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AUTISM SURVEY EXTENDED AND WORKSHOPS PLANNED

healthwatchlogoAs part of their current workplan, Healthwatch Isle of Wight are looking into the transition between children services to adult services for those with Autism, with a survey now extended.

‘Transition’ is the term that is used when people are preparing to move from children services to adult services. This can be an anxious time for the individual and also family members.

Ideally transition planning would begin after a child turns 14 and a transition plan would be created, with input from the child and relevant family members.

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Transition plans for children with autism will usually cover issues such as education and training; health; housing; transport; work; relationships; hobbies; sport and leisure activities.

To compliment the transition survey, Healthwatch are hosting 2 workshops for anyone that has been through or is currently going through the transition period, either as a family member or an individual with Autism.

The workshops are taking place at Winchester House, Shanklin today (Wednesday) from 18:00-20:00 or at Downside Community Learning Centre, Newport on 25th March 2015 from 10:00-12:00. There is no need to book, simply turn up.

Your feedback can help influence and improve services on the Island.  The survey can be accessed by visiting www.healthwatchisleofwight.co.uk or calling 01983 608608.

Hard copies of the survey are available upon request. The survey now closes on 31st March 2015.

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