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A simple blood test to diagnose autism in 12-month-old babies could be available within the next two years after researchers discovered the genetic 'signature' for the disorder.

ITV's Love Your Garden has given siblings Harvey and Megan Webb a safe place to play thanks to a highly specified backyard renovation.

New figures from the Department for Education show that 20 boys aged four and under were permanently excluded from state funded primary or special schools in England in 2011/12.

The union GMB has raised concerns that the jobs of school support staff could be under threat because of the number of primaries applying to become academies.

A petition that urges the Education Secretary Michael Gove not to get rid of teaching assistants has gained more than 60,000 signatures.

Pregnant patients at hospitals in London and Kent will be able to trial a new non-invasive test to determine whether their unborn child has Down Syndrome.

Education secretary Michael Gove has approved 102 new free schools to open from next September, delivering around 50,000 new school places.

KIDS, a charity for disabled children and young people, has launched an eLearning package aimed at explaining the key points about personalisation, personal budgets and how this can affect family life.

Researchers from King's College London, who led the study, found that children's risk of autism increases the older their grandfather was at the time his son or daughter was born.

Children from low-income families should have more support in the early years to tackle their speech, language and communication needs says a cross-party group of MPs and peers.