Autism

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Reforms to mental health services are long overdue | Letter
Letters: Patrick Callaghan welcomes proposed changes to the Mental Health Act

Letters

09, May, 2022 @3:11 PM

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‘Antiquated’ mental health laws in England and Wales set for overhaul
Mental health bill aims to limit detentions of autistic people and those with learning disabilities

Ben Quinn

06, May, 2022 @9:30 PM

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Scott Morrison apologises for offence caused by saying he was ‘blessed’ to have children without disability
PM says sorry for remark during leaders’ debate after claiming that opponents ‘twisted’ his words

Paul Karp

21, Apr, 2022 @3:36 AM

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Revealed: autism charity chief has links to anti-vaccine movement
Group received lottery funds while promoting unproven treatments

Shanti Das

09, Apr, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Autistic children wait up to five years for an NHS appointment
Figures obtained by the Observer show scale of mental health care crisis as families tell of huge impact of delays

Chaminda Jayanetti

02, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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My elder son resents his brother’s special needs – how can I help him understand? | Ask Annalisa Barbieri
It’s important to help your son identify and accept his own feelings, and to make sure he gets time alone with you

Annalisa Barbieri

01, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘Out of touch’: children’s authors describe increasing censorship of books on diversity
Fear of backlash means stories about race, sexuality and neurodiversity increasingly deemed inappropriate for young readers

Libby Brooks

31, Mar, 2022 @10:51 PM

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A moment that changed me: finding my dad – only to lose him for ever - led me to a profound self-discovery
I only got to spent five days with my father – but it was enough to realise we were both struggling in our own ways. Then a friend made a suggestion …

Aoife Dooley

16, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘It’s about what is right’: mother’s fight for shot at new kidney for autistic son
Amy McLennan tells of ‘horrendous’ experience of going up against NHS doctors in transplant battle

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

13, Mar, 2022 @2:16 PM

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My brilliant brother has Down’s syndrome. Is it wrong to fear getting pregnant myself?
I’ve always wanted to start a family, but I’m paralysed by the idea of having a disabled child – and diagnostic tests feel like a betrayal

Dunja Batarilo

12, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘I told my son I’d fight to keep him safe’ – how Joan Martin saved her learning-disabled child from deportation
Osime Brown has lived in Britain since he was four. Jailed for crimes that he denies, he was then told he would be sent back to Jamaica. His mother vowed it would never happen

Diane Taylor

16, Feb, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Why PK dumped PVO, ABC banned ‘Scomo’ and Kyle left Jackie saying ‘oh’ | Weekly Beast
Peter van Onselen biffed from RN Breakfast slot in bid to offer more gender diversity. Plus: the Australian’s pie chart stuff-up

Amanda Meade

04, Feb, 2022 @12:39 AM

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