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Bbc.co.uk: The 25-year-old who uses music to 'escape' her autism

Bbc.co.uk: The 25-year-old who uses music to 'escape' her autism

You wouldn’t normally see Enter Shikari, Everything Everything and All Saints on the same line-up – but they’re all playing shows around the UK to promote music therapy.

Nordoff Robbins, the UK’s leading music therapy charity, says it isn’t a “cure” for medical conditions but it “helps people reach their full

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Bbc.co.uk: Vulnerable witness support down to one full-time worker

Bbc.co.uk: Vulnerable witness support down to one full-time worker

Only one full-time specialist to support children and vulnerable witnesses in the criminal justice system is based in Wales.

Registered Intermediaries (RIs) are used by the police and courts to help witnesses with communication difficulties give evidence in cases.

In January a report found shortages and waits for RIs to be assigned.

But

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Bbc.co.uk: Doncaster Rovers opens autism quiet room

Bbc.co.uk: Doncaster Rovers opens autism quiet room

A football club has introduced a “quiet room” to help fans with autism.

The new facility at Doncaster Rover’s Keepmoat Stadium was suggested by life-long supporter Katie Blakeman who has the condition.

Ms Blakeman said the large number of spectators and the noise of the crowd can cause anxiety for people with

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Bbc.co.uk: Autism dogs: Call for regulation as demand quadruples

Bbc.co.uk: Autism dogs: Call for regulation as demand quadruples

Charities training support dogs for children with autism are calling for more regulation after figures revealed a quadrupling in requests for help.

The charities collectively recorded 3,795 enquiries in 2017 – compared with 946 in 2012.

They said demand for the free dogs meant longer waiting lists for desperate families who may

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Bbc.co.uk: 'Taboo' autism seen as 'disease' in ethnic communities

Bbc.co.uk: 'Taboo' autism seen as 'disease' in ethnic communities

The “taboo” subject of autism must be tackled in ethnic minority communities rather than ignored like a “disease”, one campaigner has said.

Hazel Lim believes it is almost seen as “contagious” while Race Council Cymru said families cover it up fearing it will affect marriage chances.

The National Autistic Society estimates there

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Bbc.co.uk: Chinese community think autism is a 'contagious disease'

Bbc.co.uk: Chinese community think autism is a 'contagious disease'

A “contagious disease” that can spread “simply by saying the word” is how many Chinese people see autism, according to a campaigner.

Hazel Lim, whose son Noah, 10, is autistic wants more awareness and more help, saying it is not talked about and seen as “taboo”.

The National Autistic Society estimates there

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