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Opinion – New Year –  The return back to school, a difficult time for children on the autism spectrum
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Opinion – New Year – The return back to school, a difficult time for children on the autism spectrum

Well, this week heralds the start of a new school term and for many parents who have children on the autism spectrum,. This week will be an extremely anxious one for then, as well as for their children. Anxieties will be high with many children having great di...
Sensory Overload – Personal experience by a woman with Apergers syndrome
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Sensory Overload – Personal experience by a woman with Apergers syndrome

After knowing I was completely different as far as I could see from every other woman I had met, I finally found out why this year at the age of thirty eight. In a small office after filling out two questionnaires and, talking about my life history I was told ...
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...