Jo Worgan

About Jo Worgan

Jo Worgan is a published author, writer and blogger. She has a degree in English Literature. She writes about life with her youngest son who is on the autistic spectrum. Jo tweets (@mummyworgan) and is also a freelance columnist for the Lancaster Guardian. ‘My Life with Tom, Living With Autism‘ is her second book and a culmination of her blog posts, and available on Kindle now, along with her first book, Life on the Spectrum. The Preschool years.

The Diddygolf Challenge, Raising Money for Wirral Autistic Society

The adventure miniature golf centre situated on the promenade in New Brighton, Wirral, UK, will be the venue for a mini golf tournament which will be raising funds on Friday 4th October for the Wirral Autistic Society. The society provides a range of services to individuals with autism and social ad communication difficulties. Rick Myers, […]

Leo’s Childcare ‘aims to be the first non-profit childcare nursery in Yorkshire for children with autism’.

The lady behind the initiative is Allison Cuthbertson who set off on the journey of working with children with special educational needs over twenty years ago. Talking exclusively to Autism Daily Newscast, Allison explains, “I was lucky enough to be a stay at home mum when my children were little, but when they both were […]

Tom Nasmyth-Shaw hopes to raise £3000 to support families with young children who are on the autistic spectrum.

Tom, 29 from South Wales, UK, plans to ‘sleep on the streets for a week’ in London, to raise money for famines with autistic children. He wants to highlight the need and importance of early intervention therapies for young children on the autistic spectrum. Tom, who is a manager in the adult social care sector, […]

How would you explain to a child that they have autism?

  How do you explain to your child that they are autistic? What is the ‘correct’ age and how should it be done? This is a subject that many parents have difficulty with, the knowing of ‘how’ and ‘when’ to tell your child. There are however resources and information available to help parents with these […]

Unique Kidz and Co launch appeal to raise £200,000 for new centre of Excellence

Unique Kidz and Co is an award winning disabled charity based in Lancaster, Lancashire UK. The charity was formed in 2009 by Denise Armer and Jane Haplin, two mothers of special needs children.  Denise Armer has a son, 12 who is autistic and has severe learning disabilities. Denise told Autism Daily Newscast that, “he is […]

Olley Edwards on ‘Why Aren’t Normal People Normal?’

What is it really like to grow up as a young woman with Asperger Syndrome? Olley Edwards, a UK born actress, model and mother to three young girls decided to use her own experiences to help others. Olley, herself has Asperger Syndrome and two of her daughters are on the autistic spectrum. Honey was diagnosed […]

Hearts and Minds Challenge Charity offers a wide range of Autism Services

Hearts and Minds Challenge is a charitable organisation that was set up in 2010 and is based in Manchester UK. It aims to support children with autism in the UK and also in Ireland.  Their Mission ‘is to raise the quality of life of individuals and their families affected by autism by ensuring the highest […]

Online Autism Charity Event: A Sensory Garden for Luiz

Janine Da Silva, 35, from Barrow In Furness UK was both delighted and grateful when a locally based fundraising fund, Harrisons Fund, offered to set up an appeal named ‘Luiz Garden Appeal’ to raise money for her son Luiz, 3, to have a fully landscaped sensory garden.   Harrison’s Fun Fund is a Facebook fundraising […]

Sarah Alderson Founder of Autism Storms and Rainbows

What do you do when your child is diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder? For many parents this is when they set out on the ‘information gathering journey’ and to find support from other parents. Sarah Alderson, from Morecambe UK, chose to offer support and share information that she had found when her son Elliot, now […]

Kevin Healey, Autism Anti-Bullying Campaigner

Kevin Healey is a leading autism campaigner, ambassador for the National Autistic Society, radio presenter for SAAS (Staffordshire Adults Autistic Society) and published author. In July, Autism Daily Newscast reported Kevin’s concerns regarding the twitter ‘report abuse’ button and his national campaign to put laws in place to protect and safeguard autistic individuals from online […]