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The Sound of Silence: Communicating with the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Integrated Care Board (ICB)

As the pilot restricting Autism and ADHD assessments in York and North Yorkshire is due to end on Tuesday 27th June, we had hoped to write a blog this week to explain ICB’s plan for the future. Despite several requests for clarity, and assurances earlier this week of an ‘update’, the ICB have still not

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Guest Blog: Reflections on NHS England Guidance for Autism

NHS England published their national framework and operational guidance for autism assessment services on 5th April 2023. David McAsey has been in touch to share his initial thoughts on the guidance as it is highly relevant to the current pilot restricting autism and ADHD diagnoses in York and North Yorkshire. These are my personal initial

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Quiet Pride!

Are you LGBTQ+ and disabled? Let us tell you about Quiet Pride! Pride is great, but it can be very overwhelming, and by its nature can’t be fully accessible. So, we’ve been plotting with Portal Bookshop to put on a low key, gentle gathering specifically geared towards folks for whom official Pride is difficult. When:

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‘Am I Disabled Enough?’ Imposter Syndrome and Invisible Disability

Hazel writes about experiencing feelings of ‘not being disabled enough’ and the effect this has on disability identity. When growing up I essentially learnt that “disabled” only really meant physical things, in fact mainly visible ones. Disability was discussed as something to pity, as something that you could see, something that was obvious and could

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