...The new Petra’s Place centres offer a child and family-centred responsive space where children aged 18 months to 4 years on the autistic spectrum will receive an individual programme of support to develop strength and resilience before they enter the education system...
Other autism issues
...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.'
...research project being undertaken by King's College London and funded by MQ: Transforming Mental Health...
...to take part in the study,we are looking for people who:
revelation 35 minutes approx into radio 4's desert island discs.
toma orders his world thru music.
desert island discs : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gc4p7
london evening standard - lost childhoods investigation : wonder if that £1,000 donation is real or a mean hoax?
...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”...
All Christine needs is a badge, so people understand she's not a bad mum, it's just her son is autistic.
All Chloe needs is sleep.
Daniel needs elephants.
And all they really need is love.
Michael narrates this drama about what it is like growing up with his brother Daniel.
Written and Directed by Tony Pitts
With thanks to the Autistic Society and Faye and Bowie Hough
Producer: Justine Potter
Executive Producer: Melanie Harris
A Savvy production for BBC Radio 4
Hello! I am trying to work out why I get so anxious about demands and I am really interested to hear from anyone else about their own experiences of this.
I get panic attacks and anxiety about demands. I want to give an example because 'demands' means weird things to me.
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
...My only sibling, my sister Mererid, who’s 40 and a paediatric physiotherapist, has two children – Alby, aged ten, and Lenny, seven. They’re the most special people in my life. Alby is autistic which means he’s different, that’s all, and my best friend Sion also has an autistic nephew, Twm.
About two years ago we set up the charity Nai – the Welsh word for nephew – to help parents of autistic children.
Mererid’s such a Strictly fan that when I was on it in 2007 she used to dress Alby in a sparkly outfit to match mine each Saturday...
Autistic man Shaun Condon who was told he 'wouldn’t last one month' in his job is to retire after working 28 years for Newport Bus...