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Aberdeenshire Council has announced a new partnership with The National Autistic Society Scotland which will make the area Scotland’s first ‘autism-friendly’ region. The Autism-Friendly Aberdeenshire project will take place over one year, and strives to increase public understanding of the condition, help facilities in the area become more accessible, and…
The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) and Public Health Agency (PHA) want to hear about your experiences to help shape how care is delivered in Northern Ireland. 10,000 Voices is a PHA initiative which gives people an opportunity to provide feedback on their experiences of accessing Health and Social…
Two police officers have been sacked over their treatment of a man with autism. Pcs Christopher Thomas and Christopher Pitts, who both worked for Bedfordshire Police, pursued and detained Faruk Ali after he ran away from them in Luton in 2014. The officers faced charges of misconduct in a public…
Two-thirds of people with autism feel socially isolated, according to a report which found poor public understanding of the condition is making some feel trapped in their own homes. The National Autistic Society Scotland has published the findings of its research in a report entitled 'Too Much Information: why the…
Scottish Autism has spread its shade of purple across Scotland to mark the beginning of World Autism Month in April and World Autism Awareness Day (2nd April). The charity, which is dedicated to enabling and enriching the lives of individuals with autism through the whole life journey, is seeking to…
Families of children with autism are "struggling" because they are not being diagnosed early enough, experts have said. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are being delayed in getting access to specialist care because they are not being diagnosed in a timely fashion, researchers from Newcastle University found. Experts said…
The Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory has been set up to provide better information about the health and health care of people with learning disabilities and people with autism in Scotland. SLDO will generate and translate information into knowledge, that is designed to inform actions, practice and policy to benefit people…
Many families and autistic individuals have raised concerns over early deaths in autistic people. Ground-breaking new research now confirms the true scale of the mortality crisis in autism: autistic people die on average 16 years earlier than the general population. For those with autism and learning disabilities, the outlook is…
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