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News.com.au: Coles expands Quiet Hour to 173 stores

News.com.au: Coles expands Quiet Hour to 173 stores

COLES will dim the lights, turn down the music and reduce in-store distractions at 173 stores from tomorrow as it more than doubles the number of Quiet Hour locations.

The supermarket said it was expanding the autism-friendly shopping experience to an additional 103 supermarkets nationwide to provide a “more inclusive shopping

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News.com.au: Family responds to backlash following 60 Minutes segment on autistic son

News.com.au: Family responds to backlash following 60 Minutes segment on autistic son

THE family at the centre of a recent 60 Minutes segment has spoken out about the backlash the show received after being aired on Sunday night.

Victorian parents, Liz and Sean Whelan, have responded to claims that the Channel 9 program was “undignified” and “demeaning” towards their 12-year-old son Max.

Max has

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News.com.au: Comedian charged over graffiti at Eurydice Dixon's memorial

News.com.au: Comedian charged over graffiti at Eurydice Dixon's memorial

A MELBOURNE comedian has been charged with painting the “lewd markings” discovered close to the Princes Park memorial for Eurydice Dixon.

Ms Dixon, 22, an aspiring comedian, was killed as she walked home from a comedy gig in Melbourne’s CBD on June 13.

Andrew Nolch, 31, has been charged with criminal damage,

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News.com.au: This is what parents of autistic children want you to know

News.com.au: This is what parents of autistic children want you to know

“IF YOU’VE met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.”

This well-known quote by Dr Stephen Shore, internationally renowned for his research surrounding autism, shows that living with the condition can mean different things to different people.

Because autism is a spectrum disorder, no two autistic people are going

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News.com.au: Autistic boy reveals teens threatened to rape his mum and taunted him with homophobic slurs

News.com.au: Autistic boy reveals teens threatened to rape his mum and taunted him with homophobic slurs

THE bullied teen who was attacked by a group of boys armed with spanners has revealed he’s still distressed by the homophobic slurs that followed the savage beating.

Quinn Lahiff-Jenkins, who has autism, claimed he was set upon by five other teens in a shocking attack which was captured on camera

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News.com.au: Florida mum gets 'blood boiling' letter from neighbours regarding 'hefty' teen with autism

News.com.au: Florida mum gets 'blood boiling' letter from neighbours regarding 'hefty' teen with autism

WHEN Leah Solomon’s husband forwarded her a letter he found under their front door, the Florida mother was shocked. Her jaw dropped as she read the page-long note calling her 16-year-old daughter with autism a “burden” and requesting the family move out immediately.

“I went into shock. As much as it

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News.com.au: Courtney Topic could have been schizophrenic, inquest hears

News.com.au: Courtney Topic could have been schizophrenic, inquest hears

A YOUNG woman killed by police outside a Hungry Jacks in Sydney’s west may have had undiagnosed schizophrenia that fuelled her “bizarre” beliefs of “persecution”, an inquest has heard.

Courtney Topic was shot dead by a NSW police officer after a dramatic confrontation with officers who first tried to use capsicum

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News.com.au: Teen creates video game for people to understand his every day life with autism

News.com.au: Teen creates video game for people to understand his every day life with autism

AN AUSTRALIAN teenager is making his mark in the gaming world by single-handedly creating the game ‘An Aspie Life’, to reflect on his life experience as a young person living with autism.

It all began in November 2016 when Brad Hennessey started noticing the increasing use of the word autism as

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