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Autistic people are vulnerable to sliding into cyber crime and potentially being targeted by organised gangs, experts have said. The warning comes as the National Crime Agency - Britain's version of the FBI - is looking into links between autism and cyber crime after many alleged hackers were found to…
The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) have fined Herefordshire Council over delays in finding suitable care home accomodation for a vulnerable man. Details published today by the LGO reveal that the man was left for 11 months in an unsuitable care home because busy social workers delayed finding him the appropriate…
Skills for Health, Health Education England and Skills for Care have launched a comprehensive new resource to support health and social care staff and educators in England who work with people living with a learning disability. The Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework sets out the essential skills…
Innovative new technology is being developed by researchers to help people with autism read and understand text better. Figurative language, irony, sarcasm and phrases that may have more than one meaning are among the many challenges for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), leading to lower educational achievements. New web…
A therapist who was trying to calm an autistic patient in the middle of a street in Miami has said he was shot by police even though he had his hands in the air and repeatedly told them no-one was armed. The moments before the shooting were recorded on mobile…
Researchers from the University of Kent are seeking volunteers to take part in a study on autism that should shed new light on the condition. Dr Toby Nicholson, of the University’s School of Psychology, is leading the research to compare thinking strategies in people with and without autism. The study…
The University of Bath’s Department of Psychology are officially opening at their new 10 West building today. The building will provide space for the expansion of the Department of Psychology, including the new Centre for Applied Autism Research (CAAR), a new home for the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) and…
Owning a pet dog reduces stress and significantly improves functioning in families who have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), new research has shown. The study, carried out by researchers at the University of Lincoln, UK, and funded by the US-based Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation, also…
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