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Jack Dove's MEng complete

Fri 11 May 2018 6:38pm

Well after 7 years, my journey with the OU ended last week, with my last piece of coursework submiited for T885 and my MEng qualification is complete.

My results will be in by July 31st and I'm still hopeful for a career beginning later this year. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8UtsTtVQBI

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hyde park's winter wonderland has to pay jonah specter £25,000 for discrimination

Mon 23 Apr 2018 9:51am

...A man with Asperger's Syndrome has been awarded £25,000 in damages after being refused entry to a ride at Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland.  

Jonah Specter, 34, is believed to be the first person with a form of autism to successfully win a discrimination payout against an entertainment venue. 

When he tried to get on the ferris wheel last year he was told he did not have the right disabled access tickets and 'didn't even look disabled.'

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Jack on the home stretch

Fri 2 Feb 2018 4:59pm

Hello everyone,

I have finally posted anew YouTube video, as I near the finish lin for my MEng.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-WGTwIqvAw

 

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I have an idea

Tue 30 Jan 2018 1:57pm

Hello everyone,

My son is 14 yo and on the autism spectrum, with speech delay.

Because of his limited communication skills, he finds it difficult to make friends, even if he loves people and is very sociable.

It is extremely difficult to make friends, and I know that he would love to meet and play with other children around his age. If there are patents who experience the same dilemma, please get in touch. If there are people who can give advice on the matter, it will bw much appreciated.

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Violeta
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alfred wainwright - famous walker - may have autism

Mon 27 Nov 2017 12:40pm

...The claim is made by Richard Else, a Bafta-winning film maker who coaxed Wainwright on to television in the 1980s and became so close to him in his later years that they were often mistaken for father and son.

The pair made three BBC series and travelled more than 5,000 miles together, exploring the Lake District, Scotland and the Pennine Way, as well as Wainwright’s own creation – the Coast to Coast walk...

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brian - justgiving appeal

Thu 23 Nov 2017 9:37am

london evening standard - lost childhoods investigation : wonder if that £1,000 donation is real or a mean hoax?

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...The travails of Brian, autistic and 23, living in a squalid flat and owing £3,000 in back-rent, provoked several offers of financial support.

One reader, Rita, said: “The anxiety and helplessness he feels was heartbreaking. I have set up a JustGiving crowdfunding page to raise just enough to spur him on”...

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josh - autistic teen - article by emily foster in the daily mail.

Sat 2 Sep 2017 9:23am

I had to sieve his Rice Krispies so they weren't 'dusty' ... anything could trigger an outburst: One mother's frank and loving account of living with a son who is autistic and has ADHD

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Anger issues...

Sun 23 Jul 2017 2:53pm

Hello again, I am having some problems with my anger, it's been like this for a long time...a lot of things can set it off and once it goes, THERE IS NO CONTROLLING IT!!! That is my problem, if it can't be controlled while I am actually angry... what can I do? Everyone just keeps telling me "control it" or step away from the situation,.... isn't easy especially when one of those things KEEPS following me wherever I go and intentally bugs me just so I would lose my temper (my sister) and when that happens, I shout, scream, throw a fit, the usual stuff...

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A warrior from an unknown land here to protect those without a voice and those who deserve it
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kai pacha - autist in argentina - bird sanctuary

Thu 20 Jul 2017 10:43am

Kai Pacha has autism and she's found sanctuary by caring for injured wild animals in Argentina.

https://www.facebook.com/BBCOutlook/posts/10155486781842902

haven't heard item yet but it's somewhere within this edition of outlook - bbc world service :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p057w3jj
 

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Jack D OU student


Inspired by Cars 3

Tue 18 Jul 2017 4:18pm

Hello all,

I said I would post agian after my A-level maths results. But after watching Disney's "Cars 3" I came to a sense of inpsiration and realisation. Just because I dropped out of Hertford and Cranfield, does not mean I threw away my only chances to beocme an astronaut. 

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