Growing up does not always come with age, says Giles Fraser. Many people are little more than moral babies, well into their 30s and 40s. Real growing up is a moral business, concerned with overcoming infantile self-obsession.
Hundreds of people attended a special service to mark Autism Sunday 2009 - the International Day of Prayer for Autism and Asperger's Syndrome on 8 February. Cheryl Gillan MP is introducing an Autism Bill in parliament.
The debate about Britain's children and the impact of individualism and consumerism is continuing, following the publication in book form of the report A Good Childhood, commissioned by The Children’s Society.
Many children in Britain are growing up in a much more secure and affluent environment, but this is being undone by a culture of selfishness, says a major report from the Church of England Children's Society.