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People still being denied “Right to choose” their service provider for diagnostic assessments

At S4Nd, we’re currently working hard on our ongoing campaign to raise awareness of how “Patient Choice” is still not being applied to Neurodevelopmental diagnostic assessments. Here’s our latest press release, which went out to a selection of national and regional media. We’re also sharing it on social media as it contains links to our newly published guide for individuals to use if they encounter similar problems. Here’s the release in full:

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Community Spirit Awards 2021

Following our win in the Breakthrough of the Year category in the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2020 (hosted by Community Foundation for Calderdale), we are extremely proud to have been shortlisted again in 2021 – this time in the Best New Charity category!

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Peer Support Groups
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Peer Support Groups

S4Nd’s peer support groups are run by and for neurodiverse people. The groups offer members mutual support, guidance and the sharing of information.All S4Nd peer support groups are open to anyone who identifies as neurodiverse. Groups are held monthly on Sundays using Zoom and take place from 2.30-4pm. They follow the same principles as the Moots

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Website accessibility
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Website Accessibility

It was always our intention that S4Nd would be “virtual”. For many neurodivergent people, the idea of having to go somewhere can sometimes be a step too far. Being virtual gives people better access – the members area is available to use 24 hours a day. Geography is not a barrier to the virtual world, so it does not matter that we are based in Calderdale. Being virtual means we can reach far more people and create a dedicated, safe space for people to connect through shared interests.

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