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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. I find this tune by Alan Hawkshaw called 'Beat Me 'Til I'm Blue' quite catchy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq3n-YuQwlA
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. " … 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.
  8. Link with more information: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-57045770
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Seen on the BBC website. "Autism: Parents of blind girl want better vitamin A testing Parents of an autistic girl who lost her sight because of a vitamin A deficiency are campaigning to prevent the same happening to other children. Sam and David Mildon's daughter Bella, 12, lost her sight after routine blood tests failed to pick up the deficiency. They are calling for more comprehensive testing for all autistic children who suffer from dietary restrictions. Advisory body NICE is reviewing its guidance about handling nutritional deficits among children with autism.": https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-56498467
  12. News story seen online. "Second Sea Lord Vice Admiral Nick Hine reveals he is autistic after being diagnosed 10 years ago Vice Admiral Nick Hine has revealed he is autistic after being diagnosed 10 years ago and said that the military needs more ‘neurodiversity’. The Second Sea Lord, 55, opened up about his condition as he encouraged others with autism to join the armed forces. Hine said that the only way the British military could compete with adversaries that have more advanced technology and larger funds would be through ‘thinking differently’ and hiring people with neurological disorders. ... ". https://broread.com/2021/03/12/second-sea-lord-vice-admiral-nick-hine-reveals-he-is-autistic-after-being-diagnosed-10-years-ago/
  13. I am not familiar with that one, I am more of a "Freecell" player.
  14. The Ealing comedy "The Ladykillers" is one of my favourite films:
  15. I saw this online recently; "The science of ‘mind-reading’: our new test reveals how well we understand others" https://theconversation.com/the-science-of-mind-reading-our-new-test-reveals-how-well-we-understand-others-155241 " ... Our research also showed that people with autism reported substantially more mind-reading difficulties than people without autism. The average score of an autistic person would fall within the lowest 25% of non-autistic scores. ... ". " ... It will also be useful to understand and tailor support for people with clinical conditions, such as autism. ... ".
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