Mark Noble's Bedroom mural

Autism and dyslexia: using art to express myself and promote disability awareness

Mark Noble's Bedroom mural

Mark Noble is a professional artist who has dyslexia and autism, which means he is very sensitive to light and colour. Describing himself as very observant, he tries to break down boundaries and raise awareness of disabilities through his art. Mark says, “Some of my art has centered around the struggle of being ignored and …

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The 12 Days of Christmas Traditions

Christmas traditions are without doubt one of my favourite things about the holiday season. These smatterings of Christmas cheer often begin before we’ve even reached December and last until the big day itself, or sometimes even after! Everyone who celebrates Christmas will have their own set of individual or family traditions, often passed down the …

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Working on a laptop in an office

69% of disabled adults said their work was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic

Working on a laptop in an office

We all know there are a number of barriers to working for disabled people, from access requirements not being met to bias employers who don’t see the value a disabled candidate can bring. But the Covid-19 pandemic has made these worse.  Charity Leonard Cheshire and Trades Union Congress recently worked together to find out exactly how …

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Paddy McGuinness talking to his daughter

TV presenter Paddy McGuinness opens up about being a parent with autistic children in new BBC documentary

Paddy McGuinness talking to his daughter

In a new one-off BBC documentary titled Paddy And Christine McGuinness: Our Family And Autism, TV presenter Paddy McGuinness and his wife Christine share the challenges they face raising three autistic children and watch them try and understand what it is like to live with autism.

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