Breaking the Silence About Violent Challenging Behaviour in Special Needs Children

One of the saddest secrets of our time Every day, in a house not far from where you live, there is a family who is keeping one of the saddest secrets that there is. Every day, in thousands of homes

70 years of Autism, and what’s changed?

When my mother left Dublin in 1946, just before her 18th birthday, to come to England to start her nursing training, the word “Autism” had only just been invented. Last week, 70 years later, I was delighted and honoured to

An Inspirational Evening

Cloak and daggery, mystery Twitter Direct Messages and finally a Top Secret Email that forbade me to tell anyone anything until the night itself. How wonderfully exciting! Except for two things. I’m the world’s biggest chatterbox and the worst secret-keeper

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