Young girl with autism turned away from seeing Santa – Mall later apologises

California – A shopping mall in Southern California has apologized to a young girl with autism and her family after she was refused access to see Santa because he was allegedly afraid of the little girl’s service dog. Abcde Santos had been waiting in line at Mission Viejo with Pup-Cake, her service dog for half […]

Charity event in China helps raise awareness and funding for autism services

Xiamen, China – A charity event held to raise awareness of autism in China took place at the Tianzhu Mountain National Park last Saturday. The event, which was a collaborative effort by the China Women’s Development Foundation and Xiamen 1N1, featured a range of activities including baking, cooking, peanut harvesting and an egg hunt. The […]

Australia – New survey shows autism community unhappy with current research

Australia – A new study conducted by Dr. Liz Pellicano, former University of Western Australia psychology graduate, and current director of the University of London’s Centre for Research in Autism and Education, showed that the autism community is unhappy with recent research. 18% of researches from 2007-2011 have focused on the biochemical causes of autism […]

Toronto news outlet helps families with autism via Santa Boxes

Toronto, Canada – News outlet The Toronto Star is giving out Santa Boxes to help families with autism in need of holiday fun and cheer. The project, dubbed the Santa Clause Fund, is run by The Star’s own Autism Project and hopes to give the boxes out in December. Debbie Drewett, who has been the […]

India – Government employees with children on autism spectrum exempt from transfers

New Delhi, India — The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in India has recently issued an order that exempts government personnel with children on the autism spectrum from routine transfers mandated by the Indian government. The order was released following requests by its employees who care for children with autism to exempt them from […]

Federal changes could harm residents with autism

Whitehouse, OH – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced changes to it’s Home and Community-Based Services program in January that could hinder people with autism. The program gives waivers to people with disabilities on Medicaid so they can live at home or in a community rather then be institutionalized. But the new changes […]

Kuwait Center for Autism achieves international prominence in short period of time

Kuwait— Abdulmohsen Al-Kharafi, the Secretary General for Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation (KAPF) which sponsors the Kuwait Center for Autism (KCA), said that remarkable achievements have been achieved by the center in just a short period of time, which paved the way for its prominence in the international scene. Speaking at a press conference for the […]

The Department of Defense analyze their healthcare coverage for Autism

Washington, DC – The Department of Defense has hired Rand Corp to analyze it’s healthcare coverage of the autism therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Recently Tricare, one of the healthcare providers for the armed forces, decided to make cuts in their reimbursement for ABA from $125 to just $68. This action was taken through The […]

Scientists from Pittsburgh elaborate on the role of genetics in autism

Pittsburgh  – A number of theories have been formed by many researchers over the years in an attempt to identify the real reason behind Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Scientists have already previously ruled out the theory that autism is caused by genes which were passed down to children from their parents– which leaves several other […]

UPDATE Three teens charged with Ice Bucket Challenge attack on teen with autism

Cleveland — Autism Daily Newscast have been following the story of the despicable Ice Bucket Challenge assault on a teenager with autism in Clevelamd, Ohio, very closely. We last reported on the incident here. Three teenagers have now been charged in a juvenile court after admitting that they dumped a bucket containing urine, spit and […]