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Cumbriacrack.com: Open doors for Autism Hour at Barton's Yard

Cumbriacrack.com: Open doors for Autism Hour at Barton's Yard

Becky Langley (Operations Manager), Paul Kirkpatrick (Head Bartender), Claire Hughes (Business Development Manager) at Barton’s Yard café bar at The Halston.

For autistic people, the world can seem full of too much information – and too little understanding. Which is why the National Autistic Society launched the Too Much Information campaign to

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Cumbriacrack.com: Walsingham Support Staff win Prestigious National Award

Cumbriacrack.com: Walsingham Support Staff win Prestigious National Award

Walsingham Support Staff Sarah Smith and Nadine Suitor have scooped the award in the Best Employer category at the National Learning and Disabilities and Autism Awards. The Awards, held on Friday 29th June in Birmingham, celebrate excellence in providing quality care and support for people with learning disabilities across the

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Cumbriacrack.com: Whitehaven Library's New Autism area praised by Copeland's MP

Cumbriacrack.com: Whitehaven Library's New Autism area praised by Copeland's MP

The MP for Copeland has praised Whitehaven Library after the launch of its new Autism sensory area.

Trudy Harrison MP, and a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Autism, joined councillors and members of the public for the launch of Whitehaven Library’s autism friendly pop-up sensory area on Saturday.

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Cumbriacrack.com: Autism friendly library launches in Whitehaven

Cumbriacrack.com: Autism friendly library launches in Whitehaven

A welcoming, safe and stimulating environment for autistic young people is to be launched at Whitehaven Library on Saturday 12 May at 10.30am.

The library will unveil its new autism friendly pop-up sensory area, supported by a range of resources, which will be available regularly with dedicated weekly sessions.

The pop-up

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Cumbriacrack.com: Penrith opticians supports people living with autism

Cumbriacrack.com: Penrith opticians supports people living with autism

A staff member at Specsavers Penrith has completed a course that will help provide support to customers with autism.

The initiative, which was developed with The National Autistic Society and is being rolled out across Specsavers stores nationwide, aims to build the team’s knowledge about the lifelong developmental disability, while helping

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Cumbriacrack.com: Autism friendly library launches in Millom – Cumbria's first

Cumbriacrack.com: Autism friendly library launches in Millom – Cumbria's first

A welcoming, safe and stimulating environment for autistic young people is to be launched at Millom Library on Saturday 24th March at 11am.

The library will unveil its new autism friendly pop-up sensory area, supported by a range of resources, which will be available regularly with dedicated weekly sessions.

The pop-up

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Cumbriacrack.com: Copeland MP praises Millom Autism Group in Parliament questions

Cumbriacrack.com: Copeland MP praises Millom Autism Group in Parliament questions

Trudy Harrison MP

The MP for Copeland has praised a Millom based Autism group after asking a Health Minister what steps are being made to help improve mental health services for children and young people across Copeland.

In the Department for Health questions today, Trudy Harrison MP asked Minister, Jackie

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Cumbriacrack.com: Young Carlisle man launches powerful autism awareness film

Cumbriacrack.com: Young Carlisle man launches powerful autism awareness film

Andrew Hughes

For most people, having a simple chat is effortless and enjoyable – but for Andrew Hughes, who is 24 and from Carlisle, it’s not easy at all.

That’s because Andrew suffers from autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a range of conditions that cause problems with social interaction and communication.

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