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Amazon removes books promoting autism cures and vaccine misinformation – NBC News

Amazon is removing from its online marketplace “autism cure” books that unscientifically claim children can be cured…

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Specialist autism centre is rated as ‘outstanding’ – The Northern Echo

A SPECIALIST hospital supporting people with autism has been rated as “outstanding” by an independent regulator. Inspectors from…

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The common autism myth dismissed as ‘completely unjustified’ and harmful by the NHS – Daily Post

Claims that autism can be linked to the MMR vaccine have been slammed by the NHS for…

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Boy with autism left with no school to go to for 12 months – The Independent

[responsivevoice_button voice=”UK English Female” buttontext=”Listen to Post” A child with autism was left without a school place for 12 months following poor communication within…

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Autism: Brain activity as a biomarker – Science Daily

Researchers from Jülich, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, and the UK have discovered specific activity patterns in the…

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‘No link between MMR and autism,’ major study finds – NHS Website

“The MMR jab does not lead to autism: Scientists debunk controversial theory yet again,” reports the Mail…

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The amazing way Hull care home residents are helping adults with autism – Hull Daily Mail

Young adults with autism in Hull have been spending time with care home residents to improve their…

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More genetic testing is needed to effectively diagnose autism – The Independent

Gabin Savard had no words. The 2-year-old was full of energy but didn’t speak, and his parents,…

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Suffolk girl with autism misses school after transfer blunder – BBC News

An autistic teenager missed school for five months after a transfer blunder by Suffolk County Council, a…

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Protest takes place outside Southwark Playhouse over use of puppet in autism play – The Stage

Protesters rallied outside Southwark Playhouse this week to condemn the use of a puppet to portray an…

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Heartless vandals destroy sensory garden for children with autism at Sunderland centre – Chronicle Live

A sensory garden for children with autism has been destroyed by heartless vandals. The Downhill Centre in Sunderland…

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More must be done to guarantee a proper education for autistic youngsters – Nick Ward – The Scotsman

Right across Scotland, children are being unlawfully excluded from school and denied their right to an education…

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First common risk genes discovered for autism – Science Daily

A study headed by researchers from the Danish project iPSYCH and the Broad Institute, USA, has found…

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Surprise at news that waiting list for autism assessments will be down to zero by Summer – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

THE waiting list for autism assessments in Bradford could be cleared by Summer, shocked Councillors have been…

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Autism service’s art exhibition proves empowering for people across Cheshire – Runcorn and Widnes World

A SEVEN-year-old is bursting with pride after his artwork was chosen for an Autism Awakenings art exhibition. Marley…

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Autism linked to the nerves that regulate heart rate – Genetic Literacy Project

The part of the nervous system that regulates heart rate and breathing is involved in autism, a…

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Mapping brain circuits in newborns may aid early detection of autism – EurekAlert

A new map of newborn babies’ brains offers details of structure that will provide a new reference…

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Autism Spectrum Night Walk first for Northern Ireland – Belfast Live

For the first time ever, an Autism Spectrum Night Walk is to take place in Northern Ireland. The…

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5 activities your autistic child could enjoy over the half term break in Leicester – Leicestershire Live

We all know how hard it can be to keep children entertained over the school holidays. When you…

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Expansion for Clifton academy will open up more spaces for students with autism – Nottinghamshire Live

A Nottingham school which works with children with special educational needs and disabilities could be expanded by…

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Leading North East charity welcomes Government plans for autism training – The Northern Echo

A PIONEERING North-East charity has welcomed Government plans to introduce mandatory autism and learning disability training for…

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Graeae and Hijinx criticise ‘disappointing’ use of puppet in autism play – The Stage

Leading theatre companies that work with disabled artists, including Graeae and Hijinx, have criticised the decision to…

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New councillor sweeps in with series of Hear Autism events – Inside Croydon

They say a new broom sweeps clean, but residents in Croydon aren’t used to this being true…

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Boy with autism gets dream Red Arrows bedroom design – Lincolnshire Live

An autistic child has been treated to the ultimate Red Arrows bedroom design. The condition can often make…

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New study shows hidden genes may underlie autism severity – EurekAlert

Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have implicated a largely hidden part of the…

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How schoolboy with autism had his phobia of dogs cured in groundbreaking study – Chronicle Live

Schoolboy Harry Mainwaring used to live in fear of coming into contact with dogs. The autistic youngster…

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Brain clock ticks differently in autism – Medical Xpress

The neural ‘time windows’ in certain small brain areas contribute to the complex cognitive symptoms of autism,…

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VIDEO: ‘Half of train staff don’t help people with autism’ – Charity Today News

Every year 1.7 billion people travel by rail. It’s something which most commuters or holiday-makers don’t usually…

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Edinburgh launch for autism-focused social enterprise – The Scotsman

A social enterprise that exclusively employs IT consultants on the autism spectrum has announced the launch of…

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Autistic adults sought for tech jobs in Scotland – BBC News

A social enterprise is aiming to create more jobs for autistic adults in Scotland after launching a…

