Alex Amelines spent two years creating an animation about autism in his spare time. His goal was to create tolerance and understanding of autism. His animation shows children things from another child’s perspective. I hope you will enjoy this clip as much as we have (also watchable in different languages) :
Thanks to Jackie for this!
BBC interview with comedian John Scott who was labelled schizophrenic for five years before he ended up in crisis in hospital and face-to-face with the psychologists who had gone to his show….
England’s first Disability Pride festival took place in Brighton. The one-day festival celebrated and educated people about all physical and mental disabilities. The event in New Road was supported by disability charities Scope & Amaze, and was funded by a £10,000 National Lottery grant. It was the brainchild of Jenny Skelton who has three adopted children, all with special needs.
The event ran concurrently with Disability Pride events in New York & Italy.
Thanks to Ana for reminding us that….
promotes the benefits of reading for health and wellbeing.
with ‘Books on Prescription’, and ‘Mood-boosting Books’: https://reading-well.org.uk/
Thank to Ana for extraordinary BBC news stories about technological advances:
Moment schoolboy sees clearly again: Charlie started losing his sight aged four, leaving him only able to see close-up. Goggle footage – GiveVision:
Moment deaf woman hears for first time: Mobile phone footage captures the moment Joanne Milne from Gateshead – who has been deaf since birth – hears for the first time:
A seven-year-old from Shirley in Birmingham shows off her new sports blade to playground pals. Watch this heart melting BBC news story: