COUNCIL bosses have been told they have to find up to £130,000 a year in extra school fees for an autistic boy after a dramatic court ruling.
The Autism (Scotland) Bill goes before parliament today. One of its biggest supporters is a young man who knows what it's like to live with the disorder. Here is his story
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A BILL aimed at improving ser-vices for people with autism has been rejected by a Holyrood committee.
WILLIAM Topaz McGonagall has been reviled and revered as Scotland's worst poet.
A SIMPLE brain scan could help diagnose autistic adults and children in just 15 minutes, researchers believe.
A SCHEME has been launched to help autistic people get into work.
AUTISTIC people in Scotland are to be helped find specialist work testing software.
A NATIONAL charity is hoping to influence changes in the law to help the half a million people in the UK affected by autism.
BABIES with autism can be identified by listening to the noises they make, scientists have discovered.
THE NHS is failing autistic youngsters, a charity has warned. More than 70 per cent of children with autism also have a mental health problem which is treatable, such as depression.
AUTISM in children could soon be detected with a urine test.
CAMPAIGNERS have welcomed moves to set up a national autism strategy by MSPs at Holyrood.
A PRIMARY school has become the first mainstream school in Scotland to be given accreditation from the National Autistic Society.
IGNORANCE about autism has been highlighted by a new UK survey which shows most people think autistic children are simply "naughty".
'YOU feel like a genius," explains 17-year-old Simon Simpson confidently. "But you cannot understand some things and sometimes you don't want eye contact with people.
A NEWSPAPER advert which promoted a cure for autism breached UK guidelines.
NEW research into how animals bond with each other could shed light on the causes of autism and anxiety disorders, scientists believe.
A NATURAL hormone released in the brain during sex might hold the key to treating autism.
THE General Medical Council today ruled that controversial doctor Andrew Wakefield had showed a "callous disregard" for the suffering of children.
SHARON Ruderham knew there had to be some mistake when she opened her cable TV bill and found a charge of more than £300.
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