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Fourteen-year-old with autism to spread joy with motivational t-shirt company – St Helens Star

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy with autism is on a mission to spread joy and positivity by launching his…

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Critics say new play that uses a puppet to portray an autistic boy ‘dehumanises’ those with the condition – Evening Standard

A row has broken out over the use of a puppet to portray an autistic boy in…

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Online push to promote autistic pop group – Charity Digital News

An online campaign has got underway to promote a group of autistic young people’s bid to be…

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X Factor star Chris Maloney offers a scholarship to an Autism’s got Talent performer – London Post

Anna Kennedy OBE Founder of the National Autism Charity AnnaKennedyonline first met André in the Wirral where…

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How does someone with autism go shopping? – BBC News

Zak Mohamed, aged 20, has severe autism but his mother Nura is determined that he should learn…

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Difference in brain connectivity may explain autism spectrum disorder – University of Alabama at Birmingham

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a possible mechanism of human cognition that…

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Autism charity bakery is now open for business – British Baker

A commercial bakery that will train and employ young people with severe autism has opened for business. Bread…

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Wales autism law rejection ‘a kick in the teeth’ – BBC News

A mother whose son has autism said it was like a “kick in the teeth” when AMs…

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Parents of children with autism ‘are totally afraid to speak out’ – Irish Examiner

an Diamond spent over a year attempting to secure a place for his son in schools across…

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How low-income parents are working to help their children with autism – The Independent

A light snow is falling on this sleepy Saturday morning in November in Chicago. Despite the weather,…

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Positive well-being may protect against depression in people with autism – Medical Xpress

In an Autism Research study of 36 newly employed adults with autism spectrum disorder who were participating…

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Man diagnosed with autism as a child overcame ‘fears’ to write a book after his mum’s death – Nottinghamshire Live

A 22-year-old who was diagnosed with autism as a child has overcome ‘fears and anxieties’ to write…

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The dangers of ‘neurodiversity’: why do people want to stop a cure for autism being found? – The Spectator

I’m an American man affected by the disability autism. As a child, I went to special education…

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Communication in Brain May Be Remarkably Constant in Autism – The Scientist

Patterns of brain activity in people with autism are unusually consistent over seconds—and even years, two new…

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Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently – The Scientist

Neurons derived from the skin cells of people with and without autism spectrum disorder exhibit different patterns…

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Making MRIs possible for children with autism – ABC 4

BYU researchers have completed the first study of it’s kind, learning how to administer an MRI to…

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Too many people with learning difficulties and autism are being cared for in hospital – Hull Daily Mail

Too many people with autism and learning difficulties are still being treated in hospital rather than the…

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Autism could be detected early using a hearing test finds research – News Medical

New research shows that a simple non-invasive hearing test early in life could predict the diagnosis of…

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Those with autism and mental health problems to be given blue parking badges – Derbyshire Live

People with “hidden disabilities” including autism and mental health problems are set for a major boost when…

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AWARD WINNING AUTISM TRAINING COMING TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT FOR THE FIRST TIME – Island Echo

The Curly Hair Project (CHP), an award-winning social enterprise founded by autistic author and entrepreneur Alis Rowe,…

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Researchers say auditory testing can identify children for autism screening – American Osteopathic Association

A noninvasive hearing test may assist with early detection and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, according to…

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Is Autism Actually on The Rise? It’s Not as Straightforward as You Might Think – Science Alert

The prevalence of autism – the number of cases diagnosed at any age, has increased hugely. But prevalence…

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Can a video game-based ‘digital medicine’ help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD? – Medical Xpress

Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment…

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Home Bargains introduces quiet hour for shoppers with autism – Swindon Advertiser

DISCOUNT shop Home Bargains has introduced a weekly quiet hour to create a calmer environment for shoppers…

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The firm whose staff are all autistic – BBC News

Peter, Evan and Brian work at a small technology firm based by the beach in Santa Monica,…

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Autistic woman’s ‘acceptance’ song gets huge response – BBC News

A woman with severe autism has written and performed a Christmas song which has provoked a huge…

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Jo Jordan speaks out over non-verbal autistic son’s battle to be heard – Lancashire Telegraph

THE mum of a boy who cannot speak due to his autism has told of his battle…

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More than 900 sign petition to help Hatfield club for children with autism and ADHD find new home – Welwyn Hatfield Times

Potential Kids has used a space in Beaconsfield Court, Hatfield, since it launched March, but the building…

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Thinking Autism seminar in Maidstone was picketed by autistic protesters – Kent Online

A clash of views over “treatments” for autism led to a seminar for parents of autistic children…

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How to design spaces for people with autism – Spectrum

For people on the spectrum, the physical space they occupy can go a long way in providing…

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More dates available at Highcross Santa’s grotto for children with autism and additional needs – Leicestershire Live

Last weekend, Santa’s grotto in Highcross opened its doors to children with autism and other additional needs…

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Mum’s fury as son with autism faces a whole YEAR out of school in council battle – Hull Daily Mail

An autistic child from Hull faces more than a year out of the classroom after being told…

