National Autistic Society

Is There or Is There Not an Actual Job?

James Christie | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

Word reaches me that yet another young Asperger has been sent along that false but winding yellow brick road towards a sunlit city on a hill proclaiming the golden words: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY!

Kevin Healey's Anti Bullying Autism Awareness Documentary Launched on YouTube

Jo Worgan | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

The documentary itself is a short film which is hard hitting, powerful and emotional. It features celebrities who talk about their own personal experiences of bullying and hate crime as well as the views of Leo Andrade-Martinez who is mother to a grown up son on the autistic spectrum.

Do We Really Need to Find a 'Cure' for Autism?

Jo Worgan | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Worgan

I look at ways in which to enable and help my son Tom, live his life to the best of his ability with the use of early interventions, sensory play activities and the use of visual timetables. I find the word 'cure' and the connotations of this that a person on the autistic spectrum can be made 'all better' and therefore fixed very unsettling.

We Shouldn't View Sherlock as an Autistic Savant

Mat Greenfield | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mat Greenfield

The fictional consulting detective can never be conclusively diagnosed but an increasing number of people seem to take it as read that he's autistic, even those who should know better.

Lawrence of Asperabia

James Christie | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

The day I was diagnosed, my psychologist (a highly-experienced man who'd dealt with hundreds of Aspergers) told me unequivocally that he'd once seen Lawrence of Arabia and that T. E. Lawrence (as written by Robert Bolt and played by O'Toole) had displayed unmistakable symptoms of Aspergers.

The Singer and the Syndrome

James Christie | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Christie

Ms. Boyle and myself (Susan is 52, I am 49) were already in our twenties and struggling to make sense of an often uncaring and, yes, bullying world with no idea we had the syndrome, no knowledge that there were relevant charities to turn to and nothing else to do but struggle along.

World Autism Awareness Day: Is Autism on the Rise?

Hannah Gal | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hannah Gal

The latest figures from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) point to one in 88 children in the U.S having an Autism spectrum disorder, marking a clear increase from 2006 when the rate was one in 110. Is this condition spreading or are we simply getting better at diagnosing it? 

Dog Dons School Uniform To Help Asperger's Teenager Back To Class

Ross Parry | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Tech

Source: Ross Parry A teenager suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome has overcome his agoraphobia thanks to his dog, who even dresses up in his scho...

Journalism: Ruthless Verses Nice

Helen Drew | Posted 14.09.2011 | UK
Helen Drew

At the end of this saga, many journalists will be left standing, still with lovely jobs at glossy magazines, international news channels or at least, a regional political programme. But what sort of journalists will be left?