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Dorsetecho.co.uk: Jack Welch will appear on Channel 4's Are You Autistic? tonight

Dorsetecho.co.uk: Jack Welch will appear on Channel 4's Are You Autistic? tonight

A young autism campaigner will appear on a television show tonight to talk about how the public can ‘change their mindsets’ about the condition.

Autism advocate Jack Welch, 24, from Weymouth, is a member of Ambitious about Autism’s youth council, and will make an appearance on Are You Autistic? which

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Dorsetecho.co.uk: People with autism and dementia could soon have access to blue badge parking permits

Dorsetecho.co.uk: People with autism and dementia could soon have access to blue badge parking permits

People with ‘invisible’ disabilities could soon have greater access to blue badges under new government plans.

The proposals, introduced by Transport Minister Jesse Norman, would help remove barriers to travel for people with conditions such as dementia and autism, allowing them better access to work, shops and amenities.

Around 2.4million

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Dorsetecho.co.uk: Autism campaigner awarded for his dedication to children and young people

Dorsetecho.co.uk: Autism campaigner awarded for his dedication to children and young people

A young campaigner has been recognised for his efforts to increase awareness of autism.

Jack Welch, 24, from Weymouth, was named Children and Young People’s Champion at a national awards ceremony in London, beating nominees from the across the country to land the exciting role. 

The prestigious awards celebrate the

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Dorsetecho.co.uk: Harry Redknapp teams up with Autism Wessex to launch The Autism Friendly Football campaign

Dorsetecho.co.uk: Harry Redknapp teams up with Autism Wessex to launch The Autism Friendly Football campaign

Harry Redknapp is teaming up with charity Autism Wessex to launch a campaign to make football more autism friendly.

The Autism Friendly Football campaign will support football clubs to make small changes that will make a big difference to anyone affected by autism.

Harry Redknapp, former Premier League football manager

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Dorsetecho.co.uk: The Curly Hair Project autism workshops will take place in Durweston near Blandford

Dorsetecho.co.uk: The Curly Hair Project autism workshops will take place in Durweston near Blandford

A short series of workshops on autism, described by some as life-changing, are coming to Dorset.

The Curly Hair Project autism workshops are run by Helen Eaton, an experienced trainer who has delivered more than thirty workshops on the developmental disability across Bristol, Bath and Wiltshire.

The Curly Hair Project is

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Dorsetecho.co.uk: Coping with CHAOS, Weymouth celebrates 10th anniversary

Dorsetecho.co.uk: Coping with CHAOS, Weymouth celebrates 10th anniversary

A service that provides a ‘lifeline’ for children with disabilities is proudly celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Coping with CHAOS, Weymouth, is a service led by Dorset-based charity, Diverse Abilities. For the past decade it has supported many children with disabilities, their siblings and parents by providing play sessions and advice

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Dorsetecho.co.uk: Bovington Park could be developed into new facility for children with autistic spectrum conditions

Dorsetecho.co.uk: Bovington Park could be developed into new facility for children with autistic spectrum conditions

A former school site could be developed into a new facility for children with autistic spectrum conditions.

Bovington Park was declared surplus to the Dorset County Council’s requirements approximately 18 months ago, but the council has struggled to dispose of the site.

The council has since sought expressions of interest

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