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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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What it’s really like to have autism – Tyler, ten, has written a book called Invisible Me – Birmingham Live

Bright Tyler Inman looks set to change the world. Like many ten-year-olds, he dreams of space, time travel…

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Children With Autism Have Brains That Fold Differently to Everybody Else’s – Science Alert

Recent studies have shown that the deep folds and wrinkles that make our brains look like giant…

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Increase in number of children with autism being excluded from Sunderland schools – Sunderland Echo

The number of autistic children being excluded from schools in Sunderland has shot up. The increase comes…

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Schools in Hartlepool are excluding more children with autism – Hartlepool Mail

The number of autistic children being excluded from schools in Hartlepool has increased. The new figures come…

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More children with autism are being excluded from schools in Cheshire West and Chester – Northwich Guardian

THE number of autistic children being excluded from schools in Cheshire West and Chester has shot up,…

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New centre for children with autism could open at Reading school – In Your Area

Plans to double the number of school places for children with autism are expected to be approved. Reading…

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York’s Tesco Askham Bar makes strides to become autism-friendly – The Press, York

A LOCAL supermarket is making a huge effort to ensure it is autism inclusive. Over the past 18…

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Hollyoaks newcomer Talia Grant opens up about her autism on Loose Women – Digital Spy

Hollyoaks actress Talia Grant opened up on Loose Women today (July 9) about her autism and joining…

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A new device improves behaviours in autistic children without drugs – and stocks in the tech company behind it are skyrocketing – Business Insider

Shares in Neurotech International surged after announcing the results of a US trial for the company’s at-home…

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Hackney Carnival project for young adults with autism returns this summer – Hackney Citizen

Two Hackney-based theatre companies are joining forces for the second year running this summer to host a…

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Mum of girl with autism calls for ‘honest conversations’ – BBC News

Young people with learning disabilities have been “marginalised and often hidden from view”, according to the Children’s…

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What it’s like to be an autistic 14-year-old going into politics – Plymouth Herald

An autistic teenager from Plymouth is fighting stereotypes as a newly-elected member of Youth Parliament. Alana Jones, from…

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Autistic teenager flies a flag every day – BBC News

Thirteen-year-old Josh has a flagpole at home and puts up flags from different parts of the world…

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Autism group nominated for National Diversity Award – Surrey Comet

An autism support group has been nominated for a National Diversity Award in recognition of its support…

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20 years after the MMR scandal the rise in measles shows the consequences of misunderstanding autism – Metro

Every community remembers an event when everything changed – something which transformed how people think about that…

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How Google Glass can improve autistic children’s social skills by reading facial expressions – South China Morning Post

Google Glass – the once globally hyped smart glasses – seemed to have slipped off the radar…

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Can you raise an autistic child to be bilingual – and should you try? – The Conversation UK

Diagnosed with autism and delayed language development, five-year-old Jose lives with his bilingual English-Spanish family in the…

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Behind the scenes at Northern Ireland’s first autism swimming school – Belfast Live

Drowning is the biggest killer of autistic children under the age of 14 according to the National…

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Benfleet teenager with autism is attacked by gang on Canvey – Echo

A TEENAGER with autism was attacked by a large gang of people while at the beach. Amelia Stephenson,…

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Autism Hour launched at two Teesside shopping centres to combat avoidance – Gazette Live

Two Teesside shopping centres are rolling out a weekly Autism Hour to help make shopping a pleasant…

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Assessing antidepressant exposure during pregnancy and Autism-like behavior in mouse pups – EurekAlert

Maternal use of the antidepressant fluoxetine (Prozac) can alter the brain circuits in her offspring that control…

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Many genes interact to lead to autism symptoms – Futurity: Research News

Researchers have discovered that genes located in a large chromosomal aberration associated with autism interact with each…

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Man with autism found safe after two-day search – NEWS10 ABC

A 29-year-old man with autism was found safe Monday after being lost in the woods near Bleecker…

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Man with autism helps design virtual world to make life better for adults like him – The Star Online