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Ground-breaking global support service launched for parents and carers of autistic children – Journalism.co.uk

The Autism Plan (TAP) is a new online service for parents and carers of children with autism,…

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Highcross unveils adapted Santa’s grotto for children with autism and additional needs – Leicestershire Live

On the run up to Christmas all children enjoy a visit to Santa’s Grotto. It’s a magical experience…

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Little boy with autism saw homeless people in Liverpool – what he did next was AMAZING – Liverpool Echo

A nine-year-old boy with autism has already started spreading Christmas cheer with an incredibly heartwarming act. Selfless William…

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Baya Build is set to build housing for adults who have autism – The Jerusalem Post

Baya Build, a building technology company founded by Israeli entrepreneur James Casper, announced on Monday a collaboration…

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Woman who has autism left in tears as Debenhams staff ‘march her out of shop’ – but she’d done nothing wrong – Hull Daily Mail

A vulnerable woman who has autism was left in floods of tears when she was marched out…

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Cornwall Council’s autism scheme to improve leisure centre access – Falmouth Packet

A new scheme has been put in place to allow leisure centres to improve accessibility for children…

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Why Are There So Few Autism Specialists? – Scientific American

When Natasha Marrus started her residency in general psychiatry in 2007, none of her 11 classmates ever…

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Telford Shopping Centre to do more for shoppers with autism – Shropshire Star

For the estimated 1,760 people living with autism in Telford and Wrekin, a trip to places such…

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The Northern Ireland women living with autism, just like I’m a Celeb’s Anne Hegerty – Belfast Telegraph

Two women who, like Anne, only discovered in adulthood they had been living with autism, give a…

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More than 50 children assessed for autism as health bosses try to clear 480-strong backlog on Isle of Wight – Isle of Wight County Press

MORE than 50 children have now been assessed for autism, as health bosses work to clear the…

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‘What it’s like bringing up our three autistic boys when help has been cut’ – Eastern Daily Press

We have four children, John, 17, Kevin, 14, Josh, 12, and David, 10*. Three of them have…

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Head of Stowmarket autism club gets members ready for independent life – East Anglian Daily Times

And that’s where the ASD Saturday Club in Stowmarket, a group which supports families and children with…

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Why are there so few autism specialists? – Spectrum

When Natasha Marrus started her residency in general psychiatry in 2007, none of her 11 classmates ever…

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Changing the world: The academy training employers to be more aware of autism – The Northern Echo

ASKED to sum up what her job is all about, Kerrie Highcock reflects for a second and…

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Sheffield girl with rare form of autism ‘failed horrendously’ by education system – The Star

A Sheffield girl with a rare form of autism has been ‘failed horrendously’ by the education system,…

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Medway Council divided over £25 million plans for autism school – Kent Online

A row’s broken out in Medway over plans to build a 25 million pound school for young…

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‘Make shops more autism friendly for Christmas’ – Bournemouth Echo

PLEAS are being made for shops and leisure businesses in Dorset to become more autism friendly this…

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Special needs pupils ‘spend years out of school’ – BBC News

Julie becomes tearful when she starts talking about her autistic son’s struggle to stay in school. “He…

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Autism Quiet Time to become regular – Banbury Guardian

Autism Quiet Time at Clarks Shoes in Banbury will continue once a month after its success last…

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My sons have autism – so Stan Lee’s superheroes were invaluable to them – The Independent

Monday evening, a little after seven. I am in a cafe in Oxford, waiting for my son…

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The ‘extreme male brain’ theory of autism has just been confirmed – but that doesn’t mean what you think it means – The Independent

Two long-standing psychological theories – the empathising-systemising theory of sex differences and the extreme male brain theory…

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A schoolgirl has written a book to explain autism – BBC News

A 12-year-old girl from Crawley has been inspired by her brother to write a book about autism. Sienna…

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Autism: What is the link with zinc? – Medical News Today

A new study, published in Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, suggests that a zinc deficiency in early childhood…

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Sharp rise in number of children with autism in Brighton and Hove – The Argus

THE number of children with autism in Brighton and Hove has risen sharply over the past three…

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Zinc deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism in babies, study says – Daily Mail

Babies who don’t get enough zinc while in the womb may be more likely to develop autism,…

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Social Stigma Worsens Mental Health With Autism – Neurology Advisor

Stress related to social stigma may contribute to why people with autism experience more mental health problems…

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Does toxic air cause autism? Living in polluted areas ‘boosts the risk of the disorder for children’, claims study – Daily Mail

Children who breathe in toxic air may be at a higher risk of growing up with autism…

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Officials back specialist autism centres for two Brighton and Hove schools – Brighton and Hove News

The number of children with autism in Brighton and Hove has risen markedly over the past three…

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Suffolk makes bid for new autism special school to address shortfall of hundreds of places – East Anglian Daily Times

Suffolk County Council confirmed it had submitted a bid to the Department for Education last month under…

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‘I went from being a teacher with a first class degree to losing my power of speech’: New mother reveals how she was drugged and locked up in solitary confinement until she became suicidal after she was diagnosed with autism – Daily Mail

All my life, I’ve known I was different. As a child, I would develop all-consuming interests, poring…

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PIP system is pitted against those with autism, says Durkan – Derry Journal

SDLP MLA Mark H. Durkan, has called for an overhaul of the Public Independence Payment regime, saying…

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New book helps dispel the myths around autism in young women – Lancashire Evening Post

Having autism does not mean you have a mental illness, or that you are aggressive or rude….

