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Significant dates:

May Bank Holidays

- Monday 6 May 2019

- Monday 27 May 2019

COming up:

We have a busy week planned for next week.

Volunteering Day

Monday 20th May 2019 our Keystage 4 and Post 16 students will be volunteering in our local community and school. Students need to wear appropriate clothing to suit their activity.

Gardening Week

Tuesday 21st May – Thursday 23rd May 2019, is our annual ‘gardening week’ where staff and students will be working in the school grounds. Please ensure students wear weather appropriate old clothes.

Fundraiser day

Friday 24th May 2019 we will be fundraising to support a community which the school has links with in Africa. We will be having ‘egg and bacon’ rolls, table top sale, raffle and various other fundraising activities. Any raffle donations welcome.

School will close for Half term Friday 24th May 2019 at 3.10pm and will re-open Monday 3rd June 2019.

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World autism awareness week

More support for parents and carers of newly diagnosed autistic children

A new film is being launched today by the National Autism Team which aims to support parents and carers of newly-diagnosed autistic children.

Feedback from autistic people and other stakeholders has indicated that there is a gap in support and guidance in the period immediately after diagnosis. Clinicians and professionals will be able to signpost parents and carers to the film upon their diagnosis, and it is also easily accessible as a reference point online.

The film was commissioned by the National Autism Team – formerly National ASD Development Team – which is funded by Welsh Government and hosted by WLGA, in close partnership with Public Health Wales.

Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said:

“For parents and carers, their child being diagnosed with autism can often be a bewildering experience due to a general lack of understanding of autism as a condition.

“The film was commissioned by the National Autism Team in direct response from autistic people that there isn’t enough support and guidance immediately after receiving a diagnosis. I hope this film will help to offer reassurance to parents and carers, and to show that there is information available that can really help them understand what the diagnosis means and practical advice about day to day living.”

“In addition to the film, the National Autism Team have an array of useful materials available on www.asdinfowales.co.uk to support autistic individuals and those around them.”


The film can be seen online on: https://www.asdinfowales.co.uk/tv

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