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Perfectly Peter

When it seems as though the world will burn itself into oblivion with hatred and bigotry, I look at my son and think, “Thank God he doesn’t know.”

He doesn’t know that citizens of our own country can turn against one another in an instant, like wild animals. He doesn’t know violence. He doesn’t know evil. He doesn’t know racism, prejudice, discrimination.

He is not aware that these blights on our society exist.

I turn away from the horrifying media images and look at him. A perfect, innocent soul incapable of hatred.

He may never be aware. He may never know.

And today, I thank God for that.

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A social worker discusses the obstacles she faces in securing specialist care for people with autism

Source: ‘I feel embarrassed about the delays in getting care packages’


An international study finds the improvements from improvisational music therapy, on symptoms of autism, to be similar to those who do not receive music therapy.

Source: No wonder cure, but music therapy can still be helpful for children with autism


GPs in England are being encouraged to keep a register of patients with autism in order to improve the care they receive. Health chiefs say a register would alert GPs to the specific needs of adults and children with autism and help tailor services for them. The National Autistic Society said it would “help improve the health and wellbeing of autistic people”. But getting a quick diagnosis was still an issue, a child autism charity said. Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. GPs in England already keep a register of patients with learning disabilities, and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence thinks patients with autism should be easily identified by healthcare professionals too. NICE says a register – which would be anonymous outside a patient’s surgery – would help staff to adapt their approach to suit patients’ needs. For example, doctors

Source: Autism patients: GPs in England urged to keep register | DisabledGo News and Blog


A new recommendation from NICE (the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence) seeks to improve autistic people’s experiences of GP services in England.

Source: NICE seeks to improve autistic people’s health and wellbeing – NAS


The mother of a man with autism who was restrained by as many as nine members of staff for 11 hours at a private hospital in Birmingham has said her son has been left “traumatised”. Jill Nasralla told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire she had not received an apology after the incident involving her son Adam, then 20, at Wast Hills. He has now been given an out-of-court settlement by the hospital and police. The hospital said patient welfare was its “number one priority”. ‘Absolutely terrified’ Ms Nasralla said her son’s behaviour had “deteriorated” since he was moved to the hospital at the age of 19, and that the hospital had removed her son’s autism diagnosis without her knowledge. In March 2014, after being restrained at the hospital Mr Nasralla was handcuffed, placed in a spit hood and detained in a police cell where restraints continued to be used, with no solicitor or appropriate adult allowed to visit him. His mother explained: “One weekend he went into absolute crisis. I got a call

Source: ‘Traumatised’ autistic man restrained for 11 hours | DisabledGo News and Blog


It is great when we all hear stories such as these, especially in the current climate of many areas of negativity.

In general the Learning Disability community may not be a vast as some other forms of disability, although there are vast numbers of persons with LD with its many related conditions and each person may be different in many ways, but the numbers of related condition and their effects are may be more vast than other disability areas.

LD is an unknown for many within the UK and its press and Government perception is not generally good, thus progressing the negativity relating to LD to the public at large. But this negativity is certainly very misplaced and this negativity needs to be urgently reversed.

While the LD community is very progressive more collective activity needs to be generated and not only between the large national charities, as there are many local independent small and relatively large charities and a vast arrange of support groups, which in the very austere financial climate are not receiving sufficient funding and in many vases no funding at all.

Now is the time for all to come together and in doing so all other related medically based charities to provide wherever possible a joint solid front to the authorities especially on a local level and with these local authorities to central government, which will eventually achieve more for us all and enhance the lives of our loved ones.

Scope's Blog

Chris is taking part in RideLondon for Scope next weekend. When his son, Oliver, was born with an undiagnosed condition, Chris didn’t know who to turn to for support.

We had never thought about disability seriously until Oliver was born. Oliver has an undiagnosed genetic condition which has certain physical manifestations. He was born with fused fingers and he has a cleft palate. He has some other conditions and a severe learning disability but it’s quite hard to describe. If your child has Cerebral Palsy or something that has a name, then you know where to go because there are people who will support you for that.

Oliver, a young child wearing glasses, smiles

We’ve also found out that Oliver is very strongly on the autistic spectrum as well. This came as quite a surprise to us because he has a very good sense of humour. He is very naughty but not in a bad way. He…

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Croydon council has apologised for leaving a grandmother for two years without respite

Source: Council’s ‘unacceptable failings’ left struggling family without respite


Finding things we can agree on is the only way we are going to make significant change.

Source: What really matters: Let’s focus what we in the autism community can agree on | The Art of Autism

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