April 29, 2014
A mother who has three children with special educational needs has recorded an audio diary of her typical morning.
Debs Aspland’s nine-year-old son has hydrocephalus and autism, her eight-year-old son is visually impaired, and her daughter has language, speech and communication needs.
Ms Aspland said her typical day was around 21 hours long and “on a good day” she could expect just under five hours sleep.
Read the full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-27204151
April 28, 2014
Since her young son was diagnosed as autistic, Sara Dunn has been attempting to help “challenge the myths surrounding autism” with a camera.
The photographer has been documenting her experiences with her son and other families affected by autism through photography.
Ms Dunn, 27, from Chester, stays with families for 48 hours to take images and wants to stage a public exhibition of her work, Admiring Autism.
Read the full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27142806
April 26, 2014
A boy diagnosed with autism was inspired to talk to his father after a long period of silence through his fascination with Disney films, his father has revealed.
Ron and Cornelia Suskind had just moved to Washington D.C. with their two young children when their two-year-old son, Owen, suddenly stopped talking.
Read the full article here: http://www.itv.com/news/2014-04-26/disney-movies-inspire-boy-with-autism-to-communicate
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