CrossFit 8 Mile Hosts Lift Up Autism

Livonia, Mich. — A crossfit gym in Livonia, Mich. is hosting ‘Lift Up Autism’ to raise funds for the Roosevelt ASD program of the Roosevelt Elementary School and the national autism research. The fundraiser also hopes to help local ASD programs in the city. Couples Nick and Monica Carignan, who are co-owners at the CrossFit […]

Autism Academy for Education & Development provides special education for individuals with autism in Phoenix area

Phoenix — In many places, finding a school that fits the needs of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) still remains a challenge. Public schools are often still not properly equipped with the tools necessary to help educate individuals on the spectrum, and special education teachers are often hard to find. But the Autism […]

Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Festival Back in Tybee

Tybee Island, Ga. — Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Festival occurred again on September 12th in Tybee. Surfers for Autism is an organization formed way back in 2008 by a group of surfers from Deerfield Beach in Florida, who wanted to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder have fun by surfing. Aside from Tybee, […]

Australia establishes first autism biobank

Brisbane, Australia — Australia has just established its first-ever large scale autism biobank. The country’s biggest autism biobank was established in hopes of helping researchers develop an earlier and more accurate diagnosis for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Cooperative Centre for Living with Autism Chairwoman Judy Brewer said they hope to lessen the time […]

Housing project for adults with autism to be built in Dennis, Mass.

Dennis, Mass. — A housing project championed by the Friends or Relatives with Autism and Related Disorders (FORWARD) is one step closer to becoming a reality as the selectmen of Dennis County approved a 99-year lease of a 4.9 acres of land located in Hokum Rock Road. The $1.5 million-project will be home to eight […]

Male brain and the role of testosterone and thimerosal in autism – an opinion

Editor’s Note: Occasionally at Autism Daily Newscast we receive emails which pose interesting questions. One such email was received last week by Tony Bateson, in response to an article we published regarding Robert F Kennedy Jr’s as yet unpublished book about the MMR vaccinations. I will allow Mr Bateson himself to voice his opinion, and […]

Paedophile does not receive jail sentence because he has Asperger’s syndrome

Liverpool, UK – Allan Clarke, 28, has Asperger’s syndrome. In October 2013, police raided his home after receiving intelligence that he had 250 indecent images stored on his computer. The Liverpool Echo report that 5,243 photographs and 458 movies were found that depicted children being abused. However, Mr Clarke  was spared jail by Judge Stephen […]

Staying Legal – Know your Homeschool Laws

It is not unusual for parents, if they can arrange it, to want to homeschool their children. If the family includes children on the autism spectrum, looking into homeschooling could be an option. However, it is important to remain within the legal requirements of where you live. Homeschooling is legal in all 50 states of […]

TakeFIVE Initiative launches Parents Night Out

Sewickley, Pa. — The TakeFIVE Initiative of the Sewickley Valley YMCA has recently announced it will be having Parents Night Out activities every other Friday for the month of September. Parents Night Out is designed to help parents caring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) get a time off once in a while from […]

‘Autism epidemic’ in Silicon Valley: Looking back

San Francisco — It was 15 years ago when Wired journalist Steve Silberman wrote about a supposed ‘autism epidemic’ in Silicon Valley. What drove Silberman to write about the supposed epidemic was an encounter with a total stranger in a local cafe— who overheard him talk to his friend about a couple he knew whose […]