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Line 18: ‘My autistic son deserves a life but he’s locked up’ – Sky News

Some of the most vulnerable in society are being kept in hospitals miles from home and some…

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PIP benefit changes ‘unfair on autistic people’ – BBC News

The process of assessing autistic people for new disability benefits is unfair, a group of parents has…

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Shut away and threatened like animals: Families tell how their children with autism and learning disabilities were locked away in secret institutions for years after they asked for help – Daily Mail

When Adele Green saw her 13-year-old son Eddie after his first month in a specialist hospital supposed…

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Mandatory learning disability training for NHS staff to include autism – homecare.co.uk News

Proposals for all NHS staff to have mandatory learning disability training will now also include autism, according…

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Autistic boy starts Lego club for other children – BBC News

Ten-year-old Blake has fulfilled his dream of setting up a Lego club for youngsters with autism. He finds…

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Dr Anna Kennedy OBE’s top tips for Autism and Halloween – London Post

Trick or treating can be a daunting prospect for children with autism. A few tips for a…

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Judge criticises plan that let autistic woman have sex with strangers – The Guardian

A senior high court judge has criticised a court-approved plan that allowed an autistic woman to have…

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Autistic author and campaigner Callum Brazzo on provision and support for autism – Spalding Today

This past week, in a picture, would be a flower growing in a war-torn country. There is…

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Tragic death of young man with autism and an IQ higher than Einstein under investigation in Milton Keynes – Milton Keynes Citizen

An inquest has opened today to investigate the tragic death of a young and gifted man with…

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Screening Tool May Identify Root Of Autism Behavior Problems – Disability Scoop

Kids with autism often struggle with behavior issues, but researchers say a simple new questionnaire may be…

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Mum Wants Autism Training For Doctors – Heart

A mum from Bristol has told Heart all doctors and nurses should be given mandatory training on…

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A mother’s campaign for autism care equality for all – BBC News

Paula McGowan’s son Oliver died aged 18, after hospital staff gave him a drug that he had…

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Doncaster shopping centre introduces weekly quiet hour for shoppers with autism – Doncaster Today

Shoppers who have autism will be able to shop with ease at a Doncaster shopping centre which…

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Family’s autistic daughter was ‘deemed too dangerous’ – BBC News

Claire Dyer was sectioned in 2014, deemed too dangerous to be at home and sent to a…

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Council turn down £360,000 autism centre donation – Eagle Radio

Parents have criticised Surrey County Council for attempting to reduce the size of an activity centre on…

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Autism: ‘Sending my son to Scotland will kill him and me’ – BBC News

“People with autism can be very violent and aggressive, but parents don’t say anything because they are…

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Oliver’s legacy: MPs to debate learning disability petition – BBC News

A petition started in honour of a dead teenager, calling for doctors and nurses to receive mandatory…

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The teen with autism who taught himself classical music and opera – BBC Three

Michael Fuller is 18, and a gifted pianist and singer. He also has autism. When he was…

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Special quiet sessions being held at library and museum people with autism and other conditions – The Bolton News

BOLTON Central Library and Museum are staging special “quiet” sessions for visitors who prefer a more gentle…

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To unravel autism’s mysteries, one neuroscientist looks at the developing brain – Science News

As the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder increases, so too has research on the…

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Son’s autism inspires parent to launch two apps – Business Cloud

Former sales specialist develops two autism apps for use at home and in school after being inspired…

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Mum left in tears after more than 3,000 people send her autistic son, 8, happy birthday cards – inews.co.uk

A young boy who has autism has been inundated with thousands of cards after his mother’s plea…

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Tours of Belfast by guides with autism and learning difficulties to start – Belfast Live

Tours of Belfast by guides with autism and learning difficulties are set to start next year. Social enterprise…

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‘More kids need to know what autism is’ – CBBC Newsround

Angel is just eight-years-old but she’s been giving special talks in school. Her older brother Jayden is autistic…

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Autistic boy, five, strapped into chair by ankles and waist at school – Belfast Live

A five-year-old boy with autism was strapped to a chair at his waist and ankles at school,…

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Vast improvements needed in Norfolk’s autism service, watchdog finds – Eastern Daily Press

It was reported last year that families in Norfolk were waiting up to two years to be…

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Specialist autism unit to be built at Bolton school due to future increase in pupil numbers – The Bolton News

A SPECIALIST unit for children with autism is to be built at a borough secondary school. The £535,000…

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Autism Hour at LFC’s Anfield store – Liverpool FC

On Wednesday, Liverpool FC will take extra steps to make its Anfield store ‘autism-friendly’ for 60 minutes,…

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Clonakilty becomes first autism-friendly town – Irish Examiner

