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Are autism and ADHD symptoms of the same underlying condition?
Studies have revealed symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in around two thirds of autistic people. But are autism and ADHD symptoms of the same underlying condition? Academic Dr Simon Bignell has questioned whether autism and ADHD may be “one overarching disorder with a range of subtypes”
Wristband monitors physiological changes that may precede aggression
Does charity end in homes?
Reflections on Panorama: "I recognised the playground taunts, the mocking, and the laughter that I experienced when I was at school"
An autism diagnosis saved my life, but not before the Mental Health Act almost ended it
The Friendship Group: socialising "without support workers, without parents, without carers"
Should parents make care decisions once their child reaches adulthood?
Until a group of parents joined forces to change the law families could find themselves sidelined once a loved one with a learning disability turned eighteen, with social workers taking charge of key decisions. But here Darren Devine details how three families have fought to ensure parents continue to have a voice when their children become adults.