How autism freed me to be myself a TED Talk by Rosie King

How autism freed me to be myself | Rosie King
How autism freed me to be myself | Rosie King

“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” shares Rosie King, who is on the autism spectrum. She asks : Why is everyone so worried about being normal?

She asks for every kid, parent, teacher and person to celebrate uniqueness.

And we just loved it!

Sports people lead the way in encouraging more young children to stay active

Sam Quek
Sam Quek

British gold medallist Sam Quek surprises hockey club

Over a quarter of children have sports role models, according to new research by Sun-Pat Peanut Butter. The research reveals that 9 out of 10 adults who played sport as a child encourage their children to be active now, with 65% of adults who didn’t play sport as a child saying they still encourage their child to play sport now.

23% of adults had a sporting role model as a child and 87% of them were active throughout their childhood, and taking a lead from their parents, over a quarter of children (26%) today have a sporting role model.

The research also found that over half a million children want to be a hockey player when they grow up. “When I grow up, I just want to be like Sam Quek,” exclaims one of the girls after playing alongside British Gold medallist for Hockey, Sam Quek who is giving young children a chance to learn hockey skills and see her in action.

Sam is offering young hockey enthusiasts a chance to fuel up and stay active during the Easter holidays. Children aged 6-13 year old can enter for a chance to win a free hockey lesson.

With the research showing that 61% of Brits struggle to find activities to entertain their child during the Easter school holidays, enjoying a game of hockey with Sam Quek could be the perfect solution.

Hockey classes will be taking place in five locations nationwide during the Easter holidays:

Monday 10thApril, 11am – 12:30pm Spencer Hockey Club, London

Monday 10th April, 7pm-8pm Bristol & West Hockey Club, Bristol

Tuesday 11th April, 4pm – 5:30pm Bowdon Hockey Club, Manchester

Thursday 13th April, 10am–11:30pm Whitley Bay & Tynemouth Hockey Club, Newcastle

Thursday 13th April, 4pm – 5:30pm Clydesdale & Clydesdale Western Hockey Club, Glasgow

Stem Cells and Multiple Sclerosis – Check out some exciting research

Stem Cells - Multiple Sclerosis Research Talk - MS Life 2014
Stem Cells – Multiple Sclerosis Research Talk – MS Life 2014

There has been a lot of talk about stem cells as a treatment for multiple sclerosis on the internet in recent years.

So I thought I’d share this video of a talk given at MS Life 2016.

Dr Peter Connick of the University of Edinburgh explains why stem cells are unique, and their potential as a therapy for multiple sclerosis. Plus all the latest findings in this exciting area of MS research.

Bea Huste-Peterson explains why raising a child with Autism is an incredible gift and not burden.

Bea Huste-Peterson
Bea Huste-Peterson


Bea Huste-Peterson explains why raising a child with Autism is an incredible gift and not burden.

This Mother Embraces Her Sons With Autism

What are Some Good Therapies for Autistic Children? from Ask an Autistic by Amythest Schaber

Amythest Schaber
Amythest Schaber

What are Some Good Therapies for Autistic Children?

A brilliant video from Amythest Schaber.

Are there any others you would add?