parking is available on site or in Malins Road.
At this meeting we will be talking about employment – further details will be available shortly.
Set up by the National Autistic Society Autism Hour is an effort to show what an autistic-friendly experience could be. Research by NAS has shown that over 50% of autistic people and families avoid going to the shops as they are worried about how people will react to their autism. Researchers found that 79% of autistic people feel socially isolated.
Making businesses autism-friendly make good business sense – it is estimated that one in 100 people are autistic and many autistic people and their families […]
Health and Care Portsmouth are running a learning disabilities celebration event on Wednesday 10 October at the training academy in Gunwharf Quays (opposite Marks and Spencer) – people with learning disabilities, their families and carers and professionals are invited for a day of celebration and learning with workshops, information and stalls. We will be there handing out information about Healthwatch Portsmouth and talking to people about their heakth and care.
The event takes place 10am-3pm – come for the full day or drop in for part of it. Health and Care Portsmouth – Portsmouth Learning Disabilities: Celebration […]
We’re sorry to inform you that the Portsmouth Autism Community Forum meeting that was scheduled for Friday 28 September 2018 in Cosham has had to be postponed – we will be in touch with the rearranged date shortly.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Young people: share your thoughts about autism services in Portsmouth at the Dynamite Autism Focus Group 12 September 2018
Portsmouth young people aged 14-25 are invited to share their thoughts on autism services in the city at a group discussion with pizza on Wednesday 12 September 2018 at the Frank Sorrell Centre, Southsea.
Download the flyer Dynamite Autism Focus Group flyer
Dynamite support is available to help you take part – see How can we support you at the Dynamite Autism Focus Group
Please let Dynamite know if you are able to attend – email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 07905682886
The next meeting of the Portsmouth Community Autism Forum will take place on Friday 28 September 2018 10-12 at the Cosham Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham PO6 3AP. Cosham Community Centre is just off Cosham High Street and a short distance from Cosham railway station and bus stops.
The agenda for the meeting will be published here and circulated shortly before the meeting.