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Guide: Supporting people living with autism spectrum disorder and mental health problems

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This useful booklet is guidance on how to support people living with ASD who may need further support with mental health.

"Rivertime Pat" Boat Naming

PRESS RELEASE : New boat for Para-Rowers at Marlow named after Rivertime Boat Trust co-founder Pat Davis

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A donation of £2,500 from the Shanly Foundation has supported the purchase of a new boat for the Para-Rowers at Marlow Rowing Club. At a naming ceremony, organised by the Club on Sunday 7 May 2017, the Shanly Foundation unveiled the name for the boat. Inspired by one of the founders of the Rivertime Boat […]

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Talking Inclusion – Usher Syndrome ~ Molly Watts

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Open to Inclusion? Check out our friend Molly Watts who is a consultant and advocate for Usher Syndrome. She believes that the world has to be accessible to all.  Follow her website and blog via http://www.mollywatt.com/ Find out what Usher Syndrome is via her video blog here: [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbeNmZ1SEm8[/embedyt] And how assistive technology is an […]

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What is the Dyslexia Adult Network?

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Introducing ourselves The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) is a coalition of organisations and specialists working at a national level with adults with dyslexia. We also cover Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder and Dyscalculia – sometimes known as neurodivergent (ND). The issues that cause the most difficulty to this population relate to employment in its many […]

Event: From Individual to Infrastructure: Enabling Success for Adults with Dyslexia

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Enabling Success for Adults with Dyslexia is a conference by the British Dyslexia Association with Dyslexia STEM, kindly hosted by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), Friday, 28 April 2017 in Watford. This conference will explore how individuals can acquire the characteristics that successful individuals with dyslexia or related conditions, share. It will also look at how networks […]

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Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018

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CALL FOR ARTISTS! Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year is looking artists to take part in the next series. Click on the link to apply and find out more (Deadline 3rdMarch 2017) https://www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/portrait You could win a £10,000 commission for a major British institution and £500 of art materials from Cass Art. If you […]

Makaton Training – The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

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An exciting opportunity is coming up at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in March. We are going to be running the two day Makaton Foundation Course at a significantly reduced rate compared to booking it elsewhere. For just £85 (usual price up to £225) you can learn the signs and symbols of the core […]

Research into Issues for Adults with Dyslexia/Specific Learning Difficulties ~ Margaret Malpas

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Over the last 12 months, I have been conducting some pilot research to identify issues and experiences of adults with dyslexia or related specific learning difficulties (SpLD).  The aim was to use the pilot to discover which characteristics were helpful to adults with dyslexia and other SpLD. I anticipated that topics which were very relevant […]

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New resources links

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We have brought together a number of resources relating to inclusive practice.  Take a look at our new links, if you know of any or would like to contribute to our website please contact us. Links page HERE or from main site’s menu.

Westminster AchieveAbility Commission into recruitment practice for dyslexic and neurodivergent people wants to hear from you.

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Briefing Chaired by Barry Sheerman MP with Lord Addington as adviser, this Commission will investigate work related recruitment and build on existing research such as the recent ACAS report ‘Neurodiversity at Work’. The Commission will feed into the government goal of ‘Halving the Disability Employment Gap’ by 2020. As dyslexic people, and those who are […]

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State of Museum Access ~ Vocaleyes

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Disability Co-operative Network welcomes this important report on the State of Access in Museums in the United Kingdom by Vocaleyes We recognise with Vocaleyes there is some exciting and innovative work in museums, but there are still clear gaps to participation for disabled people, particularly people who are partially sighted or blind. Some key figures […]

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Press Release: Goldhay Arts Christmas Show

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Our group members have been working very hard on their Christmas Magic Show and have now set a date.  The show will be held on Tuesday, 6th December at 1.15pm here at the Cresset, Bretton Centre.  They will entertain the crown with a number of magic tricks plus a performance from our Monday morning singing […]

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Press Release: New Book – The Incorrigibles ~ DASH

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The Incorrigibles: Perspectives on Disability Visual Arts in the 20th and 21st Centuries http://dasharts.org/projects/the-incorrigibles-perspectives-on-disability-visual-arts-in-the-20th-and-21st-centuries.html The drive to produce this book grew out of issues raised within two of DASH’s recent projects: 1: Awkward Bastards took place in March 2015, the first in a series of conferences bringing together an array of speakers – including historians, […]

Press Release: Call for Proposals – Radical Practices ~ DASH

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http://dasharts.org/projects/awkward-bastards-2.html DASH’s first Awkward Bastards symposium in March 2015 was one of the first to engage with the spectrum of diversity from disability, ethnicity, and sexuality, to gender and class. Thanks to generous funding from ACE Awkward Bastards returns in 2017 to consider the ways in which diverse artists and practices have been, are, or […]

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DCN Banner Art ~ Ceridwen Powell

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Banner Art New banner art for DCN is by the following artist: Amanda Wells (Ceridwen Powell) Statement and Biography I am originally from West Yorkshire, and came to Mid-Wales in 1983 to study English at Aberystwyth University. I fell in love with the Mid-Wales region, and have lived in the area ever since. I moved to North […]

VocalEyes

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VocalEyes is a registered charity working across the nation at a variety of venues and with a range of partner organisations. The heart of their mission is to work with blind and partially sighted people to enhance engagement with the arts, through audio-description. http://www.vocaleyes.co.uk/

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DAN Network News – No. 3 Autumn 2016

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Here is the latest Network News from the Dyslexic Adult Network :  DAN Network News – Autumn 2016 The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) has been founded to increase awareness of the impact of dyslexia and related conditions on adults. The network are made up of representatives of the major dyslexia charities and of specialists, including […]

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Access to Work: What You Can Do

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If you have a disability (dyslexia and other neurodiverse conditions are included), you can apply for funding for equipment and coaching.  This is called Access to Work and it is funded by Central Government. Have a look at this animation to find out more about Access to Work, how to apply and what you can […]

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Sensory Backpacks at the V&A with Abigail Hirsch ~ Claire Madge, V&A

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Launched in August 2015, the Curious Ceramics backpack is the V&A’s first backpack aimed at children with visual impairments. The V&A offer a number of backpacks for families, but for this special sensory version they worked in close collaboration with Sense, the national deafblind charity, and Abigail Hirsch an artist and an educator with experience […]

Interactive Fox

A journey through local wildlife like you’ve never seen before in unique interactive exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry

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Have you ever stroked a fox, heard a polecat chatter, smelt otter dung or seen a stoat in ermine? Now you can experience the natural world like never before in an exciting new interactive exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. Delve into the Herbert’s collections and uncover the brilliance of the natural world […]