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kathy lette - the boy who fell to earth

Fri 02 Mar 2012 11:24am

Kathy Lette is famous for her trademark wit and as the prolific and successful author of many novels primarily aimed at a female readership, from “Girls’ Night Out” to “Mad Cows” and “Foetal Attraction”.

But now she is turning to very personal territory in her new book, “The Boy Who Fell to Earth”. It’s the story of the relationship between a mother, Lucy, and her son, Merlin, who has Asperger’s.

Kathy too has a son with autism. She joins Jenni to talk about the...


Alternative view on vaccines

Fri 15 Mar 2013 9:30am


I recently came across this site and found the information about vaccines interesting, especially if like me you are dubious of vaccines.


Autistic brains "organised differently" say scientists

Fri 16 Mar 2012 2:48pm

This article was on the BBC News website today. It says:

People with autism use their brains differently from other people, which may explain why some have extraordinary abilities to remember and draw objects in detail, according to new research.

University of Montreal scientists say in autistic people, the brain areas that deal with visual information are highly developed. Other brain areas are less active.


Mike - Former Community Manager

Favourite books about autism

Tue 20 Oct 2015 9:15am

What are your favourite books about autism?

It might be fiction like the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Or non-fiction like Steve Silberman's Neurotribes?

Personally, I've just started reading far so good! 

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