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Post date: Mar 16, 2016 9:00:18 AM

Cheshire Autism Practical Support will be hosting their very own exhibition


Wednesday, 27th April at Frodsham Leisure Centre from 10am – 5:00pm.

This will be a brilliant exhibition to seek advice, visit specialist talks, visit exhibitors hall full of different services and products for people on the autism spectrum.

Tickets are available for a discounted rate of £10 per person in advance. For further details and how to purchase your tickets, follow the link below to the event poster.

CHAPS Exhibition Poster

Recommended hairdressers

Haircuts can sometimes be difficult for people with autism. The challenges can range from sensory issues to anxiety about what will happen during the haircutting process.

STEVE'S BARBERS in vale road, Ellesmere Port, CH659AY. Phil has been recommended by one of our Hinderton families.

If you can recommend an autism friendly activities/services that you have used let us know and we can pass this on to other families.

Coming soon-


There is going to be a new BBC Drama called 'The A Word' staring Christopher Eccleson. The story is about a 5 year old boy who has recently received a diagnosis of Autism It looks at how he copes with this and also the family dynamics of living with a child with autism. Lets hope it continues to raise awareness of autism and get people talking and supporting.

  • The A Word will screen on BBC1 from 22 March at 9pm

Cheshire Oaks – Autism Friendly

Cheshire Oaks now host monthly autism friendly shopping experiences, with a couple of adaptions to help ease the anxiety that shopping can cause and also to help build confidence of people with autism and their families to go out shopping! The adaptions made include; lights turned down low, music turned down low/turned off, a number of different quiet zones throughout the site for a place to go if feeling overwhelmed and need a break, all staff have received training in autism from our award winning Autism in Practice department. Also if you visit the customer services office when you arrive, you can pick up a map of the Cheshire Oaks site which will outline all the quiet zones for you and also autism alert cards which can be handed out to the public or a staff member if you require any assistance.

The next Autism Friendly Shopping night will be on Tuesday, 19th April from 5:00 – 9:00pm, hope you have a brilliant time!

The Autism Show offers more information, advice, products and services on autism (including Asperger syndrome) than can be found anywhere else in the UK.

1st-2nd July 2016

To find out more click here


Information and Services for Adults and Children in West Cheshire

Additional Needs Database for Children and Young People

The register helps us to plan and develop services for children and young people with disabilities, it helps us to know who we have and where they are. In addition to planning, the register also helps us to involve and inform families as well as keep in touch and share news and information.

Why should I sign up to it?

The register is used as a means for us to keep families updated with any new developments. Once you have added your child to the register, you will receive our newsletter called Family Focus. This includes information on local and national services, charities and events that are relevant to children and young people with disabilities and their families. In addition to this, you may, from time to time be sent other information from Cheshire West & Chester Council that is relevant to you.

Who can access information from the register?

The register is held within the Local Authority’s Families’ Information Service team. The information will be used primarily by the FIS team to keep you up to date with information about appropriate services for your family. However, as a secondary use, we may share the information with other council teams and partner agencies, to help us jointly plan services. Registering on the Additional Needs Database will not affect any services or benefits that you currently receive; it will also not guarantee your child and additional services or benefits.

Do you have to register your child?

No, the register is voluntary. Your child does not have to be on the register to receive services and support from health or social care. You can request to have your child’s details removed at any time.

How do I sign up?

Click on the link below to sign up.