An Invitation from Liz Friend and Sylvia Johnson:
Sheffield has a large number of groups who work with autistic people, from the very young to the very old.
We are two parents involved with the autism community in Sheffield and we think it would be useful for Sheffield to host and maintain an Autism Network, so that organisations and individuals can share information about things they are doing, and can identify priorities for action in Sheffield that will not only help enhance services but will also help make Sheffield a more autism-friendly place to live, whatever your age.
We hope the Network will be able to inform the work of the newly established 0-25 Autism Strategy Group and the Sheffield Autism Partnership between Sheffield Council, the local Clinical Commissioning Group, families and autistic adults.
We also hope to collectively build on local work to engage businesses and the private sector, arts and film venues, and employers.
Finally we hope that some of you will become involved in helping to move autism provision and autism-friendly environments forward in the city.
We are holding an inaugural meeting of the Network
on Tuesday 4th July 5.30pm to 7pm
Room 12.4.18 in the Charles Street Building of Sheffield Hallam University.
(Level 4 Room 18, entrance on Charles Street itself)
We understand that some people may wish to be involved but are unable to attend the meeting and will vary the times of meetings to try to accommodate different needs. We also hope to establish a social media presence so that it is easy for individuals and groups to share information.
We look forward to seeing you on the 4th July and hope that you find the Network useful in the coming months and years.
Please circulate this invitation to others you know who may wish to become involved.
Liz Friend and Sylvia Johnson