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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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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.

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steve biddulph - shocking admission

Thu 26 Oct 2017 11:00am

"i have asperger's syndrome..."

final couple of minutes into the food programme - bbc radio 4.



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dinosaur alert- charlie edwards - asperger's boy outdinos natural history museum.

Tue 1 Aug 2017 8:52am

A 10-year-old boy has outsmarted dinosaur boffins at the Natural History Museum by pointing out a mistake on a label.

Dinosaur fan Charlie Edwards noticed the outline of the four-legged Protoceratops was labelled as an Oviraptor – a dinosaur with a beak that walked on its hind legs....


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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.


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


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gate kicks - radio programme on resonance fm - presented by autist

Wed 12 Jul 2017 9:14am

tuned in last night - tuesday - 19.30 hours - tuned out after burst of heavy metal music - but may be of interest to some board readers.



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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...



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Sensory overload in an industrial museum

Sun 2 Jul 2017 8:29pm

Hi everyone, I thought I'd share a sensory overload experience that happened to me on holiday when I was about 10 years old. 

I was with my parents and we were visiting an industrial museum. In one of the rooms there, some machinery was being demonstrated and it was making this loud banging and clattering noise which I found very unpleasant, but not as bad as what was to follow......

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

Wed 28 Jun 2017 10:54am

Sensory zone 

  • This year there will be a dedicated sensory area with trained staff for children and young people who may find some of the other activities overwhelming.
  • You can expect sensory play and a dark, quiet space as well as arts and crafts activities.
  • There will be a few sets of noise-cancelling headphones here for visitors to borrow.
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Can you help me find friends?

Sat 17 Jun 2017 6:48pm

Hi, you guys probably won't even bother to read this.... but it's practically impossible for me to make new friends outside of the internet world okay? IMPOSSIBLE!!! I am just too shy/cautious, I am too stranger aware... and people just don't see me as a friendly person. They see me as something to ignore...  

A warrior from an unknown land here to protect those without a voice and those who deserve it


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