The naming of Clonakilty as the country’s first official ‘Autism Friendly Town’ can act as a blueprint…

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Quiet hour tonight for Highcross customers with autism – Leicestershire Live

Highcross Leicester are preparing for ‘Autism Hour’, part of the National Autistic Society’s annual initiative to raise…

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New autism diagnostic service launched on the Isle of Wight – Isle of Wight County Press

A NEW autism diagnostic research service has launched on the Isle of Wight. Bridges for Learning is a…

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Autism breakthrough: New drug may ‘turn down’ enzyme that hijacks social behavior in people on the spectrum – Daily Mail

A treatment for adults on the autism spectrum may be in sight, thanks to a new discovery. After…

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Treatment of autistic girl who injured Alder Hey nurses ‘atrocious’, says judge – The Guardian

A high court judge has criticised Liverpool council over its “atrocious” treatment of a severely traumatised girl…

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Shopping through the eyes of someone with autism – BBC News

For Connor Ward, who was diagnosed with autism two years ago, shopping can be an overwhelming experience. He…

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Paddy and Christine McGuinness to launch reality show on life as parents to kids with autism – Metro

Paddy and Christine McGuinness are reportedly filming a reality show following their lives as the parents to…

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Nearly 200 stores across Greater Manchester to take part in ‘quiet hour’ to help autistic shoppers – Manchester Evening News

Around 180 shops and business across Greater Manchester will be taking part in ‘quiet hour’ over the…

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Volunteers sought for Isle of Wight’s first autism festival – Isle of Wight County Press

ORGANISERS of the Isle of Wight ‘s first autism festival are looking for volunteers. Anyone interested in helping…

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WATCH: 100 places in Cornwall are doing Autism Hour – Pirate FM

More than 100 places in Cornwall are taking part in Autism Hour. Starting on Saturday, they will turn…

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Study reveals drumming drastically improves the lives of children with autism – Happy

Former Blondie member and band co-founder Clem Burke has used his fame for good and not evil,…

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Hyperlocal editor shortlisted for award after autism coverage – HoldTheFrontPage

A hyperlocal editor has been nominated for an award celebrating the reporting of autism. Autism charity Anna Kennedy…

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Pets at Home Plymouth holding ‘Autism Hour’ at city store – Plymouth Herald

Pets at Home Plymouth is going to hold an ‘Autism Hour’ in their shop, which will include…

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Autism workers in Cambuslang left gutted after kids’ sensory garden is trashed – Scottish Daily Record

Community workers have been left devastated after mindless yobs trashed a sensory garden for children with autism…

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Mum says her son ‘experiences much more in life’ thanks to Nottingham college and autism charity – Nottinghamshire Live

A West Bridgford mum-of-two has praised two Nottingham organisations for the work they have done to help…

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Taylor Swift gets to meet eight-year-old fan with autism after donating $10k to help him get a service dog – Daily Mail

Taylor Swift is a pop star with legions of fans. And one eight-year-old admirer got the experience of…

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Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children – The Scientist

More and more children around the world are being born to obese mothers than ever before. In…

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Aberdeen autism support group lands £46,000 boost to open up services – Aberdeen Evening Express

An Aberdeen autism support charity has received more than £40,000 in funding to allow it to open…

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5-year-old with autism who struggles to hold conversation given award for 999 call after his mother collapsed – iNews

A youngster with autism who struggles to hold conversations has earned an award for bravery after he…

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Boy with autism dresses as T.rex for family photos – BBC News

Snapping a family portrait can be an unpleasant experience for anyone, but for children with autism, the…

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Boy, 5, with autism gets award for 999 call after mum collapsed – BBC News

A five-year-old boy with autism who called 999 after his mother collapsed has been rewarded for his…

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The 25-year-old who uses music to ‘escape’ her autism – BBC News

You wouldn’t normally see Enter Shikari, Everything Everything and All Saints on the same line-up – but…

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Children with autism take on this Greatest Showman hit in adorable video – Hull Daily Mail

Standing together and singing their little hearts out, these children with autism have chosen the perfect song…

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Christine McGuinness defends her autistic twins after lady ‘complains’ about the noises they were making – Metro

Christine McGuinness has shared an emotional video in which she defended her children in the face of…

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Young people with autism ‘failed’ by Scottish school system – The Ferret

Young people with autism are being failed by Scottish schools, with children and young people with additional…

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Work begins to build school for autism in West Cumbria – News & Star

Work has started on the site of a specialist school in West Cumbria for children with autism. Cumbria…

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Christine McGuinness’ heartbreak as parent complains about her autistic twins – Heart

Christine, who is mother to five-year-old autistic twins Penelope and Leo, took to Instagram to reveal the…

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Bouverie Place Shopping Centre in Folkestone is to take part in Autism Hour – Kent Live

A Folkestone shopping centre will be holding a peaceful morning as part of a bid to encourage…

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A mum describes what it is like grow up autistic without ever being diagnosed – Wales Online

A mother of two who learned she was autistic a year ago aged 32, as a result…

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Meet the aspiring TV star with autism and dyslexia who has landed roles on Vera and Netflix drama – Chronicle Live

An aspiring TV star with autism and dyslexia has landed roles in one of ITV’s most popular…

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Autistic children need the world to acknowledge the significance of the challenges they face – The Conversation UK

Autistic children are increasingly being suspended or expelled from school, because of “behavioural problems” official figures show….

