The voice of a 10-year-old girl from Co Down is being heard around the world after her version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah took the internet by storm.
Kaylee Rodgers has autism and ADHD, but has been growing in confidence with every performance after starting to sing at the age of just three.
The little girl, from Donaghadee, is a pupil at Killard House Special School and it was a video of the school choir’s version of Hallelujah that attracted more than 100,000 views.
My husband was given an asd diagnosis this summer and the initial shock has worn off and I'm turning my thoughts to how we now get support.
So questions -
1. We are on a low income but due to asd hubby has limited work experience / NI contributions. Where do we even start for government financial support?
I was just looking around the net today and came across this interesting link. I've signed up to the Webinar that's coming up on 10th May so will try to remember to post more after that. Having an undiagnosed son in his mid - 20's who spends all day every day sitting in his room all day playing games, I found this really interesting. It's not a quick fix but with a bit of work this might just work.
A cafe in the Philippines is giving disabled people in the area a chance to succeed in life and break down stigma in the process.
Jose Canoy was 12 when his family realised that he would no longer do well in school.
He has autism, and his family began to understand that, unlike other kids his age, Jose was never going to write an essay on history or memorise the planets in the solar system. His brain just didn't work that way and he wasn't being given much support at school.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham are interested in the experiences of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in relation to driving. We would like to invite you to complete our online survey, which asks about these experiences, and is accessible at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/NottinghamDrivingSurvey
The survey is for anyone aged 17 or over, regardless of whether you have started learning to drive.
We're running a seminar for parents, carers and professionals on the transition to adulthood.
It's taking place in London on Tuesday February 9th 10am to 2.30pm Central London.
Alex Rook Irwin Mitchell Solicitors