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The local authority put forward a  bid last October  which aimed to provide 80-place in a secondary school especially made for young individuals who have autism and social, emotional and mental health needs, It was recently revealed that Northumberland ...
British Airways has been recognised for the work it is doing to raise awareness of autism. It has become the first airline to be awarded an autism-friendly award accredited by the National Autistic Society. The announcement on World Autism Awareness Day...
More and more retailers are taking on staff with learning disabilities and say they are reaping the rewards of a more diverse workforce. Less than 6% of people with learning disabilities are in paid employment, but this is slowly changing thanks to the...
Over 500 people, including student nurses, academics, healthcare professionals and people with learning disabilities, as well as their family and friends, gathered at a conference in Birmingham on Friday in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record. The...
Illustration store Room Fifty has paired up with an inclusive design studio to produce nine prints created by artists and designers with learning disabilities and conditions such as autism. RoomFifty was launched two years ago, in a bid to make “the best...
  AUTISM research has been used to set up the first free employment profiling service to help more people on the autistic spectrum find work. The services have been designed by a team of experts in autism and employment at the University of Portsmouth ...
Nine-year-old Ryley, who has autism, has always loved taking a bus trip. And as a toddler his fondness for public transport helped with his numeracy skills. This summer Ryley, from Stourbridge, in the West Midlands, and his grandmother Mandy are raising...
Six-year-old Noah Wall, from Cumbria, joined performers on the stage at The Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, to take part in the Music is Magic charity concert. Noah, from Abbeytown, was born with severe Spina Bifida and wasn't expected to survive more than...
Explaining the concept of autism to primary school learners of St Doms, Hand use the analogy of how if a brain is a person’s internal computer, not all are wired the same way. This was the clear message delivered by Adele Hand, a mother of an autistic...
Students at a specialised unit in South Tyneside have taken the plunge - and had a cracking good time - to raise awareness of autism. Youngsters from Jarrow School Post 11 Autistic Centre swam in their pool and decorated Easter eggs as part of national...