Already in a world that can be difficult to comprehend, is it fair to make people wait years for a diagnosis? And what are the detrimental affects on those who have had to wait for answers to their self doubt - what is autism and how is it characterised?
On a crisp, sunny winters afternoon on the South Devon Coast, we’re catching up with Ariadne, an incredible lady whose life was to change with a knock at the door, when she was faced with an almost impossible decision.
Brendan Magill, who recently passed away, had a long, full life of helping others with barriers to employment find work or get into self-employment. While he worked with people with additional needs across the board, he was especially known, well liked, and respected within the community of visually impaired people, as he had a visual impairment himself.
I have been a member of that strange, British institution, the Church of England, for some thirty years. Yet, have I seen it modernise in that time? Yes, and no. The ordination of women as priests and bishops is great progress. If you think that the Church is in a parlous state now, imagine if it hadn't made those bold changes…