Autism

  1. Let's Talk About Autism "Cures"

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    Video caption: Jessica explores MMS therapy which can be peddled as a “cure” for autism.

    "Autistic children will not be cured. They’ll grow up into adults like me who are autistic… which is not a tragedy."

  2. 'Captain Tobias' to take on third marathon fundraiser

    A nine-year-old boy from Sheffield has announced plans to take on a third marathon after raising more than £150,000 with his first two efforts.

    Tobias Weller and Jess Ennis, Sheffield

    Earlier this year, Tobias Weller, who has cerebral palsy and autism, walked and ran marathons on the street where he lives in Sheffield using a walker and a specially designed running frame.

    Also known as Captain Tobias, the youngster (pictured above) has now raised £150,030 for Sheffield Children's Hospital and the Paces special school he attends.

    In a Twitter post, he thanked everyone who had donated and said he is planning to take on another marathon on his trike.

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    Video caption: Mother and son write book in lockdown celebrating his autism

    Archie, 11, and his mum wrote the illustrated book during lockdown to help explain his autism to others.

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    Video caption: Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love: Living with my autism

    Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love won his appeal against extradition and his autism was cited as a factor.

  5. Francesca Happé on autism

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    Video caption: Francesca Happé talks to Jim al-Khalili about the abilities of people with autism.

    Professor Francesca Happé talks to Jim al-Khalili about her research into the the abilities and assets of people with autism and how she recognised autism in women.

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    Video caption: NI teenager takes top literary prize

    Dara McAnulty says winning one of the UK's top literary prizes is an "astounding moment".

  7. Rulebreakers: Lauri Love: Living with my autism

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    Video caption: Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love describes daily life with his chronic illness

    Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love describes daily life with his chronic illness, and how a nice comment from someone can turn into a painful assault for him.

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    Video caption: Special educational needs families and the fight for education

    Some special educational needs families say they've found it difficult to access support during the pandemic.

  9. Lauri Love: Living with my autism

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    Video caption: Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love: Living with my autism

    Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love won his appeal against extradition and his autism was cited as a factor.