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Mother calls for more autism awareness in minority communities

The mother of an autistic teenage girl from Leicester says she believes more community awareness is needed for people to better understand the condition.

Pam Malhi, from Oadby says she regularly has to deal with stigma and stares, and wants to educate others about the disability.

It comes as a new report by the National Austistic Society suggests there is not enough support for parents from Asian, black and ethnic minority communities. Nancy Cole reports.

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Leicester mum: More autism awareness needed in Asian families

Pam Malhi says her daughter regularly has to deal with stigma Credit: ITV News Central

A mother from Leicester says she supports a new report by the National Autistic Society which says more awareness about autism is needed in the Asian community.

Pam Malhi says her daughter Aaisha regularly has to deal with stigma and stares and she wants to educate others about the disability.

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Students told day before: 'You haven't got the grades'

Nottingham Trent University Credit: ITV News Central

Nottingham Trent University has been left embarrassed after prospective students were told they had not achieved their expected grades yesterday - a day before A-level results day.

The university sent out 30 emails telling applicants they had got a place despite not getting their predicted results.

In a statement, the university said:

The issue was identified and resolved very quickly. The emails, which did not disclose any results, were to offer applicants a place on a similar but alternative course.

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Students at Peterborough academy talk about their A-level results and plans for the future

Students at Nene Park Academy in Peterborough get their A-level results. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Students at Nene Park Academy in Peterborough have today been collecting their A-levels results. They told ITV News Anglia how they got on and what their plans are for the future.

Former injured soldier becomes first in family to go to university

Pa Njie Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

A former soldier who lost both of his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan is celebrating after receiving his A-Level results.

Pa Njie, who lives in Birmingham, will now be the first in his family to go to university.

The 24-year-old underwent rehab at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital after stepping on an IED while on patrol in Helmand Province in 2010.

He achieved an A* & C grade and will now study business at Aston University.

Pa Njie is now off to university Credit: BPM Media (Midlands)

I am delighted with my results this morning, as I was determined to get the grades I needed to go on and read business at university. It’s nice to see all my hard work over the past couple of years finally pay off.

– Pa Njie
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