Autism

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Ofsted raises concerns over use of restraints on pupils in special needs school
Warren school in Lowestoft judged ‘inadequate’ and put into special measures after inspection

Sally Weale Education correspondent

26, Sep, 2022 @5:45 PM

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Air pollution increases hospital admission risk for autistic children, study suggests
Research shows hospital admissions are linked to even short-term exposure, with boys more at risk than girls

Andrew Gregory Health editor

20, Sep, 2022 @10:30 PM

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‘I punched a barrier so people can follow me’: the Brit boyband film putting autistic actors in the spotlight
I Used to Be Famous unites a washed-up pop idol with an autistic musician. The film-makers reveal why working with a neurodivergent cast was so rewarding

Cath Clarke

08, Sep, 2022 @2:21 PM

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Thomas the Tank Engine to introduce first autistic character
Bruno the Brake Car, voiced by child actor Elliott Garcia, will appear in TV series later this month

Mark Sweney

07, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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I Used to be Famous review – heartwarming boyband tale beats the neurodivergent drum
A down-on-his-luck musician teams up with an autistic teenage drummer in Eddie Sternberg’s sweet-natured but predictable comedy drama

Leslie Felperin

06, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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My son has very low self-esteem and confidence. How can I help him? | Ask Annalisa Barbieri
You should consider factors other than your own parenting – but it’s better to be patient instead of turning yourself inside out looking for answers

Annalisa Barbieri

05, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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A sex worker gave my autistic son the gift of confidence – and I organised the encounter
Until he finds the right girl and a loving relationship, how better to channel his sexuality in a healthy way?

Anonymous

29, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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The Darkest Part of the Night review – a powerful portrayal of autism and prejudice
Zodwa Nyoni’s hard-hitting play takes us into the mind of Dwight, growing up with his Black British family in 1980s Leeds and in the present day

Arifa Akbar

22, Jul, 2022 @12:32 PM

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A-Typical Rainbow review – sparky debut from a promising playwright
Turbine theatre, London
JJ Green’s play, in which he also stars, contrasts the struggles his autistic hero faces with the rich world of his imagination

Arifa Akbar

08, Jul, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest review – lovable gamers on mission to break record
Utterly charming Danish documentary follows a group of complicated geeks as one of their number sets out to beat all comers on a game caled Gyruss

Leslie Felperin

21, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Man sues Sainsbury’s for banning his assistance cat Chloe
Feline’s handler, Ian Fenn, who is autistic, brings discrimination case after London supermarket incident

Emily Dugan

27, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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‘No humanity whatsoever’: pleas for UK to grant visa to autistic Ukrainian boy
Timothy Tymoshenko was sent to Poland because of his distress but does not qualify for Homes for Ukraine scheme

Helen Pidd and Diane Taylor

26, May, 2022 @4:05 PM

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