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Founder of Bristol Autism Support given award by Prime Minister David Cameron
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Founder of Bristol Autism Support given award by Prime Minister David Cameron

Bristol, UK - Founder of Bristol Autism Support and mother to a child with autism, has received high praise from Prime Minister David Cameron. In 2012 Kate Laine-Toner set up Bristol Autism Support. This is a support group that helps families affected by au...
North Lancashire Directions Group – FREE Parent Carer Information and Fun Day
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North Lancashire Directions Group – FREE Parent Carer Information and Fun Day

Lancaster, Lancashire, UK - North Lancashire Directions Group (NLDG) is a group based in Lancaster that is run by parent carers of children and young people who have additional needs. They run the group for the benefit of other parent carers who are in a simil...
Individuals with autism failed by current health system – Royal College of GP’s
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Individuals with autism failed by current health system – Royal College of GP’s

UK  - Nikki Fox who is the  health corespondent for the BBC, has highlighted the impact upon parents who care for a child on the autism spectrum. In the short video shown below, she talks to a mother of a child with autism. This mother describes h0w her son...
Senior Scottish Councillor Willie Young asked to step down over autism remarks
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Senior Scottish Councillor Willie Young asked to step down over autism remarks

Aberdeen, Scotland - A dispute has developed between an Aberdeen MSP and a senior city councillor regarding the services provided for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The conflict between both Willie Young and Mark McDonald over delays in the local gov...
Man with autism refused taxi home as mistaken for being drunk
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Man with autism refused taxi home as mistaken for being drunk

Coventry, UK - Trevor Bott, who has autism, had been to the Rainbows nightclub and was needing a taxi ride home. He has now told of how  the taxi driver refused to take him  home as the  taxi driver believed that he was drunk. Mr Bott told that a security guar...
Study finds UK police interview process lacking for people with autism
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Study finds UK police interview process lacking for people with autism

United Kingdom - A new study found that current UK police interview practices do not work well for people with autism. The study was conducted by Medical Xpress’s Department of Psychology and was funded by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC). In the s...
Psychologist tells court that man accused of murder has Asperger’s syndrome
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Psychologist tells court that man accused of murder has Asperger’s syndrome

Glasgow - Luke Quinn,  45  is accused of murdering Simon Richardson, 45 in a city centre street on November 10 2013. He was allegedly punched after having been knocked to the ground and then stamped on. He later died due to internal bleeding. A jury a...
Autism All Stars Foundation UK Host ‘Songs from the Musicals’
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Autism All Stars Foundation UK Host ‘Songs from the Musicals’

Reigate College, Reigate, Surrey February 8th - Autism All Stars are putting on a performance, 'Songs from the Musicals' 'Autism All Stars is a positive, forward-thinking UK charity based on the Surrey/Sussex borders. Our intention is to raise awareness of the...