A support group which has seen a 600% rise in demand for its services and a big drop in income says it is now struggling to provide families with the help they need.
Daisy Chain offers advice and activities for children and young people with autism. The charity, based on Teesside, says more youngsters are now being diagnosed with the condition and it has more than 50 families waiting to join up.
More top news
A disabled 67-year-old man, who is less than 5-feet tall, has spoken to ITV Tyne Tees about the 'evil' mugger that has 'changed his life'.
Click on the link for more pictures of snow in Castleside, County Durham.
Cycling levels in the North East are among the lowest in the UK, so to tackle this the council are launching 'Cycling in the City' posters.