Sunday, 6 November 2011

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This week saw the broadcast of Panorama's "Britain On The Fiddle", which has caused much controversy. What did you think of it? If you missed it, it's still available on iPlayer:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b016lty2/Panorama_Britain_on_the_Fiddle/

Research in Tokyo discovered low levels of zinc in 2000 autistic children tested. British 'experts' said it is impossible to draw any firm conclusions from the research: 
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2057388/Low-levels-zinc-linked-autism-children.html

LBRB blog reported on a study in Sweden about the prevalence of autism in toddlers: 
http://networkedblogs.com/pxwgM?a=share&ref=nf

Surrey County Council have finally acted to help a desperate mother with her autistic son, who hasn't been in school after being expelled when his challenging behaviour got too much for teachers. He has a placement in a residential school and is currently being assessed: http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/9340321.Mother_s_plea_for_help_with_autistic_son_answered/

The Scottish Government finally launched the Autism Strategy for Scotland. There's a long way to go and there is much of it open to interpretation. They also announced £13.5 million to back up the strategy - we hope that goes into front-line services - too optimistic? Strategy at a glance: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/361939/0122374.pdf

DYSPRAXIA AWARENESS WEEK - 5th to 11th November. To find out more about events and the condition itself, please visit the Dyspraxia Foundation website: 
http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/services/dys_glance.php

And finally some exciting news from ACT NOW!

We have decided our name no longer reflects who we are and how we are now evolving. So, we have decided we will change our name to Act Now For Autism - look out for our new name, logo's, website AND we'll be starting a forum in the New Year!

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