NHS Choices

April 2012

Assault, battery, degrading and inhumane treatment That’s what the judge said about the Metropolitan Police’s treatment of a boy with autism More

Apps are reaching out The ReacTickles suite of apps, launched in January, uses sound and movement made by the user to change shapes projected on to a wall or displayed on an iPad's screen. More

Not in a house, not with a mouse Read this delightful story of how Dr Seuss got one young person with autism started with language and made his family very, very happy (and tired) More

Work is much more fun than fun Noel Coward had that one right. It is echoed within the TEACCH Program saying, “Work is play and play is work”. What is meant by this is that people with autism generally have an easier time learning to work, which can be structured and organised for them, than they do learning how to play. It is such a crime that they are so regularly excluded from the world of work. Watch this Video about the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador’s work program.

Speaking about autism Sally Bercow (the wife of The Commons Speaker -John Bercow) features in this Guardian video and talks about her son with autism More

Trainers get Training It’s that time of year when autism trainers go wild in the country! What are we talking about? Why our Training for Autism Trainers course in the Cotswolds 24th-25th May More

Power of plants We have featured the art of Justin Canha before in the newsletter - check out his latest exhibition called Carnivorous Plants or watch this video about his work

NHS Choice buddies up Check out real tips from real carers provided by Netbuddy, a site for swapping practical tips and information on all aspects of supporting people with learning difficulties More

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