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Chris Packham backs scheme to make shops more autism-friendly – Bournemouth Echo

TV NATURALIST Chris Packham is backing a scheme which is bidding to make shopping a “less challenging”…

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Trains for Autism – Livermore Independent

Discovering the “Great Lodestone Railroad Empire” for the first time is a little like falling into an…

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Autistic boy banned from school pictures now models for River Island and H&M – Scottish Daily Record

An 11-year-old autistic boy who was banned from having his picture taken at school – is now…

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Review: The Little Explorers autism friendly activity club near Market Harborough – Leicestershire Live

Planning activities can be a challenge for families with autistic children. Taking on something new, going to…

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Motion backed to ensure people with autism in Bath and North East Somerset get the help they need – Somerset Live

A campaigning councillor has told Bath and North East Somerset Council it can and must do better…

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Thousands of autistic girls and women ‘going undiagnosed’ due to gender bias – The Guardian

Hundreds of thousands of girls and women with autism are going undiagnosed due to it being viewed…

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Outdoor fun at region’s first autism friendly festival – Buxton Advertiser

The East Midlands’ first autism friendly festival will be held at Lea Green Learning and Development Centre,…

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My Label and Me: Autistic – Metro

Autism is often talked of as a label but for me it is a way of being.…

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Scottish Government treated people with autism ‘appallingly’ – The Ferret

Scottish Government attempts to draw up policies on autism have treated autistic people “appallingly” and suffer from…

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William’s Den is holding special sessions for children with autism – and carers go FREE – Hull Daily Mail

Popular adventure play park William’s Den is now running disability friendly sessions. The owners say the sessions have…

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TV stars give backing to ‘quiet shopping’ hour for autistic people – Doncaster Today

A string of TV stars have given their backing to a forthcoming quiet shopping hour to help…

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Guernsey dad develops app to help daughters with Autism – ITV News

A Guernsey father has developed a specialised app to help two of his daughters who have autism. Trevor…

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New Sunderland Special Free School for Autism will tackle shortage of places – Sunderland Echo

Education chiefs have announced the preferred new provider for a free school for youngsters with autism. Sunderland…

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Children with autism missing out on education, says Brighton MP – Brighton and Hove News

Children with autism are missing out on a proper education, Brighton Kemptown’s Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle told…

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The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour held in shops in Salisbury – Salisbury Journal

MAJOR high street names in Salisbury have backed a campaign for a week of autism friendly shopping…

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Family genetic background vital for understanding progression of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders – Penn State

Whether an individual develops a neurodevelopmental disorder like autism or ADHD, and the severity of that disorder,…

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Thugs tried to break into a charity shop for autistic children – and it’s the FIFTH incident in a year – Manchester Evening News

Volunteers at a disability charity in Bury were left ‘devastated’ after yobs tried to smash into their…

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How Employing Autistic People Can Help Stop Cyber-Attacks – Forbes

Lauri Love, Gary McKinnon and many other young people falling foul of the Computer Misuse Act have…

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School and autism facility to be created despite residents saying it’ll have a ‘devastating impact’ on them – Bristol Live

A new primary school and specialist autism facility will be built in Bristol despite claims by residents…

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Bradford people with autism have ‘contemplated suicide’ due to lack of support, meeting told – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

PEOPLE in Bradford with autism have considered taking their own lives after they were unable to get…

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The reality of back to school day when your child has autism – Hull mum’s brutally honest account – Hull Daily Mail

Little Sadie loves the idea of school and thrives on structure – but the idea is very…

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Hull mum says schools are ‘failing children with autism because they’re too expensive and time-consuming’ – Hull Daily Mail

A frustrated mum has accused Hull schools of failing children with autism – because children with the…

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Mum abused in Intu by total stranger over her severely autistic son – Derbyshire Live

A single mum was approached in Intu by a stranger who asked why her severely autistic son…

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Bricks for autism: how LEGO-based therapy can help children – Cambridge Network

A social venture, currently on the Cambridge Social Ventures programme, aims to help children with communications and…

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West Kirby wakeboarding icon launches autism-friendly water park sessions – Wirral Globe

A WEST KIRBY wakeboarding icon is set to launch a series of autism friendly sessions at an…

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Autistic three-year-old boy scowled at and subjected to outburst on bus because he was sat in disabled space – Mirror.co.uk

A woman scowled at a disabled toddler on a bus and complained to fellow passengers that he…

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Doncaster Rovers opens autism quiet room – BBC News

A football club has introduced a “quiet room” to help fans with autism. The new facility at Doncaster…

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‘It is more important than ever to be autism aware’ – Nursing Times

The prevalence rate for autism spectrum disorders is now thought to be between 1% and 1.5% and…

