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Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Mum furious after autistic 8-year-old 'thrown out' of disability-friendly youth club for 'being naughty'

Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Mum furious after autistic 8-year-old 'thrown out' of disability-friendly youth club for 'being naughty'

A mum has been left furious after her severely autistic son was turned away from a summer youth club for disabled children for being “naughty.”

Jenny Jones is mum to eight-year-old Reegan who is non-verbal and attends Bluebell Park special needs school in Kirkby.

After a three-year battle Jenny, 30,

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Liverpoolecho.co.uk: The Blue Badge system is to be overhauled – this is what it will mean

Liverpoolecho.co.uk: The Blue Badge system is to be overhauled – this is what it will mean

The Government has announced plans for a massive overhaul of the Blue Badge system which could affect hundreds of thousands of people.

According to the announcement, the scheme will be extended to people with “hidden disabilities” – including autism and mental health conditions.

The changes come after an eight-week consultation

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Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Parents of autistic child accuse Lidl staff of discrimination after jelly bean row

Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Parents of autistic child accuse Lidl staff of discrimination after jelly bean row

The parents of an autistic child have accused staff at a Lidl store of discrimination after they said their son could not eat his favourite sweets.

Soban Sadiq and Tayyaba Soban said they felt forced to leave the Kensington shop yesterday when a manager accused them of theft because their

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Liverpoolecho.co.uk: My autistic son had a meltdown – but the council won't overturn my parking ticket

Liverpoolecho.co.uk: My autistic son had a meltdown – but the council won't overturn my parking ticket

A dad who asked the council for “a little bit of understanding” after being handed a parking ticket while his autistic son had a meltdown had his appeal rejected.

Russ McCullough took son Finlay to his favourite indoor water park Splash World on February 16 and paid for two hours

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Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Caben-Albi, Cass Mac and Jaxon: the names Scouse stars have given their children

Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Caben-Albi, Cass Mac and Jaxon: the names Scouse stars have given their children

Coleen and Wayne Rooney announced the birth of their fourth child this week – and his name prompted much discussion.

The new arrival is called Cass Mac Rooney – signalling a break from the star couples usual “K” naming tradition.

Coleen and Wayne’s three other sons are named Kit, Kai

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Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Autistic girl's five month wait for bus pass continues after disability assessment cancelled

Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Autistic girl's five month wait for bus pass continues after disability assessment cancelled

Merseytravel have reversed a decision to ask a five-year-old girl for a disability assessment – and will now assess her over the phone instead.

Jackie Williams, whose daughter, Scarlett, is on the autism spectrum and also suffers from bladder issues, applied for a Merseytravel pass after being advised by hospital

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Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Paddy McGuinness 'conned by scammer who pretended to be Corrie star'

Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Paddy McGuinness 'conned by scammer who pretended to be Corrie star'

Paddy McGuinness was allegedly duped by a charity scam on Twitter – sparking a police investigation.

The dad-of-three, husband to model Christine McGuinness from Halewood, took to Twitter to issue claims he fell victim to a fraudster who posed as Coronation Street actor, Derek Griffiths.

The conman allegedly auctioned meals

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Liverpoolecho.co.uk: 'To Ella I hate you' – autistic girl devastated after mean-spirited Christmas card from classmate

Liverpoolecho.co.uk: 'To Ella I hate you' – autistic girl devastated after mean-spirited Christmas card from classmate

An autistic nine-year-old was left in tears after being given a Christmas card from a classmate with the message “I hate you” written inside.

Little Ella’s mum Jenna Singleton, who said her daughter has no friends at school due to her condition, had been “so happy” to have received so

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Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Mum of autistic Jack Rogan now fears suicidal son may be moved 200 MILES for treatment

Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Mum of autistic Jack Rogan now fears suicidal son may be moved 200 MILES for treatment

A mum told of her “blind panic” after NHS chiefs reportedly suggested transferring her suicidal son to a hospital more than 200 miles away.

The ECHO previously reported how eight-year-old Jack Rogan, who is autistic, had started saying “please everyone forget me” and trying to kill himself with scissors.

The

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Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Amazing moment suicidal 8-year-old boy is inundated with gifts and cards from across the world

Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Amazing moment suicidal 8-year-old boy is inundated with gifts and cards from across the world

This is the heartwarming moment that hundreds of people rallied to support a suicidal eight-year-old boy.

Jack Rogan, who is autistic, said shocking things like “please everyone forget me” and “burn me alive” before trying to kill himself with scissors.

Mum Kerry Linnell, 43, from Dovecot, said she took him

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Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Readers divided after mum of autistic son hits back over 'dragging' video

Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Readers divided after mum of autistic son hits back over 'dragging' video

A mum’s explanation as to why she dragged her son down a Liverpool city centre street has divided opinion.

The 31-year-old mum was filmed, in Basnett Street, dragging her child by its reins along the pavement behind her.

Initially the video, which had been viewed thousands of times on Twitter

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Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Research suggests one simple diet change could reduce the risk of autism

Liverpoolecho.co.uk: Research suggests one simple diet change could reduce the risk of autism

Taking multivitamins in early pregnancy may reduce the risk of children developing autism, research suggests.

Experts found that children whose mothers had taken the vitamins were around half as likely to develop autism as those whose mothers took none.

But the team cautioned that although they had found a possible

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