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  1. Do you think that COVID will still be a big problem in a years time? Merry Christmas.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. There is a book that some of you might find to be of interest called "Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement", information here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-13-8437-0 The ebook can be downloaded here: https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2F978-981-13-8437-0.pdf
  6. I quite like "Incrowd hangout" by a 1960s group called "The Deejays": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfKB4qMeNQ8
  7. 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
  8. 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".
  9. Some recent Autism Spectrum Disorder related research articles: https://medicalxpress.com/tags/autism+spectrum+disorder/
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. I find this tune by Alan Hawkshaw called 'Beat Me 'Til I'm Blue' quite catchy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq3n-YuQwlA
  14. 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
  15. 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
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