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People in Bradford with autism ‘in limbo’ as some wait three years for assessment – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

PEOPLE with autism are being left in “limbo” as some have to wait as long as three…

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Dogs helping children with autism stay calm – BBC News

A mother says an assistance dog had helped her autistic son in stressful situations. Anna Duthie said seven-year-old…

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No school for five years for Antrim boy with autism – BBC News

A 12-year-old boy has not been to school or received any education for most of the past…

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SHINE for Autism launch one stop shop for help and support – NW Evening Mail

A TOWN has taken a “major step in the right direction” in its efforts to become autism-friendly…

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Consultation on new strategy to support people with autism in Northants – Northamptonshire Telegraph

A new strategy about how people with autism in Northamptonshire are supported has been drawn up. The…

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‘I’m a parent with two autistic children – it’s a challenge but doesn’t have to be a nightmare’ – iNews

James Hunt is glad to see his two autistic sons enjoying life as they grow up, but…

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Health chiefs apologise over children’s five year autism test wait – Halifax Evening Courier

Health bosses have apologised over services after it was revealed that families in Calderdale are waiting up…

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Autistic girl, 13, stranded in Portugal after being kicked off flight without family – Metro

A 13-year-old girl with autism was left ‘hysterical’ after being asked to leave her return Ryanair flight…

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How incy-wincy spider could show if your child is autistic – The Telegraph

Autismcan be spotted in babies as young as four months old simply by monitoring their response to…

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Surge in exclusions of autistic pupils set to be halted after landmark legal ruling – Evening Standard

Campaigners are calling for better training for schools to deal with ­children with autism. It follows a surge…

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‘Taboo’ autism seen as ‘disease’ in ethnic communities – BBC News

The “taboo” subject of autism must be tackled in ethnic minority communities rather than ignored like a…

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Chinese community think autism is a ‘contagious disease’ – BBC News

A “contagious disease” that can spread “simply by saying the word” is how many Chinese people see…

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Prototype Google Glass for Social-Affective Learning May Benefit Children With Autism – Psychiatry Advisor

A prototype at-home wearable therapy tool may be effective at increasing social skills, facial affect recognition, and…

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Hope for a new autism treatment: Scientists discover a defunct gene in people on the spectrum – Daily Mail

Scientists have discovered a defunct gene that affects most autism patients. Known as CPEB4, the gene controls the…

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Fiona McGrevey: Many people with autism could be homeless – The Scotsman

The first significant peer-reviewed study into autism and homelessness has recently been published, in the ­journal Autism….

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New autism centre at Brighton secondary school – Brighton & Hove Independent

A charitable trust is offering to fund the building of a new autism centre at a Brighton…

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Schools will find it harder to exclude children with special needs after landmark ruling – The Independent

Schools attempting to exclude poorly-behaved children with special educational needs will need to make adjustments to support…

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Flying with a child with autism has been made so much easier for this mum by Cardiff Airport – Wales Online

Taking young children through an airport can be a stressful experience for parents. The crowds, noise and queues…

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Hollyoaks newcomer Talia Grant describes her autism as a blessing and a curse – BBC News

Actress Talia Grant describes her autism as a blessing and a curse. The 16-year-old is the first autistic…

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Cardiff Airport scheme allows autistic boy to fly again – BBC News

When five-year-old Harrison went on his first holiday abroad his autism meant he became very stressed at…

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Helping people with autism integrate into the workplace – Star2.com

My nephew was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) when he was just three years old, ticking…

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Serotonin Revived as a Possible Target for Autism Treatments – Scientific American

Boosting levels of the chemical messenger serotonin makes mice that model autism more social, according to a…

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Travelling around London with autism – BBC News

Millions of people use the London Underground every year, but what’s it like to use public transport…

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This Simple Optical Illusion Could Help Diagnose Autism – Science Alert

Accurately arriving at a diagnosis for autism spectrum disorder can be challenging, especially in cases that appear…

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Edinburgh Fringe Society to offer sensory kits for audiences with autism – The Stage

People with autism going to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are being offered free kits filled with items…

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Fresh Thinking on Autism – Psychology Today

Deej, a Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated feature-length documentary, offers fresh perspectives on autism, inclusion, disability, and neurological…

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Residential home for adults with autism told it is ‘caring and compassionate’ by inspectors – Nottinghamshire Live

A ‘caring and compassionate’ residential home for adults with learning disabilities has been rated outstanding by inspectors. The…

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Why Are People With Autism Often Good at Maths? New Study Offers a Clue – Science Alert

For the many challenges imposed by autism spectrum disorder (ASD), those same brain differences can also make…

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Google Glass helps children with autism recognise facial expressions – Optometry Today

Stanford University scientists have found that a smartphone app paired with Google Glass can help children with…

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Google Glass is helping children with autism improve their social skills – Evening Standard

Google Glass has had somewhat of a difficult history but a recent project at Stanford University could…

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Barista training for young people with autism in West Sussex – Spirit FM

A Shoreham couple who have worked for years in the charity sector are full of beans about…

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Learning how to read emotions aged nine – BBC News

