A lack of services has led families affected by Autism to take control by setting up a support centre to provide help for each other. Nationwide the lack of help and services is a big issue, especially for families with newly diagnosed children. I have been to visit a fab  group of parents who have formed Halton Autistic Family Support Group, they have opened a charity shop to fund a family centre and provide help and support for families in Halton.  After lots of fundraising they have rented an empty shop in the town centre, without help from the Council…

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Here is another selection of family news articles for parents from the past week. Mental health spending cuts. After labour asked the government for Mental Health spending figures they discovered a £50million cut in spending, accusing the government of breaking its promise to make mental health a priority. Is this why in November a 16-year-old girl from Devon spent two nights in a police cell as no psychiatric bed was available. …………. What’s the point in School league tables. Contrary to popular belief not all parents check school league tables when choosing a school. If you ever read this about our experience…

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Oh Pudsey how your image, inspires us to donate On a night of fun and frivolity, that makes us all feel great But interspersed with sadness, of tales so raw and true As images of children in need, inspire to support you In a time of government cutbacks and money being tight who’d have thought last years target, could be smashed in just one night So now the night, is over and thank you everyone and this is where your money goes so support can carry on: Helping under 18’s dealing with Illness, distress, abuse or neglect Any kind of…

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