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BBC Radio 1: George the Poet's Stories from the Spectrum

Wed 18 Feb 2015 9:35am

There was a documentary on BBC Radio 1 last night about spoken word poet's George the Poet's experience growing up with a brother with autism: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0524f4k

I haven't listened to it myself yet but I've been told it's very good. Please post your thoughts if you check it out!

 

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the good listener : ghost in the machine - autists at GCHQ

Sat 01 Aug 2015 9:14am

GCHQ: meet the spooks with very special skills

Hundreds of people with autism and dyslexia work at the government’s eavesdropping post. Why do they make such good spooks?...gchq needs brains that are wired differently...take harry...his eccentricity and energy remind me of both pee-wee herman and steve jobs...harry's habit is the manifestation of his dyspraxia which is ddemd a stength with gchq's neuro-diversity programme...more than 300 men and women within the agency ghave dyspraxia...

The Horse Boy

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The Horse Boy

Fri 16 Mar 2012 3:40pm

 

I saw again today for the second time a TV ad for this book with some great reviews from the Telegraph and Guardian newspapers.  Its the story of a young boy with a PDD (NOS) diagnosis and his journey with the help of horses and chamins.

Did a google search and found this link to a short synopsis by the Guardian of the story.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...

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Josie - Community Champion
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MikeS


What TV are you watching and recommend?

Tue 13 Aug 2013 3:48pm
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There's an older discussion about television on the forums but I thought it might be time to create a new one rather than continually bumping an older thread. What TV are you watching at the moment? Are there any series you would recommend? Do you have any favourites?

I've been watching the latest series of Breaking Bad because the second half of the final series has just started on Netflix. It's an excellent show - quite brutal but very well written and acted. I'm constantly on...

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Mike - Former Community Manager
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Stop another Winterbourne

Tue 30 Oct 2012 10:34am

From Mencap:

The care workers involved in the abuse scandal at Winterbourne View have now been sentenced, but that is not the end of the story.

People with a learning disability are still being sent to places like Winterbourne View, often far away from their loved ones, where they are at risk of abuse and neglect. This must stop.

The government's final report on what they will do to stop...

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Mike - Former Community Manager
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