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Holiday Club for Special Needs in London or in Essex

Mon 24 Jun 2019 2:44pm

I have searched through google, checked local council offers, called up Family Information Services and Disability Centre. I have also approached many holidays clubs but couldn't find any holiday club for 12 years old with special needs (learning difficulties). I am desprately looking for holiday club in east london or in essex mainly (near by Grays, Basildon, Upministor or Hornchurch). If anyone is aware of any facilities or club, I would appreciate your response here.

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Please someone answer this, never really felt this helpless before.

Sat 2 Mar 2019 3:59pm

Hi! I need help to learn why I get banned from loads of places and how I can get to fit into groups better.

I'm Chris, I have Asperger's, Cerebra Palsy, Hydrocephalus, Dyspraxia and Caetextia. Not sure if I'm putting this in the right part of Fb or if I'm using Fb right so if I'm not, tell me to move this and I will.  NOT good at this site. Anyway.

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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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Scrabble Fan

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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