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Bbc.com: Witness support 'made huge difference'

Bbc.com: Witness support 'made huge difference'

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.

The Ministry of Justice said a new recruitment campaign would start in Wales

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Bbc.com: Winterton school stabbing: Elisha Burkill 'diagnosed with autism'

Bbc.com: Winterton school stabbing: Elisha Burkill 'diagnosed with autism'

A teenage girl who stabbed a school support worker in a “ferocious” attack has autism, a court has heard.

Elisha Burkill, 16, knifed Joy Simon, 61, in the face and chest at Winterton Community Academy, Scunthorpe.

Burkill had admitted wounding with intent and possessing a bladed article and was sentenced at Hull

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Bbc.com: This 13-year-old makes apps to teach others about his autism

Bbc.com: This 13-year-old makes apps to teach others about his autism

For millions of young people around the world, living with autism is challenging enough without also having to deal with the prejudices of others.

Australian Hamish Finlayson is using his own experience of the condition to change perceptions of autism and increase awareness among his peers. The 13-year-old builds apps and games

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Bbc.com: Blue badge scheme could be extended to cover autism and dementia

Bbc.com: Blue badge scheme could be extended to cover autism and dementia

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People with hidden disabilities such as dementia and autism could be given blue badge parking permits in England under new government proposals.

The Department for Transport said that only some councils currently recognised hidden disabilities.

It said the proposed new policy was designed to

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