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People with autism get relaxed about going to the cinema

Autism-friendly film gets people relaxed about cinema
By Philippa Roxby and Sophie van Brugen BBC News


Autism-friendly cinema screenings being shown over the summer. 

Chris was excited and jumpy as he waited in the cinema foyer for his friends to arrive.

“We have never done a cinema trip before,” says his support worker Deman, who has looked after him for 11 years in the house he shares with two other autistic friends.

“He would make too much noise and annoy other people.”

‘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.