Healthy 4 Life Football @Witham

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Healthy 4 Life Football is a FA Charter Standard Football club that enables adults with learning disabilities to access football. Teams are run for both men and women with learning disabilities or those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Players meet on the astroturf pitch at Bramston Sports ground at 5pm on Wednesdays. Additional sessions are run […]

Healthy 4 Life Football @Colchester Leisure World

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Healthy 4 Life Football is a FA Charter Standard Football club that enables adults with learning disabilities to access football. Teams are run for both men and women with learning disabilities or those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Players meet on the astroturf pitch at Colchester Leisure World at 5pm on Tuesdays. Additional sessions are run […]

Healthy 4 Life Football @Witham

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Healthy 4 Life Football is a FA Charter Standard Football club that enables adults with learning disabilities to access football. Teams are run for both men and women with learning disabilities or those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Players meet on the astroturf pitch at Bramston Sports ground at 5pm on Wednesdays. Additional sessions are run […]

Healthy 4 Life Football @Colchester Leisure World

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Healthy 4 Life Football is a FA Charter Standard Football club that enables adults with learning disabilities to access football. Teams are run for both men and women with learning disabilities or those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Players meet on the astroturf pitch at Colchester Leisure World at 5pm on Tuesdays. Additional sessions are run […]

Healthy 4 Life Football @Witham

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Healthy 4 Life Football is a FA Charter Standard Football club that enables adults with learning disabilities to access football. Teams are run for both men and women with learning disabilities or those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Players meet on the astroturf pitch at Bramston Sports ground at 5pm on Wednesdays. Additional sessions are run […]

Healthy 4 Life Football @Colchester Leisure World

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Healthy 4 Life Football is a FA Charter Standard Football club that enables adults with learning disabilities to access football. Teams are run for both men and women with learning disabilities or those with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Players meet on the astroturf pitch at Colchester Leisure World at 5pm on Tuesdays. Additional sessions are run […]

Autism: A Difference in the Senses

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According to The National Autistic Society, many people on the autistic spectrum find it hard to process sensory information. A difference can affect any of the senses in terms of over or under-sensitivity. This can then lead to a change in behaviour in that person. Firstly, it is key to be aware of the environment […]

Autism: the “invisible” disability

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Adeane Tindall’s 13-year-old son, Max, was diagnosed with autism at the age of four, and it has been an uphill struggle. She told The Guardian: “We know that Max’s disability isn’t visible, but that doesn’t make it any less real. In fact, it’s tackling the issue head-on that has enabled him to achieve so much”. […]

Anthropology Makes No Apology for Autism

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It has often been said that we are ‘all a bit autistic’. Experts agree that everyone exhibits, to varying degrees, the common traits that are active when making a diagnosis of the troubled and distressing condition. Indeed, we all fit, at varying times and circumstance, along the autism spectrum. Autistic traits have been cited as […]

Autism: stigma and the role of ethnicity and culture

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Dr Chris Papadapolous, Principal Lecturer of Public Health at the University of Bedfordshire explores the stigma surrounding autism and the role of ethnicity and culture also. He conducted a study which found results. He found that stigma can be as a result of negativity towards a target group. This can be negative attitudes, negative knowledge […]

New Training for Parents Improves Communication Skills in Autistic Children

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New study reported as “potential breakthrough” and “the first successful treatment for autism” The Parent-mediated social communication therapy (PACT) study looked to train parents of children with severe autism to pick up on and interpret communication cues. These cues, such as small shifts of the head, can be very subtle and much harder to spot […]

Dog Walk in Aid of Charity Dogs for Good

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On Saturday 15 October at 11am Heaton Park, St Margaret Road entrance, Manchester, M25 2SW) Dogs for Good, an innovative charity, is calling out to the Manchester community to participate in its annual 5k Autumn Dog Walk at Heaton Park, Manchester. By participating in the walk it would help raise vital funds needed to support […]

Preparing Teens with Autism for Work: Self Employment

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Jeremy did not get offered any work experiences during his first few years at high school, because he was deemed “not community ready”, despite the fact that he had shopping skills, appropriate behaviour in the library and was able to use public transport.  In an article in written by Jeremy’s mother, and published in Psychology […]

Autism: A Different Ability not a Disability

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Kuldeep is an autistic seven year old boy with an ability, not a disability. He was diagnosed at a very early age which meant he got the necessary help and targeted treatment, which has enabled Kuldeep to move up the academic ladder with the support of his family and therapists. Across the world more children […]

Funding to Address Learning Disabilities (deadline 1st March 2016)

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The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund is a registered charity which was established to provide both research and project funding in the area of learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability. The Trust consider under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with […]