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Scotsman.com: Fiona McGrevey: Many people with autism could be homeless

Scotsman.com: Fiona McGrevey: Many people with autism could be homeless

The first significant peer-reviewed study into autism and homelessness has recently been published, in the ­journal Autism.

Researchers from University ­College London and Kensington & Chelsea Learning Disability Service found evidence suggesting that autistic adults are over-represented among the homeless population.

They have called for more research to understand

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Scotsman.com: Low level disruption – the new 'norm' blighting our schools

Scotsman.com: Low level disruption – the new 'norm' blighting our schools

“Low level bad behaviour” has become the norm in many secondary schools across Scotland, the leader of one of the country’s teaching unions has warned.

Seamus Searson, general secretary of the Scottish Secondary Teachers’ Association, said unacceptable behaviour was on the increase, impacting on pupils’ education and hampering recruitment

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Scotsman.com: Insight: Classrooms in chaos

Scotsman.com: Insight: Classrooms in chaos

‘Inclusiveness” is one of those open-ended political catchwords, sprinkled through annual reports and policies like confetti. Although it sounds rather abstract, nebulous even, it is promoted as something we should all be aiming for in order to create a more humane and caring society for those who might otherwise

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Scotsman.com: Jim Doherty: Criminals pay for autistic youngsters to take their first steps into work

Scotsman.com: Jim Doherty: Criminals pay for autistic youngsters to take their first steps into work

Thanks to a Scottish ­Government initiative called CashBack for ­Communities, more than 40 ­autistic young people have taken positive steps towards employment this year on the National Autistic Society ­Scotland’s Moving Forward ­programme.

Across west central Scotland, the National Autistic Society are ­working with people on the autistic spectrum

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Scotsman.com: Jenny Paterson: Please be more aware of the effects of autism – families need your support

Scotsman.com: Jenny Paterson: Please be more aware of the effects of autism – families need your support

This week more than 480 organisations across ­Scotland will take part in the world’s first mass participation autism quiet hour.

From the Bank of Scotland in ­Lerwick, to Superdrug in Stranraer, via Pets at Home in Oban and even the Scottish Parliament, a wide range of organisations have signed

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