Day: October 21, 2017

Dailymail.co.uk: DEBORAH ROSS: If Billy from Kes did BBC nature series…

Dailymail.co.uk: DEBORAH ROSS: If Billy from Kes did BBC nature series…

Chris Packham: Asperger’s And Me

Tuesday, BBC2 

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George Michael: Freedom

Monday, Channel 4

Rating:

Awhile ago I described naturalist Chris Packham’s broadcasting style as ‘strangely disturbing’, which may be

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Broadwayworld.com: SSO Teams Up with Starlight to Brighten Lives of Sick Kids Through Music

Broadwayworld.com: SSO Teams Up with Starlight to Brighten Lives of Sick Kids Through Music

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Video:Jason Love- Autistic Loner vs Outgoing child

Video:Jason Love- Autistic Loner vs Outgoing child

Frumpkin, 4-year-old autistic boy, and his sister Pumpkin, 3-year-old who hasn’t been diagnosed, play at the park. Pumpkin goes out of her way to say hello to people and play with other children. Frumpkin preferes doing things on his own.

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Decider.com: Jimmy Kimmel, Matt Damon Auctioning Off Awkward Dinner For Jon Stewart Autism Benefit

Decider.com: Jimmy Kimmel, Matt Damon Auctioning Off Awkward Dinner For Jon Stewart Autism Benefit

Jimmy Kimmel’s final monologue from Brooklyn Week got interrupted by Jon Stewart and his breakdancing crew, in promotion of Stewart’s upcoming Night of Too Many Stars on HBO. As part of that fundraiser special, Kimmel and Matt Damon announce the incredibly awkward Omaze experience they’re offering.

Before Kimmel got interrupted,

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Calgaryherald.com: Halloween can be adapted for children with special needs

Calgaryherald.com: Halloween can be adapted for children with special needs

Halloween can be overwhelming for some children.

While many children look forward to the spookiest, goriest costumes and scary decorations, for others, Halloween can be an overwhelming experience.

Children with autism, mobility issues or other special needs may need support and strategies to cope with the frightening costumes, darkness, sounds, smells, large crowds

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Thecourier.co.uk: TV reviews: George Michael: Freedom, Chris Packham: Asperger's and Me

Thecourier.co.uk: TV reviews: George Michael: Freedom, Chris Packham: Asperger's and Me

GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM + CHRIS PACKHAM: ASPERGER’S AND ME

GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM: Monday, Channel 4

CHRIS PACKHAM: ASPERGER’S AND ME: Tuesday, BBC Two

The celebrity curse of 2016 struck one final tragic blow on Christmas Day, when George Michael died.

Only the day before he’d been putting the finishing

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Ew.com: Jon Stewart breakdances onto Jimmy Kimmel Live with an incredibly awkward offer

Ew.com: Jon Stewart breakdances onto Jimmy Kimmel Live with an incredibly awkward offer

Jon Stewart and his breakdancing crew crashed Jimmy Kimmel‘s monologue at the tail end of the late-night host’s weeklong stint in Brooklyn, New York. While it seemed Stewart was prepping for a dance-off, he offered instead to leave peacefully if Kimmel would just promote his upcoming charity event, Night of

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Thecourier.co.uk: Man with Asperger's calls on city employers to do more after struggling to find work for three years

Thecourier.co.uk: Man with Asperger's calls on city employers to do more after struggling to find work for three years

© DCTHOMSON Sean Smith made an online appeal for help finding work after struggling to find an employer who knows abut ASDs

A man with Asperger syndrome has called on city employers to do more after struggling to find steady work for more than three years.

Sean Smith, 26, from

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Cbc.ca: Discredited vaccine paper from UBC researchers highlights issue in retraction process, experts say

Cbc.ca: Discredited vaccine paper from UBC researchers highlights issue in retraction process, experts say

A scientific paper linking an ingredient in vaccines to autism in mice has been discredited and a retraction is imminent, but Canadian researchers say the incident highlights a broader problem of flawed studies continuing to be available online.

Last month, researchers from the University of British Columbia asked to retract their paper reporting aluminum-triggered immune responses

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Pe.com: Mitchell Rosen: Is the depiction of Autism evolving on TV?

Pe.com: Mitchell Rosen: Is the depiction of Autism evolving on TV?

Apparently, there are several TV shows with characters that have high functioning autism formerly called Asperger Syndrome. I wanted to write about TV representations because they can do a great deal to either educate or perpetuate stereotypes.

Personally, I have only seen three: Christian Clemenson who portrays lawyer Jerry Espenson on

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