People with ‘invisible’ disabilities may soon find it a lot easier to get from one place to another with their cars. If successful, a new Department for Transport proposal would give people with hidden disabilities, such as autism or dementia, access to blue badges. The Blue Badge scheme, which was first introduced in 1970, has […]
Children with autism are finding their voice through gaming. However, young people with the disorder are far more likely to develop video game addiction. How can this be combatted? Rebecca Belbin finds out more.
Local charity, Autism Wessex, alongside AFC Bournemouth and Harry Redknapp have started a campaign for Autism Friendly Football. Autism Wessex have joined together with AFC Bournemouth and Harry Redknapp to campaign for Autism Friendly Football. One of the many traits of Autism is a sensitivity to loud noises, and being uncomfortable in busy, unfamiliar […]
A local Autism charity has spoken out about the importance of early diagnosis. Around 1 in 100 people in the UK are affected by Autism, and now Autism Wessex, based in Christchurch, Dorset, are calling for better diagnosis at early ages. The charity has highlighted the benefits of getting an early diagnosis, as well as […]
Autism specialist school, Portfield School, based in Christchurch, Dorset, opened their new Early Years Centre in September this year. The school was founded by parents of children with autism in 1971. It is now managed by charity Autism Wessex and caters to children ages 3-19 with special educational needs. Highly trained staff The school provides […]
Women with Asperger’s have gone largely undiagnosed. Read the stories of three women who discovered their condition as adults.