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Light it up BLUE

Join Autism Speaks in celebrating World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 and Light It Up Blue to help shine a light on autism.

Whether it's your front porch or your local city hall, an office party or a banquet, the whole world is going blue to increase awareness about autism.

Light It Up Blue, in its third year, is a unique global initiative to help raise awareness about the growing public health concern that is autism. Iconic landmarks around the world will Light It Up Blue to show their support. Join us now and help shine a light on autism.

DSM5 Petition

Please take a look at this petition:

DSM-5 Committee: Don't Reduce the Criteria for an Autism Spectrum Condition in the DSM-5


For further information see articles here, take a look over this collection of articles, or see more of what Debi has to say here

Bring and Share Celebration

Nan Carle visiting Cornwall for 3 days. Nan is internationally renowned for her work developing social inclusion practice for people with disabilities.   This year Nan’s visit will focus on autism.

As part of Nan’s visit we would like to invite you to a ‘Bring and Share Celebration’

Wednesday 30 November 6.00 to 8.30 pm, New County Hall

Jelibean has been allocated 20 places for this event and if you would like to attend please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nan’s career has advanced the frontiers of social inclusion from multiple directions. She has challenged and changed policy and practice to enable communities to have the skills and knowledge to resolve conflicts and unleash the power of individuals to support and care for one another. She has worked with people from around the world who hold a diverse range of cultural backgrounds and a wide range of abilities to pursue and follow their hopes

Special educational needs and/or disabilities in mainstream schools

A briefing paper for section 5 inspectors: Inspectors should have received the mainstream special educational needs and/or disability training provided by Ofsted before leading an inspection. This guidance is for quick reference only.