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Sam Best in Africa, where he became more  talkative, more independent, with a greater of sense of his place in the world.

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How giving my autistic son a 'loving push' paid off

Most autism intervention is focussed on the early childhood years, Yet there is "second spring" of neuronal development during adolescence, the potential of which has largely been neglected.

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Principals will be encouraged to get the health checks every second year..

One nation does not equal two classrooms

My daughter celebrated her 14th birthday at the weekend. Around the table for dinner were four of her closest friends and former classmates through many years of primary school.

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As an adult on the autism spectrum who spent time in both integrated and segregated systems, Mitchell Adams feels ...

Bringing the outsiders in

In a brightly lit space in one of the school's newer buildings a group of teenage boys is sitting in a rough circle playing a get-to-know you game that's a mix of musical chairs and guess who. There's the usual jokey exchanges and awkward adolescent shuffling, but nothing that sets this group apart from the norm.

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