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National Audit Office report states disabled claimants are waiting longer for benefits
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National Audit Office report states disabled claimants are waiting longer for benefits

A recent report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) in the UK has stated that claimants for the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which will replace Disability Living Allowance, were waiting an average 107 days - and terminally ill patients 28 ...
Petition launched for autism equality for children in Queensland, Australia
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Petition launched for autism equality for children in Queensland, Australia

Queensland, Australia - A hard hitting campaign is gathering strength in Australia, asking the question why there are no autism specific school in the district. The campaign spearheaded by Nicole Vellar includes a Facebook page which currently has 691 l...
Should autistic children be allowed service dogs at school?
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Should autistic children be allowed service dogs at school?

In recent years service dogs for children with autism have become a valuable resource for the autistic community and have been proven to significantly decrease cases of wandering, and increase a child's social interaction. Autism daily Newscast reported...
To the woman who sat at table nine : an open letter which will melt the heart of parents of autistic children worldwide
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To the woman who sat at table nine : an open letter which will melt the heart of parents of autistic children worldwide

As parents of children with autism, we are usually prepared for the reaction of a society which sometimes does not understand the autistic spectrum. Stimming, repetitive behaviour and the dreaded meltdown are part of our days. I know that I have sometimes d...