Be Heard. Be the Change.
In 2009 an Autism Partnership Board was introduced in Bedfordshire to improve local services and help autistic adults to live fulfilling and rewarding lives. After listening to local autistic people a new way of working has been introduced so that those voices can be heard by implementing Local Groups and an Alliance Group.
Four Bedfordshire Autism Local Groups are held every three months to discuss local important issues relevant to you. Each group will be facilitated by a staff member from Autism Bedfordshire.
Next session: Wednesday 4th October 11-12:30pm, Dee Dee’s Vegan Cafe, Biggleswade. Register your attendance here
Next session: Thursday 12th October 11-12:30pm, The Prince of Wales, Ampthill. Register your attendance here
Next session: Thursday 5th October 11-12:30pm, The Pavilion, Bedford Park. Register your attendance here
Bedfordshire Autism Voice Alliance
The Autism Voice Alliance are a team of professionals who now meet every six months. Autism Bedfordshire will raise issues that come out of the local groups and request support from the Alliance Group to make changes for autistic people.
The outcomes of these meetings will be recorded under the subject headings below. If you would like to raise an issue/concern within Bedford Borough or Central Bedfordshire Councils please contact us
View the Bedfordshire Autism Voice benefits guide here
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John Bunyan quiet gym sessions Details here
Robinson Pools quiet gym sessions Details here
The DWP provide a health adjustment passport that can support you in employment. It can be used to identify reasonable adjustments that your employer can make and help you to apply for support from Access to Work.
Intensive personalised employment support is one-to-one support and training to help you into work if you have a disability. For more information Click here
How accessible are council’s websites? Click here
Recite Me Accessibility Features – At the top of the council’s website, you will see a button that says Speak/Translate. This opens up Recite Me.
The Recite Me cloud-based assistive technology toolbar allows web visitors to customise digital content, so that they can consume it in ways that work for them.
To watch a video to see how Recite works Click here as well as an instruction document here