Are you aware of autism?

Posted on April 25th, by Andrew Rendle in Politics & Society. No Comments

And if you are, what more can you do to understand this wide-spectrum condition?

World Autism Awareness Week took place between 27th March and 1st April 2017. But aren’t we all aware of autism already?

In many ways, the answer is ‘yes’. As Mark Lever, Chief Executive of The National Autistic Society told us at the society’s annual professional conference, awareness is up at around 98-99 … Read More »

Print archive: May 2016 – The mental health edition

Posted on June 1st, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The Citizen takes part in May’s mental health week with art, articles and testimonials from mental health service users and providers around the borough

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Croydon Council offers online support to people with autism

Posted on June 3rd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon Council has launched dedicated web pages offering information and advice to residents with autism and their families, carers and professionals.

Release begins: The new pages provide everything from advice for parents of children with autism and support group contact details to academic research and links to national charities.

Councillor Andrew Rendle, the council’s autism champion and deputy cabinet member for Families, Health and Social Care, said:

“The idea … Read More »

Arts career boost for Croydon teens

Posted on December 2nd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Club Soda, in partnership with Croydon Council, has been successful in securing £16,500 funding from the Department of Health for a project approved under the Autism Innovation Fund. 

Release begins: A council-funded project has won a £16,500 grant to give Croydon children with autism expert training towards a career in the entertainment industry.

 Club Soda has won Department of Health funding to train up to 30 young … Read More »

Croydon’s autism champion wants your input

Posted on October 1st, by Andrew Rendle in Politics & Society. No Comments

Andrew Rendle, Croydon’s Champion for Autism, wants to make Croydon’s ASD services better. If you have experiences to share, *protected email*

It was an honour for me to be made the Deputy Cabinet Member for People and Communities after I was elected to the council in May. The role covers (among over things) health and adult social care. I was also delighted to be made Croydon’s Champion for Autism – … Read More »

Answering the call of the wild: Croydon Forest School

Posted on April 4th, by Catherine Pestano in Culture. 3 comments

Who knew this sort of thing went on in Croydon?

It will surprise many people to learn that Croydon, celebrated land of concrete alienation, has its own Forest School. This pioneering and inspiring method of working with children and young people has been popular in Scandinavia for decades and arrived in Britain some twenty years ago. It has gained popularity over the last few years and many schools, including … Read More »