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.

Andrew Wakefield unable to sue in Texas for deformation

Texas – On Friday September 19, a state appeals court in Texas ruled that Andrew Wakefield, who lost his medical license in 2010 after his research on autism was discredited, is unable to sue the British publication, the British Medical Journal, for deformation in Texas. The articles concerned raised questions concerning the accuracy of the […]

Anna Kennedy OBE – Opens West of Scotland Autism and Asperger Centre

Dunbarton , Glasgow – The West of Scotland Autism and Asperger Centre was officially opened on Friday August 8 by Anna Kennedy OBE. An article in the Clydebank Post told of how the support group, the Vale of Leven Autism and Aspergers Forum (VOLAAF), that is run by parents for parents of children with autism […]

Music for Autism – a safe place for children to enjoy music and feel free

Music for Autism – is a nonprofit organisation that uses song and dance to give autistic children and their parents a place to enjoy music and feel free. Dr. Robert Accordino who specializes in child psychiatry and Founder of “Music for Autism” in the United States said: “What you hear time and time again by […]

Environmental Changes to Genes in Children With Autism

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York – New research appears to confirm that environmental influences on genes may play a role in the development of autism. Scientists believe that this may help explain why older pregnant women are at greater risk for having a baby with autism, Health Day reports. Scientists […]

Researchers study Mohawk mice with genetic mutation linked to autism.

NYU Langone Medical Center – Researchers have been studying mice with a genetic mutation linked to autism. They found that the mice began to sport Mohawks that resulted from their “over-grooming” behavior. The behavior of the mice resembles repetitive motions displayed by some people with autism, and researchers say their experiments reveal a link between […]

Leading healthcare facility in Cleveland working on new autism related research

Cleveland, Ohio – A healthcare facility is working on new autism-related research. Doctors and researchers at the Cleveland Clinic are working to develop a new urine test that could detect autism before the age of two. Dr. Charis Eng from the Genomic Medicine Institute said that the test is still in the early stages. Researchers […]

How music has helped a young man wtih autism

Horicon, Wisconsin – Dawn Powers, talks openly about her son Darion, 17 who has autism and loves music. Dawn knew from an early age that something was going on with her young son. She told the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen. “They thought I was comparing the two, but you could just tell,” she said. “Darion […]

Police Officers throw autistic boy his first ever birthday party

North Andover, Massachusetts – Logan Pearson, has severe autism, he has just celebrated his 12th birthday on Feb 24, Logan’s mom, Catherine told of how all his past birthdays have been quiet and sad days. Catherine therefore decided to be proactive and wanted to make the day special for Logan. She posted a message onto […]

Billy the rescue cat helps young boy with autism

Fraser Booth, Highlands, Scotland – was diagnosed with autism at 18 months of age. His mother, Louise knew from birth that something was not right and was relieved to gain a diagnosis. She told Ruth Walker of The Scotsman: “It’s usually between the ages of three and five that they diagnose autism, but Fraser’s behaviour […]

Norwegian Study – exercise and teenagers with autism

A Norwegian Study in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health – Found that teenagers with autism are less likely to exercise or play team sports than their typical peers In the study, nearly 9,000 Norwegian teenagers answered questions about their physical activity levels. It was found that half of children with a […]