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New Survey Highlights Autistic Children Face a High Level of Bullying in Hertfordshire Schools
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New Survey Highlights Autistic Children Face a High Level of Bullying in Hertfordshire Schools

The Hertfordshire branch of the National Autistic Society (HARC) Hertfordshire, UK - survey carried out in the local area asked parents their opinions about school provision for their autistic children. The Comet 24 reports that: "59 per cent of respondents ...
Restricted and repetitive behaviours disappeared?
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Restricted and repetitive behaviours disappeared?

A new paper by Eva Troyb and colleagues* based at the University of Connecticut, USA adds to the growing literature identifying a subgroup on the autism spectrum who present with ‘optimal outcome’ (OO) characterised by a movement outside of the diagnostic boun...
Leeds Metropolitan University Secure Grant to Help Autistic Students Access Education
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Leeds Metropolitan University Secure Grant to Help Autistic Students Access Education

Leeds, UK -Dr Mark Fabri from Leeds Metropolitan University will lead researchers from the UK, Finland, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland for a three year project. They will collaborate on a project which has received funding from the EU Lifelong Learning P...
Functioning Labels – Part 2 – High- Functioning
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Functioning Labels – Part 2 – High- Functioning

The terms high and low functioning are used frequently to describe people at various points of the autistic spectrum.  But just how accurate and helpful are these phrases?  This article will look at some issues which might arise at the use of the term high-fun...
Reuben and Neo Mills are on a Mission to Raise Autism Awareness
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Reuben and Neo Mills are on a Mission to Raise Autism Awareness

Ipswich,Queensland,Reuben and Neo Mills - both have high-functioning autism and they both want to raise autism awareness with their classmates. Reuben, 9, and Neo, 7, both attend Tivoli State School and at present are perfecting a presentation that they will...