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Chris Packham: Aspergers and me – BBC iPlayer

This was a guest submission from Lee. It was first shown in 2017 but was rebroadcast last night and is available on the BBC iPlayer for the next 29 days. For most of his life, broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham

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Travelling with Autism on BBC iPlayer

This article was a Guest Submission from Lee. This week’s Travel Show comes from the USA, where we follow the Ellis family and their two severely autistic twins as they take their first-ever holiday together, to a theme park designed

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My autistic big brother and me on BBC iPlayer

This article was a Guest Submission from Lee. Documentary telling the story of Mikey Kay’s autistic 47-year-old brother Spencer, who finds his peace in epic walks across the majestic, rugged Welsh terrain. For Spencer, everyday tasks can be a huge

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Asperger’s Children – Review

Book Review of   “Asperger’s Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna” By Edith Sheffer Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. (2018) I would like to warn people here that this is not at all a ‘feel good’

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‘AUTISM WITH ATTITUDE’ FUNDRAISER PERFORMANCE AT BROADWAY THEATRE! – 2018 – YouTube

It has been a very long wait but FINALLY we have the HD footage of the performance from 1st gen. This is the most amazing show that we have done so far and things can only get better! Share This

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The firm whose staff are all autistic – BBC News

We recently received this article from Lee through our Guest Submission section. The firm whose staff are all autistic By Jane Wakefield Technology reporter 2 January 2019 Peter, Evan and Brian work at a small technology firm based by the

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The Girl with the Curly Hair

Following our recent Post-Diagnostic Support Group we received an email from a participant who wished to share the following: The Girl with the Curly Hair Hi   Just to say, I am really enjoying being being part of the Axia

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Thinking Differently about Difference – Radio 4

Thinking Differently about Difference Four Thought Maura Campbell asks us to think differently about difference, she argues now is the time to retire the village ‘idiot’ and think about the language around learning disabilities. For example; the stereotypes of people

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The Value of “Gaming”

Gaming can make a better world. Jane McGonigal TED2010 Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world

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I’ve always felt like an alien. Now I know why.

I’ve always felt like an alien. Now I know why. BBC Radio 4 After years of feeling like an alien, a listener on being diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of 50. Share This Post:

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Asperger Syndrome & Employment – Review

Book Review of   Asperger Syndrome & Employment   What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want By Sarah Hendrickx Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers I initially wanted to read this book after hearing Sarah Hendrickx give a talk on the

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Virtual reality as Relaxation|escapism

Following our PDSG we received the following Guest Submission to share on our site.   Virtual reality as Relaxation/escapism Hi,   came to the post diagnostic group at the crewe lifestyle centre on wednesday with autism inclusive, was lovely to

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Professor Tony Attwood – Autism in Females

We recently received an email from one of our guest contributors, Helen, and wanted to share it with you on our website. Professor Tony Attwood – Autism in Females from Healthed on Vimeo Hi Carly,   This is about 30minutes

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So this happened…

We recently received an email from one of our guest contributors and asked if we could share the story… So this happened… Hi Carly/Linda,   So I started going to a life drawing class at the end of September. I

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The Reason I Jump – Guest Review

Book Review of   “The Reason I Jump” By Naoki Higashida, Introduced by David Mitchell Translated by Keiko Mitchell, David C. Mitchell Publisher: Sceptre This is Naokis first book, written when he was 13 years old. I almost didn’t read

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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 – Guest Review

Book Review of   “Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8” By Naoki Higashida, Introduced by David Mitchell Translated by David Mitchel and K A Yoshida Publisher: Sceptre; Unabridged edition edition (11 July 2017) First of all I have to

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LA Cabina – Review

“La cabina” The Telephone Box (1972) La cabina (original title) 35min | Short Comedy, Horror | TV Short 13 December 1972 ‘LA Cabina’ is a 1972 Spanish Dark Comedy and Horror film about a man who gets stuck in a

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An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis – Review

Book Review of   “An Adult with an Autism Diagnosis” A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Gillan Drew Jessica Kingsley Publishers This book is interesting from the very beginning as Gillan gives a brief and honest summary of what

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