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  • ipad app trial for autistic children (3-15 years) with little language

    Your child is invited to take part in a research study sponsored by Nottingham Trent University, evaluating a new iPad’app’.

    The app, called ‘Point OutWords’, trains people to control movements of their fingers, hands or mouths. Some children with autism find it very difficult to use speech to communicate, but research and feedback from patients and families has suggested that a proportion of children understand quite a lot of language but find it difficult to make the movements needed to speak.

    Dr Matthew Belmonte, a psychologist in Nottingham Trent University, has developed an iPad game specifically to help children learn the motor skills needed to speak.

    We need to find out if it is practical and enjoyable for children and families to use, and work out the best way to carry out a clinical trial of this intervention.

    Before you decide if your child can take part it is important for you to understand why the research is being done and what it will involve.

    Contact details if you are interested in taking part in the study:

    Dr Emma Weisblatt, 01733 777939, or email  eiw44@cam.ac.uk

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  • Pinpoint DLA to PIP Information Session

    Pinpoint will be hosting an information session for parents/carers of children who are currently claiming DLA (disability living allowance) and approaching age 16+ and due to transfer onto PIP.

    On: Thursday 19 Sept 2019 10.30am to 12.30pm

    At: Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech PE13 2PE

    Anjela Jones, Manager from the Welfare Benefits Advice Team will be offering parents free support and assistance with claiming PIP and other connected benefits.

    Find out about:

    • Who can help you complete the forms
    • How to become an appointee
    • Who is eligible and what are the rates
    • An overview of the PIP points system
    • What to expect from the telephone call and face to face assessment
    • What to do if your claim is turned down

    There’s time for a cuppa after the session.

    To book email: jackie@pinpoint-cambs.org.uk

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  • ABC Project Drop-in Session on Relationships, Sex and Disability

    The ABC team from Dhiverse are holding a drop-in session during Sexual Health Awareness Week 2019.

    Date:  Wednesday 18th September 10am -1pm

    At:  the Community Escape room at the Grafton Centre

    You can join them for a chat and light refreshments to find out what they do and how they make information around relationships and sex accessible to people with learning difficulties and autism. The theme for the drop-in is Relationships, Sex and Disability which is the topic for this year’s Sexual Health week.

    For more information please contact Rosie Childs on 01223 508805 or email rosie.childs@dhiverse.org.uk

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