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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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research possibility for ruminators

Thu 8 Mar 2018 12:18pm

cash paid!!

...research project being undertaken by King's College London and funded by MQ: Transforming Mental Health...

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...to take part in the study,we are looking for people who:

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social activist naomi klein has high-functioning autistic son - toma

Sat 2 Dec 2017 11:04am

revelation 35 minutes approx into radio 4's desert island discs.

toma orders his world thru music.

https://theintercept.com/2017/09/09/in-a-summer-of-wildfires-and-hurrica...

desert island discs : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09gc4p7

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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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radio drama - a badge : written by tony pitts

Fri 17 Nov 2017 9:44am

A Badge

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

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Trying to work out anxiety about demands

Sun 17 Sep 2017 11:13am

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.

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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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nai - welsh autism charity - gethin jones

Tue 25 Jul 2017 9:15am

...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...

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retirement

Fri 7 Jul 2017 12:09pm

 

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... 

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews/15387784.Autistic_man_wh...

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lewisham people's day - 8th july, 2017 - sensory zone

Wed 28 Jun 2017 10:54am

Sensory zone 

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