Left behind Parents of children with special educational needs say they are being left behind by the schooling system - with some still unsure if they will have a specialist place this September. The National Autistic Society says 70% of parents had to wait six months for their child's needs to be assessed, and half had to wait over a year. More
Helping hands Dr Sarah Lister Brook, Clinical Director at the National Autistic Society and Emma Gill, who has a four-year-old daughter, Sophie, diagnosed with autism, offer their tips for how to help you and your child. More
Dedicated to autism In Australia, by the start of next year, every public primary school will have a dedicated teacher onsite to support those with autism. More
Future farming Abby-Leigh Doig had finished studying a course in forensic psychology when a field full of cows set her off on a different career path. A group of heifers moved into the land behind her house in Fife, and before long she knew that she wanted to become a farmer. As a young autistic Muslim woman, it was hard for Abby-Leigh to find role models in the industry. More
Autism and technology Could robots in the classroom help autistic youngsters learn? More
Sensitive subject How do sound and light sensitivity affect autistic author, Allie? More
In hospital Despite some progress moving people with autism out of long-stay hospitals, change is still too slow More
On demand What exactly is ‘pathological demand avoidance’ in autism? More
Masking it A young woman has said her autism was not spotted until she was a teenager because of how differently it can present in girls and boys.
Olive McGuckian told the BBC she wanted wider society to understand girls are more likely to mask their symptoms. More
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