DVLA U-turns on autism disclosure policy after uproar

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has reversed its decision to force people with autism to disclose their diagnosis, even if it does not affect their driving. The DVLA apologised and amended its advice after the Guardian reported on its surprise change in policy on Sunday. But despite the change, many people with autism … Read more

Spectrum Art Award

The 2nd Spectrum Art Award is open for submissions from Tuesday, 5th March – 31st May 2019. Rather than an overall ‘winner’, the award will recognise the achievements of 5 selected finalists equally – each winning a cash award of £5,000, together with a bespoke package of support and mentoring and an opportunity to show … Read more

Autistica claims invisible link between autism & anorexia

New research from the charity Autistica finds that as many as one in five women with anorexia are autistic.  But autistic people explain how their food obsession is not about a desire to be slimmer. “I don’t eat when I feel everything is going wrong. It’s about losing control” James Sinclair When James Sinclair eats … Read more