Putting myself in his shoes

People communicate in many ways – different languages, different sign languages and even how we react physically when talking with someone can all vary greatly. Communication can be a challenge for people with Autism so, as part of Autism Awareness

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No lies, no deception, just honesty!

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.

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Communication is the foundation for everything

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

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Rosa Monckton does not speak for us or our children

Read two stories from parents voicing their concerns over the claims made by Rosa Monckton and supported by Libby Purves in a recent article claiming that “We are letting down people with learning difficulties if we allow the minimum

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Having a choice matters to me

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

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Enjoy every moment and don’t live life with regret

ChristopherAs 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 …

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Up for a challenge?

If you’re feeling lively, fancy a bit of exercise, and help people we support in the process, then sign up for one of our challenges!

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Ealing Central and Acton MP Rupa Huq visits Certitude!

Local MP Dr Rupa Huq enjoyed tea and biscuits when she visited our learning disability services in Ealing.  She met people we support, found out what is important to them and discovered how they like to engage with their local …

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Question Time comes to Certitude!

On the 24th of February Dr Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton, visited two of our supported houses within her constituency. Dr Huq wanted to meet people with learning disabilities to find out how they find living in …

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When systems make life challenging – the responsibility of providers

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 …

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