Autism

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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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