Nine-year-old Alex Cullenbine was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at six years old – but his mum,…

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Autism link found to mothers with diabetes – Mirror.co.uk

A friend asked me recently why her pregnant daughter was having a test for “gestational diabetes”, a…

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Bath councillor wants quicker diagnosis and help for children with autism – Somerset Live

A Twerton councillor is campaigning for children on the autistic spectrum to be be diagnosed earlier and…

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Distraught mum ‘told to leave Wetherspoons’ by customer because autistic son was making noise – Manchester Evening News

A Wetherspoons customer has been banned from a branch after he reportedly asked a mum to leave…

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People with ‘hidden disabilities’ such as autism and mental health conditions to get blue badge parking – Gloucestershire Live

People with ‘hidden disabilities’ such as autism and mental health conditions are set to qualify for blue…

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Local autism charity busier than ever, but things ‘are still a struggle’ – Evening Telegraph

A vital autism charity is now busier than ever after a financial crisis left it teetering on…

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Reading cinema to host autism friendly film screenings – In Your Area

Showcase Cinema is launching a new series of screenings especially for children with autism. The cinema in Winnersh…

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Patients face autism referral and assessment ‘lottery’ – BBC News

Children and adults in England can face a wait of more than two years for an autism…

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‘Sensory backpacks’ to help people with autism at Fringe – STV News

A new “sensory backpack” designed to help people with autism at this year’s Fringe festival has been…

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The autism-friendly guide to Plymouth – events, clubs and days out – Plymouth Herald

If you’re autistic or have a family member or friend on the autism spectrum, everyday life can…

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Blue Badge plan for people with ‘hidden disabilities’ including autism and mental health conditions – Manchester Evening News

Manchester residents with ‘hidden disabilities’ including autism and mental health conditions are set to qualify for blue…

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East Kilbride Morrisons store to introduce autism friendly hour – Scottish Daily Record

An East Kilbride supermarket is to turn down the volume in a bid to help people affected…

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Autism-friendly performances of Harry Potter and Aladdin are coming to the West-End – GoodtoKnow

Top theatre shows Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Disney’s Aladdin are running special performances specifically…

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The top 5 questions parents ask when their child is diagnosed with autism – Kidspot

Receiving the news that your child has autism can be difficult to process. No parent can adequately…

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No school will take this Derbyshire girl with ADHD and autism – Derbyshire Live

A Derbyshire schoolgirl with ADHD and autism has been left in “limbo” as she has not be…

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Autism family support group grant makes mum feel like she had “won the lotto” – Belfast Live

“Meltdowns, anxiety, social isolation and sleepless nights” – mum of three Aine Sloan is the first to…

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Opticians support people living with autism with new scheme to boost understanding – St Helens Star

STAFF at Specsavers have completed a course to support customers with autism. The scheme, developed with The National…

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How An Autism Diagnosis Can Finally Help Our Daughter – HuffPost UK

With mental health hitting the headlines and the wait for autism assessments recently being put under scrutiny,…

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Funding approved for new autism centre at Reading school – In Your Area

A Catholic school in Southcote has been given the greenlight for a project to double its space…

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Why Autism Functioning Labels Are Harmful — and What to Say Instead – The Mighty

Commonly, when you hear someone say they know someone who is on the autism spectrum, you immediately…

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Reading charity launches free workshops for parents of autistic children – In Your Area

Autism Berkshire is pleased to announce a new series of free advice workshops in Reading and West…

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Morrisons ‘quiet hour’ for autistic shopping introduced – BBC News

Supermarket chain Morrisons has introduced a weekly “quieter hour” for autistic shoppers who struggle with music and…

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Mum praises ‘wonderful’ Tesco delivery driver who bonded with her autistic toddler – Mirror.co.uk

A mum-of-two has praised a ‘wonderful’ Tesco delivery driver for being kind towards her autistic son -…

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Morrisons introduces ‘quiet hour’ for customers with autism – Evening Standard

Morrisons supermarket will enforce a weekly “quiet hour” for autistic shoppers who are affected by loud music…

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‘Shambolic’ meeting with health bosses fails to address concerns over autism delays – Isle of Wight County Press

A ‘SHAMBOLIC’ meeting with health bosses failed to address parents’ concerns about lengthy autism delays. Parents met with…

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Morrisons will introduce a ‘quiet hour’ for customers with autism – Daily Mail

A weekly ‘quiet hour’ will be introduced at a supermarket chain to help customers with autism. Lights will…

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Autistic people wait years for diagnosis in some parts of England – The Guardian

People with suspected autism are being forced to wait more than two years to be assessed and…

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Autistic girl praised for ‘life as perfectionist’ account – BBC News

A story penned by a 10-year-old girl with autism has attracted praise from academics and others with…

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Libby aged 10 praised for her writing about living with autism – News Shopper

A 10-year-old Bromley girl has been praised by famous authors after writing an articulate and poignant description…

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Guides to help people with autism who visit attractions in Cornwall – The Cornish Times

For many people, going for a day out at a tourist attraction is a thought that fills…

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