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Surrey launches new strategy to improve the lives of autistic people  

A new strategy has been published today that hopes to improve the lives of the estimated 12,300 people including children and young people living in Surrey with autism. Surrey’s All-Age Autism (AAA) Strategy 2021-26 will help break down barriers and inequalities that autistic children, young people and adults face in education, health, social care, work and communities.  The AAA strategy was developed after a public consultation in 2020 and created with autistic people, their families and carers and professionals from … Continue reading

Surrey asks, “what would make the county a better place for the 1 in 100 people living with autism?”

The first generation of people diagnosed with autism in childhood are now approaching retirement. That’s why for the first time, Surrey County Council and partners are looking at how they can best support autistic people of all ages living in Surrey. A survey launched today asks “what would make Surrey a better place for autistic … Continue reading

Work on new homes for people with autism begins

Latest artist’s impressions of planned new homes for people with autism revealed. All the images can be downloaded at http://www.flickr.com/surreynews Work to build new homes for people with autism and complex conditions has begun after the first shovel was put into the ground by the county council’s chairman. Sally Marks marked the start of the building … Continue reading

IN PICTURES: Artist impressions of new homes for people with autism

All the images can be downloaded at http://www.flickr.com/surreynews Artist impressions of planned new homes for people with autism and complex conditions have been unveiled. Surrey County Council has released images of how the accommodation for 10 young adults at Alfold, near Cranleigh, could look. It comes after plans were signed off by the Cabinet to … Continue reading

Girls at Surrey school specialising in autism write acclaimed novel

 Pupils at a Surrey school specialising in teaching girls with autism have written a ‘touching and inspiring’ novel about growing up with the condition. ‘M is for Autism’ tells the story of 13-year-old M as she navigates her early teenage years feeling different from other teenagers who always seem to know what to say and … Continue reading

Surrey chairman joins royal celebration of autism charity

CAPTION: Surrey County Council Chairman Sally Marks joined HRH The Countess of Wessex to help the Jigsaw Trust, which supports people with autism, celebrate its 15th anniversary. The countess took a tour of the new facilities for adults at the trust’s school in Dunsfold and unveiled a commemorative plaque. QUOTE: Mrs Marks said: “I was … Continue reading

MP Kwasi Kwarteng helps open new home for people with autism

MP Kwasi Kwarteng helped to celebrate the unveiling of a new home for people with autism when he dropped in at the official launch. The Spelthorne MP joined Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Mel Few at the event to mark the opening of Surrey County Council and London Care Partnership’s home. Mr Few said: “This fantastic building … Continue reading

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