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New download – When your child is admitted to an ATU

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 and Treatment Unit) or secure hospital setting. Trying to remember what to ask, or even think about what to ask, can be an added stress. We asked parents, with lived experience, to let…

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Crowdfunding: Stop children being hurt in schools by restraint

Crowdfunding campaigns

Help us to stop children being hurt in schools by restraint and other “behaviour management” techniques Children are being hurt every day in educational settings, following the use of restraint by staff who are operating within a system which we believe doesn’t properly protect and uphold their human rights. These parents are raising funds to…

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Disabled Access Day

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 – all about trying something new, whether that be a venue holding an early bird opening for the first time or a wheelchair user trying out a tramper in the great outdoors! To find…

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

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 seclusion units, this needs to stop. People with Autism & learning disabilities need appropriate support and care and not be detained in units that cannot appropriately support them You can sign this petition…

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Petition: Ban disproportionate restraint

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 to disproportionate restraint. The crown office does not accept medical notes, hospital statements and pictures of the bruising as compelling evidence. The crown office should be doing more to protect the most vulnerable…

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DVLA Statement

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 we’re very sorry for that. We have amended the advice on http://GOV.UK  for both drivers and medical professionals which make it clear that a driver who has an autism spectrum disorder only need…

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