Kyle Barton is a 28-year-old guy on the autism spectrum. But he lives like the diagnosis isn’t…

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Wheelchair and autism friendly music festival coming to Reading – In Your Area

A music festival designed specifically to be accessible to people with disabilities will be held in Reading…

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Belfast Zoo plans first ever autism sensory day – Belfast Live

Autistic visitors to Belfast Zoo are being offered the chance to explore in a calm relaxed atmosphere…

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City of Derry Airport receive Impact Award from Autism NI – Derry Now

The spirited team at City of Derry Airport awarded by Autism NI, the region’s largest autism charity,…

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Personalized “deep learning” equips robots for autism therapy – MIT News

Children with autism spectrum conditions often have trouble recognizing the emotional states of people around them —…

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Wandsworth based charity awarded Autism Accreditation – Wandsworth Guardian

A charity in Wandsworth has been awarded Autism Accreditation by the National Autistic Society (NAS). Share Community became…

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Autistic man who was told he would never speak now delivers motivational speeches – Wales Online

A young autistic man whose family were told he would never speak has forged himself a career…

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A way to permanently ‘reverse’ a type of autism may have been found by scientists at Cardiff University – Wales Online

It may soon be possible to reverse a genetic form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by using…

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Texas girl with autism is reunited with her beloved emotional support pigeon after the bird flew away when she thought they were home – Daily Mail

A Texas girl with autism has been reunited with her emotional support pigeon after she flew away…

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Sensory day for children with autism being held at Belfast Zoo – Belfast Telegraph

Early opening will allow families to explore the centre in a calm and relaxed atmosphere or those…

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How New York’s festival for audiences on the autism spectrum is inspiring theatremakers around the world – The Stage

Performances tailored to children on the autism spectrum have liberated families for some time, but in April…

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Families reach breaking point over autism diagnosis delays – The Press, York

NEARLY 250 children in York have been left facing lengthy delays to be assessed for autism. A national…

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Where Autistic Workers Thrive – Fortune

IT’S HARD getting a job when you’re autistic. If you don’t look people in the eye when…

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Boy with autism sent 50 miles away to school – BBC News

Twelve-year-old William Lunn from Snodland, Kent, is being sent to a residential school 50 miles from his…

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‘I used to be ashamed to have autism’ – Llandeilo volunteer – BBC News

Hayden Rustage volunteers for the National Trust in Carmarthenshire. As a welcome assistant, he gives people guided tours…

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‘Clever genes’ may also lead to autism, anorexia and bipolar – Daily Mail

The same genes thought to make people clever may also lead to anorexia, autism and bipolar disorder,…

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Boy With Autism To Be Sent To School 50 Miles Away From Home – HuffPost UK

The parents of a boy with autism who faces being sent to a residential school 50 miles…

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This NI hotel is the first to be endorsed as autism friendly – Belfast Newsletter

The Kirby family: mum Fiona, dad Kevin, and kids Joe, Tony and baby Eoghan, who stayed in…

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Why children with autism love trains (and the 10 best UK rail adventures for families) – Telegraph.co.uk

I didn’t know it then, but my son’s love for trains was the first obvious clue to…

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How this Autism Attention Card will help in emergency situations – St Helens Star

A CARD that people with autism can carry to ensure they are given appropriate support by emergency…

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How Anthony Joshua helped ‘couch potato’ who has autism get fit – Times Series

An autistic teenager who used to be a self-confessed “couch potato” turned his life around – thanks…

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Autistic adults are invited to join Maidenhead social club – In Your Area

Autistic adults are invited to take join a social group in Maidenhead. The Bear With Me adult social…

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Autism-friendly initiative launches in Limerick – RTE.ie

An autism and sensory-friendly initiative was launched at Parkway Retail Park in Limerick today. It is designed to…

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‘Do the unexpected’: Nonverbal autistic high school senior stuns crowd with beautiful graduation speech – Daily Mail

An autistic high school senior in Texas received a standing ovation after he delivered his class’ graduation…

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