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  1. Seen on BBC news web page: "Early baby therapy could reduce autism diagnoses Training parents how to respond to babies showing early signs of autism could reduce by two-thirds the number of three-year-olds meeting the criteria for diagnosis, a small study suggests. ... " https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58626945
  2. I heard about Spectrum 10K on the BBC radio 4 news last night. "Researchers are looking for 10,000 people to take part in what a university is calling the UK's largest ever study into autism. The Autism Research Centre (ARC) at the University of Cambridge wants autistic people and their families to take part. It want to investigate how genetic and environmental factors affect autistic people in different ways. Prof Sir Simon Baron-Cohen, from ARC, said there was "an urgent need to better understand" autism. The Spectrum 10K project will examine the different needs of people with autism, many of whom have additional conditions including epilepsy, anxiety and depression. … ": Here is a link to it on the BBC website. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-58322263 "Spectrum 10K is the largest study of autism in the UK and is a research study involving 10,000 autistic individuals of all ages and abilities, and their relatives living in the UK. It is led by a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge, including the Autism Research Centre, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). … ". Link to Spectrum 10K web site: https://spectrum10k.org/about-spectrum-10k/
  3. Winston Churchill was a prolific writer, see link below: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill_as_writer He even won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1953 "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values".
  4. Some recent Autism Spectrum Disorder related research articles: https://medicalxpress.com/tags/autism+spectrum+disorder/
  5. Video clip from the BBC web site, about an autistic-friendly toy shop in Bath is trying to take the anxiety away for parents and children with their 'A-board' outside to show it can be a safe space.: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-58026672
  6. Published last week, "Summary of findings from the government’s review of the National Autism Strategy 'Think Autism': call for evidence": https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-the-national-autism-strategy-think-autism-call-for-evidence/outcome/summary-of-findings-from-the-governments-review-of-the-national-autism-strategy-think-autism-call-for-evidence
  7. I seem to have forgotten how to insert the video (as people have done earlier in this thread) in to my post rather than just the hyperlink, can somebody remind me how to do this, please?
  8. I find this tune by Alan Hawkshaw called 'Beat Me 'Til I'm Blue' quite catchy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq3n-YuQwlA
  9. Article on the BBC website today, titled "'Autism and Strong Man go together' says World's Strongest Man": https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-57612405
  10. Autism story from the BBC website: "Bubble wall helps non-verbal boy with autism to speak A mother has described how a bubble wall in the family kitchen prompted her usually non-verbal five-year-old son to start naming the colours he could see. ... ". https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-57360503
  11. Latest edition of "1800 Seconds on Autism", titled "Neurotypicals are baffling".: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09jpz1p All episodes of "1800 Seconds on Autism": https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06sdq0x/episodes/player
  12. " … I wonder if there are any advantages in seeking a diagnosis so late in life? … " - I was in my fifties when I got my diagnosis, I have found it useful to get help at work through the "Access to Work" scheme. It made my working life a lot better, it may even have helped me keep my job. I share a lot of the symptoms which you mentioned. I believe that a tendency towards Asperger's syndrome is hereditary, so it might be useful to know if you had it in order to look out for it in your descendants, so that they can get help.
  13. Link with more information: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57045770
  14. World-famous American engineering entrepreneur Elon Musk reveals he has Asperger's: https://www.dw.com/en/elon-musk-reveals-he-has-aspergers-syndrome/a-57473708
  15. Has anyone seen "Drive Me to the End"? It is a dark comedy film (made in 2020) in which a twenty something man is persuaded to give a lift to an autistic young woman who is a distant relative, to a funeral in the North of Scotland ( a two day journey away). I believe the film can be watched free online for subscribers to Amazon Prime at the time that this post was written. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/3Wb2V_eOJbE
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