November 2017

London - Transition to Adult Life – Housing, Benefits, Employment, Financial Planning Seminar

A series of seminars for parents, carers and professionals on the Mental Capacity Act, and assessments at age 18. Innovative solutions for adult life for those with disabilities and SEN.

Each seminar is only £15 (including lunch) for parents and carers, and £45 for professionals.

Action for Kids, together with The Advocacy and Support Partnership, Beam ABA Services and leading
law firm Irwin Mitchell, are delighted to present a series of flagship seminars for parents, carers and
professionals, which will cover issues related to special educational needs and disabilities.

This month's seminar: Transition to Adult Life II – Housing, benefits, employment, financial planning Tuesday 14th November 2017

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Manchester - National Autistic Society

Women and girls on the autism spectrum conference

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Attend our conference to get-up-to date with the latest research and practice in diagnosis and support for autistic girls and women.

This conference will focus on:

diagnosis of autistic girls and women
girls’ education – teaching social skills and communication
anxiety, and useful coping strategies
how to teach about consent and staying safe online.
Take advantage of our early booking rate – register by Friday 28 July 2017 and save up to £240.

Why attend this conference? This is a great opportunity to build your knowledge of how autism affects women and girls and how we can best support them. You will also meet fellow practitioners, researchers and autistic women themselves.

  • hear the UK’s leading experts provide insights into diagnosis and screening for autistic girls and women
  • discover more about what support is available and what more we could do
  • learn practical strategies for teaching autistic girls social and communication skills
  • be inspired by first-hand accounts of the unique issues that affect autistic women and girls
  • network with other professionals, autistic women and experts in the field.

We’re covering a wide range of topics to give you a perspective on the latest thinking across this whole field. Women and girls need different support that reflects their different experience. We know you’ll leave the conference motivated, informed and equipped to deliver it.

Register now to secure your place.



UK - Dimensions Autism friendly cinema screenings

We work with ODEON, Cineworld, Vue and Showcase to host Autism Friendly Screenings at over 250 cinemas nationwide.

On Sunday mornings throughout the month, films suitable for all audiences are screened in a sensory friendly and inclusive environment.

These adjustments aim to reduce over-stimulation and create a welcoming environment.


See an autism friendly screening of The Lego Ninjago Movie on Sunday 5th November at 11am, at participating Cineworld cinemas.


See an autism friendly screening of The Lego Ninjago Movie on Sunday 12th November at 10am, at participating Showcase cinemas.


See an autism friendly screening of The Lego Ninjago Movie on Sunday 29th October at 10:15am, at the participating ODEON cinemas listed below.

See a trial autism friendly screening for older audiences of Thor Ragnarok (TBC) on Monday 30th October at 6pm. This is at nine selected ODEON cinemas.


See an autism friendly screening of Despicable Me 3 on Sunday 29th October at 10:15am, at participating Vue cinemas.

Find your nearest cinema and more information.


Check back soon for more great events across the UK!

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