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As parents, we often spend hours searching google for the right information and sadly we often find it too late. The Survival Guide brings together several articles and resources that other families have told us they found useful. You can submit useful links and documents to us, or even write an article for the site if you have information you feel would benefit parents.

Click here to read a little about what the Survival Guide is all about...

As parents, we often spend hours searching google for the right information and sadly we often find it too late. The Survival Guide brings together several articles and resources that other families have told us they found useful. You can submit useful links and documents to us, or even write an article for the site if you have information you feel would benefit parents.

New download – When your child is admitted to an ATU

By Debs Aspland | March 12, 2019
When your child is admitted to an ATU

We know what a challenging time it can be for parents and carers, when a child is admitted into an ATU (Assessment…

Crowdfunding: Stop children being hurt in schools by restraint

By Debs Aspland | March 6, 2019
Crowdfunding campaigns

Help us to stop children being hurt in schools by restraint and other “behaviour management” techniques Children are being hurt every day…

Disabled Access Day

By Debs Aspland | March 6, 2019
News updates on Bringing Us together

The next Disabled Access Day is 16 March 2019. This is a bi-annual event for disabled people, their families and friends –…

Seeking chairs and members for the new disability Regional Stakeholder Network

By Debs Aspland | March 6, 2019
Get involved - opportunities for representatives

The Office for Disability Issues is seeking people to join the new Regional Stakeholder Network in 9 regional groups across England. They…

Petition: Stop the detention of people with ASD/LD in ATUs

By Debs Aspland | March 6, 2019
Petitions on Bringing Us Together

Too many people with Autism and learning disabilities are detained in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs), some end up being put in…

Petition: Parents with learning disabilities to be provided with independent advocacy

By Debs Aspland | March 6, 2019
Petitions on Bringing Us Together

Parents with learning disabilities whose children are involved with Children’s social services do not have the right to have someone to support…

Petition: Ban disproportionate restraint

By Debs Aspland | March 6, 2019
Petitions on Bringing Us Together

Ban disproportionate restraint on disabled children and adults and listen to them in court. Children disabled or not, should not be subject…

Petition: Police Officers to have mandatory training in autism and learning disability

By Debs Aspland | March 5, 2019
Petitions on Bringing Us Together

Paula McGowan has a petition to make training in autism and learning disability mandatory for all police officerss. She says “My son…

Petition: Autism is not a mental disorder, amend the Mental Health Act

By Debs Aspland | March 5, 2019
Petitions on Bringing Us Together

Autism is not a mental health problem so why is it currently defined as a ‘mental disorder’ under the Mental Health Act?…

DVLA Statement

By Debs Aspland | March 5, 2019
News updates on Bringing Us together

Statement from DVLA, “In our attempt to clarify the advice for drivers with autism spectrum disorders we’ve clearly muddied the waters and…

Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff

By Debs Aspland | March 5, 2019
Have your say - consultations

The government wants to know how we can make sure that health and social care staff have the right training to understand…