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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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Autistic boy’s mum praises ‘lovely’ school prom classmates – BBC News

Going to prom can be nerve-wracking for any teenager, but particularly Brodie Smith, whose autism means he…

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How to Meet Autistic People Halfway – New York Times

One of the most widely held beliefs about autistic people — that they are not interested in…

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Autism and Aspergers group find community haven – St Helens Star

A GROUP of people who may otherwise feel isolated, have found a safe haven in community allotments…

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Exclusions of autistic schoolchildren are up 26 per cent, figures suggest – Bournemouth Echo

THE number of autistic children excluded from schools in Dorset has shot up amid claims vulnerable students…

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Touching moment FIVE girls accompany shy autistic boy to his prom after he set off alone – Daily Mail

Having autism means socialising can be a challenge for Brodie Smith. But he was so determined to go…

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