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'Instagram took my son's picture down - why?'

Instagram removed one woman's photo showing her son without an eye.

Twelve-year-old Harry Beswick was born with Goldenhar syndrome. He is missing an eye, eye socket, nostril and ear from one side of his face. His mother Charlie Beswick, in the UK, explains how Instagram removed a picture she posted of the two of them together. (Photo: Charlie and Harry Beswick; Copyright: Charlie Beswick)

Bruce Wang hopes to be the first person with autism to swim the English Channel.

A man wants to be the first autistic person ever to complete a solo swim of the English Channel.

How cuddling a horse helps autistic youngsters

Neil Smith

South Cumbria journalist, BBC Cumbria

One of the first equine centres offering help to children with autism has opened in Cumbria.

Staff member with child on horse.
BBC

Unicorns and Rainbows at Pennington says its sessions can help children to develop confidence, communication skills and focus, well as strength and balance.

Sessions are designed for each child's needs and include time around and on the horse, including hugging it while sat bareback, which can be very calming for agitated children..

Asperger artist: Patrick Samuel on how art has saved his life

Patrick Samuel has Asperger's syndrome. He uses art to deal with depression and self-injurious behaviour.