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Nottinghampost.com: Mum says her son 'experiences much more in life' thanks to Nottingham college and autism charity

Nottinghampost.com: Mum says her son 'experiences much more in life' thanks to Nottingham college and autism charity

A West Bridgford mum-of-two has praised two Nottingham organisations for the work they have done to help her autistic son Duncan.

Linda Jones has spent 16 years as a specialist teacher for young children with autism.

She has seen her son progress so much over the last year, that she

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Nottinghampost.com: Residential home for adults with autism told it is 'caring and compassionate' by inspectors

Nottinghampost.com: Residential home for adults with autism told it is 'caring and compassionate' by inspectors

A ‘caring and compassionate’ residential home for adults with learning disabilities has been rated outstanding by inspectors.

The Care Quality Commission found the quality of care provided by Elston House in Newark to be the highest rating in an inspection earlier this year.

The service is run by Cygnet Care

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Nottinghampost.com: Hollyoaks and Emmerdale actors billed to take part in celebrity football match in Basford

Nottinghampost.com: Hollyoaks and Emmerdale actors billed to take part in celebrity football match in Basford

A number of Hollyoaks and Emmerdale stars are among those billed to take part in a celebrity football match in Basford.

Actors from Peaky Blinders and Coronation Street are also expected to take part in the charity event on Saturday, May 19.

The celebrity line-up includes Nick Pickard and Ashley

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Nottinghampost.com: Mansfield girl with autism through to national joke competition final

Nottinghampost.com: Mansfield girl with autism through to national joke competition final

A 12-year-old girl has reached the final of the Voice Box national joke competition held at Speakers House in London.

Abbie James, who has autism and complex communication needs, was chosen as the regional finalist after impressing her class and principal at the I CAN Dawn House School in Mansfield

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Nottinghampost.com: Award nomination for teen who spends his free weekends mentoring young people with autism

Nottinghampost.com: Award nomination for teen who spends his free weekends mentoring young people with autism

A 15-year old from Woodthorpe has sacrificed his weekends to spend them mentoring young people with autism at a Netherfield youth club.

Instead of staying at home, Jo Olver, of Arno Vale Road, now spends one weekend a month helping other young people at the SKY youth club, held at

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Nottinghampost.com: Patient safety a 'priority' for trust which looks after mental health in Notts after report reveals failures

Nottinghampost.com: Patient safety a 'priority' for trust which looks after mental health in Notts after report reveals failures

The health trust which looks after mental health patients in Nottinghamshire has been rated as ‘good’ by inspectors, but concerns were raised about patient safety.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, received a rating of good in four out of five categories; effectiveness of services: how caring services are: responsiveness and

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Nottinghampost.com: Nottinghamshire mum describes challenges of raising autistic twins

Nottinghampost.com: Nottinghamshire mum describes challenges of raising autistic twins

A Nottinghamshire mum has described the challenges of raising five-year-old twins who are both autistic.

Kelli Martin, a 37-year-old single mum from Worksop , has two sons who were diagnosed with autism at three years old.

She first noticed that there was a problem with Leon and Will’s behaviour at

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Nottinghampost.com: BBC TV show Employable Me throws spotlight on Nottingham jobseeker

Nottinghampost.com: BBC TV show Employable Me throws spotlight on Nottingham jobseeker

A university graduate with autism will feature on a BBC TV series which throws the spotlight on jobseekers with a range of disabilities who find it challenging to secure employment.

Alan Borgars, 27, can be seen landing a job with Rushcliffe Borough Council earlier this year during the county council

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Nottinghampost.com: Mum praises Aldi worker who came to the rescue when her autistic son became distressed at the till

Nottinghampost.com: Mum praises Aldi worker who came to the rescue when her autistic son became distressed at the till

A Bingham mum has thanked a shop worker after she helped when her autistic son became distressed during their weekly shop.

Mum-of-two Clair Hewson was doing her weekly shop in Aldi on Sunday (October 15) when her autistic son, Thomas, became distressed at the till.

A check out assistant, called

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Nottinghampost.com: Shops set to turn down lights and music in first Autism awareness hour

Nottinghampost.com: Shops set to turn down lights and music in first Autism awareness hour

The National Autistic Society’s first UK-wide Autism Hour is being launched at intu Broadmarsh and intu Victoria Centre in October.

The shopping centres are working with the charity to launch the week-long event, with each of its retailers and restaurants being asked to reduce their lights, music and other background

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Nottinghampost.com: Parents of autistic boy who lives off Walkers salt and vinegar crisps worry he could 'starve' if flavour …

Nottinghampost.com: Parents of autistic boy who lives off Walkers salt and vinegar crisps worry he could 'starve' if flavour …

The parents of a nine-year-old autistic boy who lives on a diet of up to eight packets of Walkers salt and vinegar crisps a day fear he could “starve” if the popular flavour is taken off the supermarket shelves.

Cody Taylor Keightley, 34, from Beeston, is worried for her nine-year-old,

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