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Bbc.co.uk: Highbridge's Mendip House staff 'engaged in cruel behaviour'

Bbc.co.uk: Highbridge's Mendip House staff 'engaged in cruel behaviour'

Autistic residents were subjected to “cruel behaviour”, bullying and humiliation at a care home in Somerset, a safeguarding report has found.

Mendip House staff were said to have made one man crawl on all fours, threw cake at another and used residents’ money to buy themselves meals.

A “gang of controlling male

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Bbc.co.uk: Blue badges would give people 'reassurance' to go out

Bbc.co.uk: Blue badges would give people 'reassurance' to go out

Some autistic people can be so overwhelmed by busy places “they might have a meltdown”, says Sarah Lambert, the National Autistic Society’s head of policy.

She welcomed government proposals to give blue badges to people with hidden disabilities, such as autism, in England.

“To be able to park much more closely can

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Bbc.co.uk: Blue badge scheme could be extended to autism and dementia sufferers

Bbc.co.uk: Blue badge scheme could be extended to autism and dementia sufferers

People with dementia and autism could get blue badge parking permits in England under new government proposals.

It is hoped that providing the permits for those with hidden disabilities will create equality between the treatment of physical and mental health.

The Department for Transport said at the moment only certain

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Bbc.co.uk: Fermanagh teen Dara McAnulty wins award for nature blog

Bbc.co.uk: Fermanagh teen Dara McAnulty wins award for nature blog

A teenager from County Fermanagh has won runner-up in the BBC Wildlife Magazine Blogger Awards.

Dara McAnulty, 13, won the award for his ‘Young Fermanagh Naturalist’ blog in the ‘Local Patch Reporters’ category.

Dara’s blog focuses on wildlife and the environment, both locally and internationally, and also helps him live with

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Bbc.co.uk: Talented 32-year-old with autism shows sculpture talent

Bbc.co.uk: Talented 32-year-old with autism shows sculpture talent

For 20 years, Mitchell McLanaghan has turned his hand to producing eye-catching models out of Babybel-style cheese wax wrappings.

Using the red wrapping, the the 32-year-old from Newcastle can turn his hand to anything from Disney characters to fruit and vegetables.

And his work has attracted admirers from all over the world

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Bbc.co.uk: Weekend

Bbc.co.uk: Weekend

The AutistiX are a London rock group whose youngest three members have autism. Since they formed in 2010 they’ve gained plaudits playing gigs across the UK and beyond. Band members Jack Beaven-Duggan and Graham Spragg, along with manager Susan Zur-Szpiro, spoke about their newest EP – called “The Meadow Sunshine”

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