autism

NHS Milton Keynes FOI Request Regarding Autism Provision 2012

August 16, 2012

See also Autism Provision by NHS Primary Care Trust 2012. Dear Sarah, Further to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I am now in a position to respond on behalf of NHS MK. I am still in the process of gathering the information for NHS Northants, I will forward this to you as […]

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NHS Coventry FOI Request Regarding Autism Provision 2012

August 16, 2012

See also Autism Provision by NHS Primary Care Trust 2012. Dear Ms McCulloch  Thank you for your e-mail dated 22 June 2012.  NHS Coventry’s response to your information request, as listed, is as follows:  1.         Unfortunately we do not hold any diagnostic data that will answer this question.  2.         1156 children (up to age 16) in Coventry with […]

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NHS Ayrshire and Arran FOI Request Regarding Autism Provision 2012

August 16, 2012

See also Autism Provision by NHS Primary Care Trust 2012. Dear Ms McCulloch, Thank you for your request. Q.1 How many adults you have with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) (any, although if there are separate statistics for Asperger’s, HFA, LFA, they would be appreciated) in your area; A.1 There is no local register […]

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NHS Doncaster FOI Request Regarding Autism Provision 2012

July 15, 2012

See also Autism Provision by NHS Primary Care Trust 2012. Dear Ms McCulloch  Following your recent request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please see below the responses to your questions.   1. How many adults you have with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder (any, although if there are separate statistics for Asperger’s, […]

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Would you like to Come to the Best Conference in the World (about Autism)?

February 27, 2012

So I have this friend, Chris. And one day, Chris called me up and says “Do you fancy running an autistic conference/fun weekend for 300 people?” And I says, “When?” And Chris says “This summer.” And I says “You want to organise a three day conference for three hundred people this summer?” And Chris says […]

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What It Actually Feels Like to be Autistic

November 28, 2011

Imagine you’ve gone to a different country, one where people speak your language but the way they live their lives is completely different to how you do it. Any time you ask someone a question, like what sort of currency they use or what public transport is available, they look at you like you’re crazy […]

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Why wouldn’t you want to be autistic? A response.

June 20, 2010

A chap called Matthew Smith, also known as Yusuf, recently wrote a blog-post in response to my recent letter to The Guardian regarding autism as an illness. The main thrust of his argument is that autism is not an illness in itself, but still a definite problem that needs dealing with. However, many of the […]

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Letter to The Guardian re autism as a “distressing illness”

May 27, 2010

Published in the Guardian today here. Sir, I must take exception to your recent reference to autism as a “distressing illness” (Andrew Wakefield case highlights the importance of ethics in science, 24th May). I am autistic, and I am not ill, sick, or retarded – I merely think differently to other people, and subsequently find […]

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Autism

November 12, 2005

I am fortunate to have been born into an era where the dominant caricature of autistic people is switching from drooling, non-communicative eternal children to slightly psychopathic geniuses who can’t stop talking every second they aren’t reprogramming things. As stereotypes go, it’s certainly improving. But they are stereotypes, nonetheless. Autism, at its very basic, is […]

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