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Standard.co.uk: Autism friendly activities in London: Things to do for autistic children and adults

Standard.co.uk: Autism friendly activities in London: Things to do for autistic children and adults

The UK population has one of the highest rates of autism anywhere in the world and it’s estimated that around 2.8m people are affected every day.

Thankfully London is an incredibly accommodating city with a host of theatres, museums and event spaces offering relaxed, fun experiences for children and families to enjoy together.

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Standard.co.uk: Surge in exclusions of autistic pupils set to be halted after landmark legal ruling

Standard.co.uk: Surge in exclusions of autistic pupils set to be halted after landmark legal ruling

Campaigners are calling for better training for schools to deal with ­children with autism.

It follows a surge in the number of pupils with the condition who have been suspended, and a legal ruling this week which found students were being too easily removed from schools.

Figures released by charity

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Standard.co.uk: Google Glass is helping children with autism improve their social skills

Standard.co.uk: Google Glass is helping children with autism improve their social skills

Google Glass has had somewhat of a difficult history but a recent project at Stanford University could revive the technology for a new audience. 

The Stanford School of Medicine has been working on a project, named Superpower Glass, that uses the wearable glasses to help children with autism read facial

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Standard.co.uk: Polycystic ovary syndrome in mothers is linked to autism

Standard.co.uk: Polycystic ovary syndrome in mothers is linked to autism

Women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to have a child with autism, research indicates.

More than one in 10 women have the condition, which typically includes irregular periods, high levels of “male” hormones or enlarged ovaries from which an egg cannot be released.

Cambridge University’s autism research

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Standard.co.uk: BFI cinema apologises after woman with Asperger's syndrome is removed from screening for …

Standard.co.uk: BFI cinema apologises after woman with Asperger's syndrome is removed from screening for …

A woman with Asperger’s syndrome was verbally abused by audience members and removed from a cinema screening for “laughing too loudly.”

Tamsin Parker said she was left feeling traumatised after being forced to leave a viewing of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly at the British Film Institute Southbank

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Standard.co.uk: Hollyoaks cast autistic actress Talia Grant as new character Brooke Hathaway

Standard.co.uk: Hollyoaks cast autistic actress Talia Grant as new character Brooke Hathaway

Talia Grant has become the first autistic actress to land a mainstream soap opera role on British television after being cast in Hollyoaks.

Grant will play autistic teen Brooke Hathaway in the Channel 4 drama.

She will make her debut in June as the new foster daughter of the Osbornes, studying at Hollyoaks High with the other

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Standard.co.uk: Autism-friendly things to do in London

Standard.co.uk: Autism-friendly things to do in London

The UK population has one of the highest rates of autism anywhere in the world and it’s estimated that around 2.8m people are affected every day.

Thankfully London is an incredibly accommodating city with a host of theatres, museums and event spaces offering relaxed, fun experiences for children and families to enjoy together.

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Standard.co.uk: World Autism Day: the top YouTube accounts shining a light on autism

Standard.co.uk: World Autism Day: the top YouTube accounts shining a light on autism

Today (2 April) marks World Autism Day, to increase understanding and acceptance for people living with autism. 

According to the charity Autism Speaks, autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by

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Standard.co.uk: Autistic man held in custody for weeks 'after sticking two fingers up at the police'

Standard.co.uk: Autistic man held in custody for weeks 'after sticking two fingers up at the police'

A “severely autistic” man has been held in custody for seven weeks after allegedly gesticulating at police.

Marcus Potter, who was diagnosed with autism when he was three, has a history of filming police officers, according to father Martin. 

The 20-year-old’s “obsession” developed around three years ago, and has apparently led to numerous appearances in court on

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Standard.co.uk: The A-Word star Morven Christie says autism drama can be 'overwhelming' to shoot

Standard.co.uk: The A-Word star Morven Christie says autism drama can be 'overwhelming' to shoot

Morven Christie has revealed she finds shooting scenes for autism drama The A Word “cathartic” and sometimes overwhelming.

The Scottish actress plays the mother of autistic five-year-old Joe (Max Vento) in the BBC drama, which returns to television for a second series this week.

Christie, 36, said of filming some

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Standard.co.uk: Father hailed a hero after posting furious message to his friends who excluded autistic son from …

Standard.co.uk: Father hailed a hero after posting furious message to his friends who excluded autistic son from …

A father has been hailed a hero after he wrote a furious message to his friends calling them out for failing to invite his autistic son to their children’s birthday parties.

Shane Stephenson posted the angry message revealing that his son Reilly, six, had not been invited to any of

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Standard.co.uk: Woman filmed dragging son along pavement in Liverpool: 'He has autism and drops like a sack of …

Standard.co.uk: Woman filmed dragging son along pavement in Liverpool: 'He has autism and drops like a sack of …

A woman who was filmed dragging a child along a street in Liverpool has slammed her online critics and insisted “I’m not a bad mum”.

She explained that her four-year-old son has severe autism and criticised people for judging her parenting “before they know the situation”.

She told the Liverpool Echo: “My son

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Standard.co.uk: Domestic violence victim and her autistic child forced to live in B&B for two years

Standard.co.uk: Domestic violence victim and her autistic child forced to live in B&B for two years

A woman fleeing domestic violence with her autistic child was left living in an unsuitable bed and breakfast for almost two years after a London council delayed her housing application.

Lambeth Council has been ordered to pay the woman, whose details have not been released, £3,000 for the “distress” it

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Standard.co.uk: Chelsea doctor suspended over claims he administered 'dangerous' autism treatment to children

Standard.co.uk: Chelsea doctor suspended over claims he administered 'dangerous' autism treatment to children

A doctor at a private clinic in Chelsea has been suspended over claims he administered dangerous and discredited treatments to autistic children.

Dr David O’Connell charged hundreds of pounds for sessions to provide consultations for parents hoping for a “cure” their child’s autism.

But he is accused of offering them injections

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Standard.co.uk: UK's first nationwide 'quite hour' to be held in support for autistic shoppers

Standard.co.uk: UK's first nationwide 'quite hour' to be held in support for autistic shoppers

Shops and restaurants across the UK will dim the lights and turn down the music for “quiet hour” in support of their autistic shoppers.

14 shopping centres in the UK will assist the National Autistic Society’s awareness campaign by creating a more autism-friendly shopping experience.

Every retailer, restaurant and leisure

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