autism

Libby Scott: ‘My autism diagnosis stopped me hating myself’
Books

Libby Scott: ‘My autism diagnosis stopped me hating myself’

An autism diagnosis allowed Libby Scott to finally understand herself. Since then she’s written three books to share her experiences. She says a diagnosis is nothing to be scared of.

How ‘The Reason I Jump’ helped one author better understand his autistic son
TV

How ‘The Reason I Jump’ helped one author better understand his autistic son

Novelist David Mitchell speaks to The Big Issue about the power of reading and how it helps us to develop our understanding of situations we cannot directly relate to.

School support gave my child the smile I hadn’t seen since lockdown began
Opinion

School support gave my child the smile I hadn’t seen since lockdown began

The Big Issue journalist Sarah Reid on the downs and ups of home-schooling a child with autism. And the possibilities for what comes after

My entry into the world of autism
Opinion

My entry into the world of autism

“My ‘normal’ is not like yours” – Life with my autistic brother
News

“My ‘normal’ is not like yours” – Life with my autistic brother

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Shopping centres across UK to have ‘quiet hour’ to help people with autism
News

Shopping centres across UK to have ‘quiet hour’ to help people with autism

The A Word’s Peter Bowker: “I hope we’ve hit some emotional truths”
Culture

The A Word’s Peter Bowker: “I hope we’ve hit some emotional truths”