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Council warns of dangerous autism ‘cure’ fraud


Greenwich council has warned schools and nurseries to be on guard after learning of an individual offering ‘experimental procedures’ for autistic children.

Autistic adults without care entitlement face 'breakdown'


More than 11,000 autistic adults in England are not receiving the care they are legally entitled to, a group of autism charities has found.

Sheffield unveils ‘autism-friendly’ plans


Sheffield Council has unveiled plans to make the city more ‘autism-friendly’.

Community services for children ‘under extraordinary pressure’


Children are being put at risk as vital community services struggle to keep pace with demand, health leaders have warned.

Autistic children face discrimination in care system


Marginalised families with autistic children face serious problems in the health, care, and education systems, according to new research.

New SEND plan fails on ‘fundamental’ issues, council chiefs say


New plan to support children with special educational needs and disabilities fails to address ‘fundamental cost and demand issues’, council chiefs say.

Essex County Council pays £150 after autistic care failure


Essex CC paid a woman £150 after the Ombudsman found it had failed to ensure there was a smooth transition in her autistic son's care when they moved.

Council fined £5,000 after autistic boy left without education


Oxfordshire County Council has been told to pay £5,000 to the mother of an autistic boy to make up for a year of missed education.

Croydon council criticised for failing to provide respite care


Croydon council has been criticised for failing to provide respite care for the mother of a disabled teenager because it would cost too much.

Council apologises after failing boy with Autism


Redcar and Cleveland Council have apologised after failing to provide respite care for the family of a boy with complex special educational needs.

Providers specialising in autism care warn of contract hand back


Providers of adult social care have called for more support to be given to providers who look after individuals with a learning disability and autistic people.

Council apologises after autistic man spends 21 years in hospital


Brighton & Hove City Council has apologised after an autistic man was held in a secure hospital for over two decades.

Councils receive £7.6m to help people with autism into work


Twenty-four councils are set to receive £7.6m over the next three years to help over 2,000 adults with learning disabilities and autism move into work.

Javid launches £75m autism strategy


The Government today launched a new multi-million pound strategy to help improve the lives of people with autism.

Parents forced to wait 18 months for autism diagnosis


Parents are facing a wait of more than 18 months to find out if their child has autism, a new poll has revealed.

Council fined for causing autistic child ‘severe distress’


Brighton & Hove council has apologised after a mother and her autistic son were caused severe distress due to their temporary accommodation placement.

Welsh councils launch autism awareness campaign


A new programme has been launched to raise awareness of autism among primary school children in Wales.

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