Pam Malhi from Leicester explains why she feels there should be more awareness and acceptance for people with autism and their families.Read the full story ›
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.
A report by the National Autistic Society has found that Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities need to be more aware of the condition.Read the full story ›
A personal view from Pam Malhi whose 18-year-old daughter Aaisha has Autism.Read the full story ›
A new report by the National Autistic Society claims there's a 'shame and blame' culture for BME families living with autism.Read the full story ›
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.
Children with autism, who struggle to cope at school, are being given help in a specially-adapted house in Leicester.
Staff teach them ways of coping and once they gain confidence and develop social communication skills, many can then return to mainstream education. Jane Hesketh reports.
Children with autism, who struggle to cope at school, are being given help in a specially adapted bungalow in Leicester.Read the full story ›
An autistic teenage prisoner who was left distressed and intimidated by noisy adult criminals at a magistrates court has won the right to damages from the Ministry of Justice, reports Strand News.
The Birmingham boy, now 15, was at the Birmingham court for a hearing over an alleged breach of bail - but had to be put into an adult cell because the children's area was being refurbished.
It left the then 13-year-old "incredibly distressed" by the shouts of angry cons and having to walk closely past two adult prisoners on his way to an interview room. His lawyers claimed that putting him near adult prisoners in the cells area at the court breached both UK and European laws.
Parents of a man who fell from the Bullring shopping centre in Birmingham, have turned off their son's life support machine, eight days after he climbed over the railings.
On Sunday afternoon, the couple gave medical staff permission to switch off the equipment after finding out that their son, 49-year old Anthony Hollis, had suffered massive brain injuries and multiple breaks.
Anthony, who suffered from autism and epilepsy, died at Edgbaston’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Anthony's parents, Linda and Philip Hollis, say it was a 'cry for help' after he'd been targetted by conmen.
The men who gained the trust of Anthony, arrived on the doorstep of his sheltered accommodation knowing his name, address and medical conditions.