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Before Christmas we announced the lucky winners of our Autism Awareness Community grant funding, part of our #AutismAware Winter Progamme. Further resources can be found at DVSC and on the ‘Can you see me’ campaign.

Start your New Year off with a bang and get yourself Autism Aware, follow this link to the ASD Info Wales site, and take the online questionnaire to receive a fabulous ‘Autism Aware Certificate’.

Share your certificate with us either through Social Media, Facebook, Instagram and @DVSC_Wales or bring it into our Community Hub, Naylor Leyland Centre, Well Street, Ruthin, LL15 1AF and meet the team.

If you need a little help filling in the questionnaire, why not visit Open Doors on a Friday between 1pm and 3pm, this is volunteer led group that offers support, advice, information and further learning opportunities. All are welcome, even if you just fancy a cuppa and a chat.

As part of our campaign and awareness raising DVSC will be hosting two outreach events to showcase the digital information available and the great work and initiatives being enabled through DVSC’s #Autism Aware Community Grant programme. Both events will run from 10.30am until 2pm with refreshments and a light lunch included, details of the events are below:

  • Thursday 24th January, St Collen’s Church, Regent Street, Llangollen, LL20 8HL

  • Friday 22nd February, Foryd Community Centre, Princes St, Rhyl, LL18 1LS

Watch this space for the end of project Celebration Event date and location.

In the meantime if you want to support and raise awareness about our

#AutismAwareness campaign, follow us on twitter @DVSC_Wales, Instagram and like our facebook page – share and promote # awareness about #autism.

DVSC is also co-producing and co-delivering a second Enhanced Autism AwarenessTaster Sessions.

The first session ran in November and proved to be extremely popular and was booked up almost immediately, with 14 beneficiaries’ in attendance. Lyn Siebenmann from Karma Wellbeing said “I have learnt some new traits about Autism that I didn’t know”

The next session is running on Wednesday 13th March 2019, 10am-12pm at our community hub, the Naylor Leyland Centre, Well Street, Ruthin, LL15 1AF. It is FREE to our members, voluntary and community groups, volunteers, parents, carers and members of the public on a first come, first served basis. Please book your FREE place via Eventbrite by following the link below: Or call the office on 01824 702335 and ask for Damon Jones, Membership and Business Support Administrator if you would like to attend.

Notes to Editors

About DVSC

Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council, DVSC, the County Voluntary Council operating in Denbighshire. Our mission is to build resilient communities through voluntary action, and social enterprise, provide excellent support for our members and to be an influential voice in Denbighshire and North Wales.

DVSC works closely with North Wales CVCs, and is a member of the Wales-wide network of CVCs which in partnership with the Wales Council of Voluntary Associations (WCVA) forms the partnership that makes up Third Sector Support Wales.

About the #AutismAware Campaign

DVSC ran a successful #AutismAwareness engagement and fund distribution campaign in March 2018 with the previous Integrated Autism Service (IAS) funding. Following on from this DVSC was successful in gaining further funding to build on this with scaled up activity in 2018-2019 which is enabling enhanced service delivery to coordinate awareness raising events, training and outreach to the communities of Denbighshire underpinned by a social media engagement campaign.

Now we are launching our #AutismAwareWinter Community Engagement campaign, involving social media and physical outreach, enhancing and developing the scope and information made available with the previous funding.

For further information contact Helen Wilkinson, DVSC’s Chief Executive, 01824 702 441 or 07713 997 075 or Julie Pierce, Marketing and Engagement Officer on 01824 709321, Email

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