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'Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle'

Hope everyone is back into the swing for the New Year!!  It seems like ages since my last blog, must be the dark nights!

I've come across some interesting links that are quite varied, but hopefully they all have a common theme of providing useful information for people who access this blog.

This is a really good website that I recently came across called 'The Disability News Service', it provides up to date information on a wide variety of subjects such as Independent Living, Benefits and Political themes and I strongly suggest you check it out. 

For people who have an interest in Autism you may find this website useful.  The Department of Health, Public Health England and Autism West Midlands have developed a mapping tool that allows the public to review all local responses in full and online and shows the results of the Self-Assessment Exercise 2014.  The website also allows users to ask questions and rate the results. 

Often missed, but never forgotten are Young Carers and the impact this role has on the young people who provide support to family members who have Disabilities and Long Term Conditions.  This article from the CBBC website provides a unique insight into the thoughts and feelings of Young Carers, through the medium of video and i'm sure that you will find it interesting.

As you may be aware we are looking for people to share their stories and ideas of what should go into the 'Time Capsule' for the new Centre for Independent Living, please contact Incontrol-able on 01429 851 363 if you have information to share.

To finish on a lighter note, I heard this joke and it really tickled me:

A guy is sitting at home when he hears a knock at the door.  He opens the door and sees a snail on the porch.  He picks up the snail and throws it as far as he can.  Three years later there's a knock on the door.  He opens it and sees the same snail.  The snail says: 'What the hell was that all about?'

My wings are aching and the eagle has landed, see you next month!

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