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Projects Development Team

Who Are We

 

 

We work on a variety of projects all with the aim of including autistic people’s voices and experiences to help improve services both locally and regionally across health and social care.

Autistic adults can find it harder to find employment and stay in employment, they can find it more difficult to access services which other people take for granted.  Recent studies have shown that there is an inequality within health and social care for those who are autistic.

Autism Bedfordshire have been holding Voice Groups to listen to where they are having difficulties and educating professionals to work in different ways to understand these different needs.

Through our various projects we have been able to hold webinars across the NHS East of England sharing the voices of autistic adults through video clips and sharing good practice from one professional to many others.

Some of our members have helped re-word and design care needs assessment forms to make them easier to read and understand.

Some members have gone outside their comfort zone to share some of their traumatic experiences to help change how autistic people are treated and to help educate professionals to have a better understanding of how differently an autistic brain can process information.

To find out more about the projects we are involved with and links to videos from past webinars please click on the boxes below. 

Hear Me, See Me

Our Hear Mee, See Me campaign examines the inequalities in health care that impact autistic individuals and their families.

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Breaking Barriers Together

Breaking Barriers Together provides accessible information to help autistic adults and learning disability adults, understand what to expect when attending health and social care appointments. 

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Breaking Barriers Together: Professionals

Breaking Barriers Together: Professionals aims to include autistic people’s voices and experiences to help improve services across health and social care.

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Bedfordshire Autism Voice

Bedfordshire Autism Voice gives autistic adults the opportunity to raise local issues. These issues are taken to Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough authorities to make the changes you want to see.

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Meet The Team

Heather Wildsmith – Projects Development Team Manager

Annette Reid – Projects Development Support Officer

Matthias Djan – Projects Development Videographer and Support Officer

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