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Bedfordshire’s Emergency Services: new scheme to help those with communication difficulties

Bedfordshire Police has chosen national Hate Crime Awareness Week to launch “Pegasus” – a new scheme to help those with autism, or other communication difficulties, when coming into contact with the emergency services.

The scheme is in association with Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and the East of England Ambulance Service Trust. It is designed to assist those who live or work Bedfordshire, are independent in the community, with or without home help or care, and who have an illness or disability which makes it hard to speak or make themselves understood in a difficult situation.

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Bedfordshire Police seeks public input for new autism scheme

Bedfordshire Police is inviting members of the local community to attend a focus group, to have an input into a proposed new scheme which will help those with autism, or other communication difficulties, when coming into contact with police.

The scheme would ask people to register and give a few simple details and an outline of their conditions. Then, if police assistance is required, call handlers can provide appropriate information to responding officers.

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Award-winning Computer Museum Relaxed Opening Sessions for people with autism

The 2019 Relaxed Opening sessions for people with autism at The National Museum of Computing are already proving highly popular and visitors are advised to register promptly for the increasingly popular sessions.

Sponsored in 2018 and 2019 by Paessler AG, the global network management specialist, the award-wining Relaxed Opening sessions provide a calm environment for families who often find the crowds and noise of public attractions too stressful for some family members.

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