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Young man who was denied specialist support services from local council sadly dies
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Young man who was denied specialist support services from local council sadly dies

Tameside, Manchester, UK  - Cameron Brookes was a 16 year old boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. On August 18 2012 he was found dead at home, in his bedroom, after an argument with his mother and step father, Wendy and Mark Brookes. Cameron had been denied access ...
Opinion – Use of ‘autism sufferer’ in the media to describe individuals with autism
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Opinion – Use of ‘autism sufferer’ in the media to describe individuals with autism

Media perceptions of autism - On booting up my laptop this morning and doing my usual research into all of those autism stories of interest I happened to find an article, posted on the BBC Northern Ireland website that read as; Cinemas help make films accessib...
Celebrity autism — now you see it, now you don’t
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Celebrity autism — now you see it, now you don’t

He changed his mind. Jerry Seinfeld, that is, who mused during a high profile TV interview that he "thinks" he may have autism, and before you could say "Temple Grandin," found himself embroiled in a controversy bigger than the puffy shirt. On one side...
Man with autism found dead by family members after being reported missing to police
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Man with autism found dead by family members after being reported missing to police

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan. – When Kurt Miller, 32, went missing from his home, his family reported this incident to the police. Mr Miller went missing a week last Wednesday and was sadly found dead outside his apartment on the following Sunday. Mr Miller had auti...
Learning disability charities call for answers into death of a young autistic woman while in hospital
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Learning disability charities call for answers into death of a young autistic woman while in hospital

East Yorkshire, Uk - Stephanie Bincliffe, 25 who was autistic and from Nottingham, died in a treatment unit at Market Weighton, East Yorkshire. An inquest detailed that Ms Bincliffe died of heart problems related to obesity. She had been in the hospital for se...
Disgraceful – Police chase man with autism for ‘fun’ and ‘their own amusement’
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Disgraceful – Police chase man with autism for ‘fun’ and ‘their own amusement’

Bedfordshire, UK - Autism Daily Newscast were horrified to read the account of two police officers who chased an autistic man, just for 'fun'. PCs Christopher Thomas and Christopher Pitts chased Mr Faruk Ali, 33, who has autism while he was putting the bins ou...
Care in crisis – individuals with autism and learning disabilities dumped in institutions
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Care in crisis – individuals with autism and learning disabilities dumped in institutions

A report by NHS England that has been published yesterday voices that thousands of people with autism and other learning difficulties are in “inappropriate hospitals” instead of being allowed to live within their own community or at home. Autism Daily Newscast...
Detaining people with Autism in hospitals is a Human Rights violation
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Detaining people with Autism in hospitals is a Human Rights violation

Editor's Note: You can read more background about this story on Autism Daily Newscast here. If you live in the UK, you probably know many families are engaged in legal battles to get their children freed from hospitals where they have been wrongly placed, ...