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5 Things to Consider When Managing Someone with Autism

By | October 20th, 2015|Listmania, Working Life|

As well as dyslexia, we like to feature content about other ‘Dys-Diffs’ (our word for conditions on the nuero-diverse spectrum.) Last weeks we heard from Leena, an autistic candidate on the BBC’s Extend Scheme, talk about [...]

Five Useful Coping Strategies for those with Autism

By | October 15th, 2015|Help and Advice, Listmania|

As well as dyslexia, we like to feature content about other ‘Dys-Diffs’ (our word for conditions on the nuero-diverse spectrum.) Over the next few weeks we will hear from Leena, an autistic candidate on the BBC’s [...]

Top 5 Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Apps And Software

By | September 10th, 2015|Assistive Tech, Listmania|

When producing written work there are now more ways than ever to cut down on the amount we actually need to type. Meaning we can spend more time getting our wonderful thoughts written down rather than [...]

Lego and Learning: What We Can Learn From Plastic Bricks?

By | September 8th, 2015|News and Views|

Many see Lego as a toy rather than a tool for life long learning. James Child reveals all. No matter your age, race, religion or background, strangely one thing that seems to unite us all, is [...]

How Dyslexia Drives Success in Entrepreneurs

By | September 3rd, 2015|Working Life|

People are shocked when I tell them that the number of books I've read cover-to-cover can be counted on my fingers. After been diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 10, I felt hindered and frustrated [...]

Question Corner #5: Designer Needs Help with Writing

By | August 20th, 2015|Help and Advice, Working Life|

Dear Question Corner, I need some help when it comes to writing I find it really difficult because I am not good with reading, spelling and grammar. For two weeks I’ve been working as a designer [...]

Top 5 alternatives to university

By | August 17th, 2015|Listmania, News and Views|

If you didn't quite get the grades you were hoping for it's easy to get consumed with thoughts of, 'my life is over' and 'I will never amount to anything.' It's important to remember that life [...]

Top 5 Alternatives to Reading

By | August 13th, 2015|Help and Advice, Listmania|

As we all know reading is one of the most useful skills we can learn. It's a major part of study, work and leisure and with WhatsApp and Twitter increasingly becoming our go-to's for communication. For [...]

Dealing with Dyslexia for First Time Freshers

By | August 11th, 2015|Help and Advice, Student Life|

Some of you will be setting off to university next month. Starting afresh is exciting but also a bit scary. The video has lots of good advice from personalising your room to making sure you get [...]

Film News| Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

By | August 6th, 2015|Art & Entertainment, Famous Dyslexics|

The Plot Reprising the role of Ethan Hunt, Tom Cruise (Dyslexic) takes us on another action packed journey in the 5th instalment of ‘Mission: Impossible.’ MI5:Rogue Nation’ sees Hunt pursuing a group of highly trained killers [...]

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