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No lies, no deception, just honesty! Mar 28

As part of Autism Awareness Week, we are focusing on some of the communication tools we use at Certitude. Communication – understanding what’s happening around you and in turn being understood – can sometimes be difficult for people with autism. As part of Autism Awareness Week we spoke to Matt, a Deputy Manager, who explains […]

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Communication is the foundation for everything Mar 27

For Autism Awareness Week, we will be sharing stories each day from across Certitude focusing on the importance of great communication. We think that supporting people to communicate their needs and desires effectively is the key to making your own choices and having a good and fulfilling life.  Melanie, Total Communication Practitioner at Certitude tells us about […]

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Having a choice matters to me Mar 21

It’s important to encourage others to make their own choices and help raise awareness of what Down Syndrome is and how people with Down Syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities. Here, Parvin talks about her experience of “My Voice, My Community”.  “If you don’t know Parvin, she’s always the first one […]

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Enjoy every moment and don’t live life with regret Mar 21

As part of World Down Syndrome Day, we’ve been catching up with people about what is most important to them. Here, Christopher talks about what “My Voice, My Community” means to him. If anyone asks, I’m related to Ronny O’Sullivan but I’m a much better snooker player (we really just share the same last name!). […]

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When systems make life challenging – the responsibility of providers Mar 02

Life can be complicated. It has its highs and lows prompted by things we can control and things we can’t. There are key times for most of us in our life that make things even more complicated – becoming an adult, leaving school, starting  work, leaving home and becoming independent – or staying at home […]

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