Category Archives: autism

‘Biomarker’ for autism discovered

Research is good, but a lot more needs to be done.


Last updated: 14th July 2011 

Richard Mills, Director of Research at The National Autistic Society (NAS), said:

Autism is highly heterogenous. This study does not answer all the questions on its causes; but it does give the scientific community the opportunity to further investigate what genes the ‘biomarker’ (in this case, reduced brain activity) affects, and possibly expand on our theories on the causes of autism. As such, we welcome its findings.

Hastings college is first in UK to get autism award


The College ticked all the boxes!
Published on Thursday 14 July 2011 08:00

Sussex Coast College Hastings (SCCH) last week became the only general further education college in the country to be awarded autism accreditation status from the National Autistic Society (NAS). 

A review team from the NAS carried out a visit of the town centre campus and decided that the college’s department for pupils with learning difficulties ticked all the boxes.

Their report found that the college’s provision for students with autism was strong, particularly in helping the pupil’s adapt to new surroundings, and also praised the quality of SCCH’s support network.

County Council support to help most vulnerable

30 June 2011

County Council support to help most vulnerable
Edited by Andy Porter
 More people in Norfolk are set to benefit from a project that sees the health of vulnerable people benefit from a structured program of farming–related activities on a ‘care farm’.