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Roughly 1% of the UK population, or an estimated 700,000 people, are diagnosed as autistic.

Celebrities Christine McGuinness, 33, and Melanie Sykes, 51, have both recently spoken out and announced at getting an autism diagnosis as an adult.

Were you diagnosed as an adult and how did you go about getting a diagnosis?
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Roughly 1% of the UK population, or an estimated 700,000 people, are diagnosed as autistic.

Celebrities Christine McGuinness, 33, and Melanie Sykes, 51, have both recently spoken out and announced at getting an autism diagnosis as an adult. 

Were you diagnosed as an adult and how did you go about getting a diagnosis?

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I asked my GP who said she didn't think there was anyone in the area to assess me but to leave it with her......nothing came of that. I then asked at a psychology assessment and took with me some print outs of online ASD tests showing quite a high score. Within a fortnight I received confirmation of a diagnostic appointment in 6 months time. The whole process took a couple of years because of many months of waiting to hear from my GP. The psychologist arranged for my assessment to be outsourced to a private company in Chester (I live in Salford) so it was free (paid for by NHS). Many people don't realise that this is an option, I certainly didn't.

Research by the City of London into learning methods immersing children with autism in nature has shown great benefits to their education and development.

The Nature Learning Programme ran during the Covid pandemic at Odessa Infant School in Newham, East London, and was a success, providing an excellent insight into different learning methods to support children with autism.

“Being outdoors has huge benefits to our mental and physical health, particularly children with autism, providing different learning mechanisms to improve different skill sets,"

Oliver Sells, Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Open Spaces and City Gardens Committee, said.
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Is it just us or is the live bird feed from Netflix,, promoting the launch of Aardman first musical simply hypnotic and so relaxing?

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Is it just us or is the live bird feed from Netflix,  promoting the launch of Aardman Animations first musical simply hypnotic and so relaxing?  

https://twitter.com/NetflixUK/status/1463795663343435779

After spending such a long time apart social distancing during the coronavirus crisis, we had all missed the simple social interactions immensely.

It was amazing to reconnect with friends and get out on our fun summer activities after what felt like an eternity during the arduous last eighteen months of coping with the lockdown and the Covid restrictions.

Here are some of our highlights and don't forget you can find a full list of our up and coming events on our website.

i-am-autism.org.uk/look-back-at-summer-2021/
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After spending such a long time apart social distancing during the coronavirus crisis, we had all missed the simple social interactions immensely. 

It was amazing to reconnect with friends and get out on our fun summer activities after what felt like an eternity during the arduous last eighteen months of coping with the lockdown and the Covid restrictions. 

Here are some of our highlights and dont forget you can find a  full list of our up and coming events on our website. 

https://i-am-autism.org.uk/look-back-at-summer-2021/

Who is looking forward to the one-off BBC documentary with Paddy McGuinness and Christine McGuinness, Our Family and Autism, starting next week - Wednesday, 1 December at 9PM on BBC One and Player? ... See MoreSee Less

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I will be watching it with interest but expecting to be frustrated about language used and ableist ideation 🙁 due to their connection with Spectrum10K 🙁

So important 💙💙💙

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