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Daryl Hannah

Famous for her role as a mermaid in the 1984 movie, Splash, American actress Daryl Hannah hasn't let her childhood autism diagnosis interfere with her rise to Hollywood superstardom.The 57-year-old Chicago-born star played a mermaid who fell in love with human Tom Hanks in the romantic comedy. Hanks played a New York businessman who was depressed following the break-up of his relationship. He returns to his home town of Cape Cod, where he falls into the sea after his motorboat breaks... more

Sir Anthony Hopkins

Famous for films such as the award-winning Silence of the Lambs, and more recently for the TV science fiction series Westworld, Sir Anthony Hopkins is widely considered to be one of the greatest actors in the world.In a series of frank interviews, the veteran star revealed he has been diagnosed as having Asperger’s syndrome. The diagnosis has helped him to analyse why he often felt troubled in his youth, but with no idea why. An "insecure loner"The 80-year-old... more

Barbara Windsor

Veteran actress Dame Barbara Windsor has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. The 80-year-old former EastEnders star received the diagnosis in April 2014, but she and her husband decided to go public this week, to help other families living with the condition.Alzheimer's affects around 850,000 people in the UK and is the most common type of dementia. A progressive neurological disease, it impacts on multiple brain functions, including the memory.Although the exact cause of the... more

Pablo Pineda: Ain’t Nothing Gonna Break My Stride

The first person in Europe with Down Syndrome to complete a university degree is urging parents not to conform to the limits set by society. Pablo Pineda has become a teacher since graduating in 2004 with a BA in Educational Psychology and going on to complete his Diploma in Teaching.He has become an inspiration to thousands of people across the world, dispelling the myth they have limits because of their condition. Thanking his parents for their love and support in helping him to achieve... more

NEW Height Adjustable Bearhugzzz Bed

All NEW height adjustable Bearhugzzz Bed.We can now offer our ever popular Bearhugzzz Bed on a height adjustable platform. It also has the option of four part profiling.Our unique Bearhugzzz bed provides a soft, yet strong and safe environment for sleep, play and relaxation. Suitable for vulnerable children and adults, it is designed to accommodate the needs of people with autism, Angelman syndrome, epilepsy, challenging behaviour and multiple learning difficulties.It can help to... more

Things you Should Know about Autism

You may have heard people mention adults or children who are "on the autistic spectrum", but what does this actually mean? In short, autism is a developmental condition that can manifest itself in many different ways: learning disabilities, mental health issues, a failure to understand and relate to the environment, and difficulties with communication, among others. You can read more about what autism is in our blog post here.Autism can often be hard for those who aren't affected by the... more

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