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  1. Seen on the BBC website: "Court fight looms over Sainsbury's cat ban An autistic man is taking supermarket giant Sainsbury's to court for refusing entry to his assistance cat. Designer and writer Ian Fenn from London says the ban on Chloe, who helps him in daily life, is limiting his independence. He says she helps him stay calm, but the supermarket argues that cats, unlike assistance dogs, present risks to food hygiene. The case might set a legal precedent if it has to be ruled on by top judges. ... " https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61596623 In the comments section of the "Daily Mail" who also covers the story, someone asks "What about other shoppers with cat allergies?": https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10860563/Autistic-man-sues-Sainsburys-banning-assistance-cat-supermarkets.html
  2. Seen online: "Spectrum cycle team hit John O'Groats to raise autism awareness": https://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/news/spectrum-cycle-team-hit-john-ogroats-to-raise-autism-awaren-276035/ There is a Justgiving page: "Spectrum Charity Cycle Land's End to John O'Groats We are cycling from Land's End to John o' Groats for Spectrum because we want to raise awareness for people with autism ... ". https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/spectrumteamlejog2022
  3. I don't know, I just post on ASD related stories that I see in the press. I can't access the blog page.
  4. Seen on the BBC web site, article about a woman who was diagnosed as being autistic when she was aged sixty: "Autism: I was diagnosed at 60": https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20220405-the-life-changing-diagnosis-of-autism-in-later-life
  5. I agree. It is begining to look a bit like the 1970s, with high energy prices, high inflation, leading to higher cost of living, which will likely lead to more strikes. Likely higher taxes, and possibly at the end of the decade a Mrs Thatcher type figure that will cut public spending and public services. No doubt there will be also be more laws restricting people's freedom to do what they want and / or to express themselves. Also likely greater surveillance of ordinary law abiding people.
  6. I am sorry to read that Gold MD. I hope that she makes a full and speedy recovery.
  7. Autistic father and his 8 years old daughter are backpacking from John O'Groats to Lands End to raise awareness of Autism in both males and females of all ages. https://www.gofundme.com/f/eve-and-ian-john-o-groats-to-lands-end Ian Alderman has a blog page at: https://ianaldermanoutdoors.co.uk/about/
  8. Seen on the BBC news website "Autism: MLAs pass bill to strengthen support in Northern Ireland": https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-60653674 This has been welcomed by Autism NI (Northern Ireland’s main autism charity): https://www.autismni.org/news
  9. I heard about this on the radio yesterday, "As We See It" an Amazon Prime series about three roommates on the autism spectrum, link to Wikipedia article about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/As_We_See_It
  10. Seen on the BBC website: "Bristol Autism Support charity founder to receive award": https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-60062445
  11. Seen on the BBC website: "Autism: Grimsby mum's blog aims to show reality of condition": https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-humber-60071772 The blog can be seen at: https://thefinchfamilylife.wordpress.com/
  12. Do you think that COVID will still be a big problem in a years time? Merry Christmas.
  13. There is a BBC1 television programme at 21:00 hrs on Wednesday, 1st December 2021 that might be of interest to members of this site. It is called "Paddy and Christine McGuinness: Our Family and Autism" With his three children diagnosed with autism, Paddy McGuinness explores the condition. Link to programme website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0b5l3lq Programme should be available on iPlayer shortly after its television broadcast.
  14. Story on the BBC news site: "Melanie Sykes and Christine McGuinness praised for openness about autism diagnosis Autism campaigners and charities have said it is "brilliant that more and more people in the public eye" are talking openly about being diagnosed as adults. ... ": https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-59352983
  15. Story on the BBC news site: "Autistic Hull man goes home after 15 years in hospital A man with autism who has spent nearly half his life detained in a mental health hospital has been released after a long campaign by his mother. … " https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-59225870
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