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Understanding autism through the lens of photography

A photographer from Sussex is using his skills to challenge preconceptions about autism.

Joe James from Horsham says the condition gives him a unique perspective on the world around him.

Joe says taking pictures is his way of "bottling memories". Malcolm Shaw has been to meet him.

For more information on Joe and his photos visit:

https://www.facebook.com/Joe-James-Autistic-Photography-1933039536825161/

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Autism - an out of this world experiment, in Kent

A pioneering experimental play and drama scheme in Folkestone, is helping those children who have autism. A recreation of a space pod, with puppets, light and sound, encourages the youngsters to communicate.

Kevin Harrison's report includes interviews with Rolan Rouse who has been using the space pod, Dr Melissa Trimingham from the University of Kent, and the Assistant Headteacher of the Beacon School where the project is based, Lynda Evans.

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Autistic boy's family 'reaching breaking point'

The mother of an autistic boy says he has been deprived of almost three years of education, because of a lack of suitable schooling - and now the family is reaching breaking point. Fred and Stacey introduce our coverage.

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