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.

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 […]

Anna Kennedy OBE celebrates the positive power of Facebook

Anna Kennedy OBE – To celebrate Facebook’s 10th birthday, Anna Kennedy discusses how she has used the social network to create a virtual autism community. To date she has 16000 followers on Facebook across her 3 pages. This online community helps people affected by autism and includes families, carers and celebrities who provide guidance, support […]

Esteban Barriga who has autism asks Ellen DeGeneres to prom

Esteban Barriga, 17, Maryland – has asked his dream date, the star Ellen DeGeneres, to go to prom with him and has used a YouTube video in which to ask her. Boston.com reports that Esteban’s entire home town, high school, fire department, police department and local McDonald’s are all supporting him. They made over thirty […]

Alison Neil, Parent Carer from Glasgow

Alison Neil lives with Paul, her partner of 17 years and their 4 children. Liam 14 and twins Erin and Aiden 11 are on the Autistic spectrum. Anthony 3 does not have a diagnosis of Autism but Alison told us that Autism is always at the back of her mind. Alison contacted Autism Daily Newscast […]

Sandra Bloe from Hastings, East Sussex, Founder of ASD Bright Ideas

‘ASD Bright Ideas – we understand autism… because we are a family with a child on the autistic spectrum we understand the challenges and rewards that you face on a daily basis.’ Sandra Bloe from Hastings, East Sussex UK has 2 daughters, her youngest daughter Tanya, 17, is on the autistic spectrum and has a […]

Autism community reaction to Liz Feld stepping down from her post as President of Autism Speaks

Monday it was announced that Liz Feld, President of Autism Speaks is to step down from her role. Interestingly enough, no official press release has been issued by Autism Speaks, but Disability Scoop ran the story which can be read here. Nor has Feld made any comments on Twitter. In a statement Liz Feld told that she […]