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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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