Autism Bedfordshire’s Response to Coronavirus

Autism Bedfordshire recognises that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will impact some of the 6,000 autistic children, adults and their families/support networks across Bedfordshire. To better support the current need, we are continuing, increasing and developing our phone, email and online support for you.

In order to reduce risks to our members and team, we have cancelled our group sessions up until and including 18th April 2020 and are reviewing government guidance daily, this can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding, and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

We are still taking membership registrations, referrals and assessments and aim to continue to:

  • Reduce isolation and provide practical and emotional support
  • Increase skills; resilience and social communication
  • Improve confidence and empowerment

…we’re still here for you.

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1 week ago
🤩🥰 It's World Autism Awareness Week! 🤩😍
Today's letter is A.
A is for Autism.
Did you know that Autism is a lifelong developmental disability and NOT a mental health condition? It's also not a learning disability.
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2 weeks ago
Autism Bedfordshire Coronavirus Update

Our staff are now working remotely. We are setting up call diverts so that we can continue to offer our helpline and general enquiries services.

If you need help or advice please email us at enquiries @autismbeds.org. https://t.co/EKfWYhLdjE
2 weeks ago
Social Story - Why Am I Not at School.

You can download the story as a PDF here: https://t.co/pXlWzLgxBN

Please contact enquiries @autismbeds.org if you would like this social story adapted to suit your child's needs.

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Autism Bedfordshire21 hours ago
Just a reminder about some of the additional services we are providing to support families through this tough time:
- As well as our usual 9am to 5pm helpline service, we have a texting service twice a week, this includes TONIGHT between 6pm and 8pm;
- We have a support group on Facebook, please feel free to like/ follow to get support at this difficult time;
- We have resources available to download FREE from our website: autismbedfordshire.net;
- We now have an instagram page: @abchildrenservices.
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Autism Bedfordshire1 day ago
It can be difficult to tell the difference between a spam text and one that’s legitimate.

Criminals use a technique called “spoofing” to make it look like you’re being contacted by a genuine organisation.

Avoid clicking on any links, and instead, log in to your account to update your information or make any payments.

You should report spam texts to your network provider by forwarding them to 7726.

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It can be difficult to tell the difference between a spam text and one that’s legitimate. Criminals use a technique called “spoofing” to make it look like you’re being contacted by a genuine organisation. Avoid clicking on any links, and instead log in to your account to update your information or make any payments. You should report spam texts to your network provider by forwarding them to 7726. #TakeFive #StopChallenge