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Horse charity changes life of autistic boy

The charity "Horses and Handprints" in Ilminster has transformed the life of six-year-old Ollie Wilson Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A charity in Somerset has completely changed the life of a six-year-old autistic boy.

Ollie Wilson's parents said days out were almost impossible because of their son's behavioural difficulties. But with the help of Horseshoes and Handprints near Ilminster, they've seen him smile for the first time.

Mother's five year battle for autism diagnosis

A Plymouth mother has set up a support group for parents with autistic children after a five year fight to get her son's condition recognised.

Kerry McManus says many other parents have faced similar struggles.

As John Andrews reports, many have been told their child's problems are a result of their own bad parenting.


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