Category Archives: Media

Did you catch Autism and Sheffield on the TV this week?

The Autism Centre’s Stephen Connolly and Sparkle, Sheffield featured on the BBC’s The One Show 5/4/17 at 7pm. They were discussing the perils of shopping for some autistic people and their families. If you missed it but have access to  … Continue reading

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Chris Packham’s autobiography about growing up with AS is on Radio 4

Chris Packham’s autobiography Fingers in the Sparkle Jar is being serialised this week on Radio 4. It records Chris’s experiences of growing up ‘with’ Asperger Syndrome. You can catch up with the programme at  

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SEND Focus: ‘Our disabled children and young people are under attack and it’s time to fight back’

The Autism Centre’s Nick Hodge has a new blog post for the Times Educational Supplement in which he raises concerns over the impact that media and government anti-disability messages have on the self-esteem of young people with special needs and disabilities.

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Documentary on the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time

Many of you enjoyed the recent visit to our Sheffield theatres of the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time. You may therefore be interested in the BBC documentary on how the show was staged. There are currently … Continue reading

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Autism as an Adult: Article in The Guardian Newspaper

Susan Dunne a student on the Postgraduate Certificate in Autism and Asperger Syndrome at The Autism Centre is featured in the Guardian writing about her life as an adult with autism. Susan identifies the disabling impacts of living without access … Continue reading

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Lovely sibling interview by Caitlin with Charlotte who has autism on Radio 4

For those of you who missed it there was a lovely interview this morning between Caitlin who is non autistic and her autistic sister Charlotte. You will be able to hear it on catch up.

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Launch of new Sheffield Institute of Education

If you are interested in knowing more about the new Sheffield Institute of Education in which The Autism Centre is situated then you can access a short video about it at,2HIOX,G1ZBGB,91VID,1

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