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.

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 […]

Controversy surrounding services provided by Service Dogs Europe

Dundalk Ireland – Service Dogs Europe (SDE) provide Service Dogs for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities and additional needs. One such service is that of an Autism Assistance Dog. The information stated on their website about this service reads as follows: ‘Service Dogs Europe, Autism Service Dog Program focuses on improving […]

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Short Film Documentary – WIZARD MODE

Canada – WIZARD MODE is an exciting short documentary film that shares with the world the story of Robert Gagno, a young man with autism who is ranked as the fourth best pinball player in the world. Released earlier this year, SALAZAR, the producers of the film, hope that WIZARD MODE will soon become a full length […]

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Editorial – The labeling of a young boy as a ‘public nuisance’.

California – I am sure that you have all read recently about the young boy with autism, who has been labelled as a ‘public nuisance’. He and his family have had a lawsuit filed against them by their previous neighbors. It seems to be a long and complicated story that I really don’t want to […]

Opinion – So now breastfeeding can ‘protect’ babies from autism? I give up!

Last week I read an article in the Mirror Online entitled; Breastfeeding ‘could protect babies from autism’ claim scientists behind new study. The research was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal. Well this instantly got my back up but I continued to read it, although I knew I shouldn’t. The first thing […]

Robyn Schneider talks about her autistic twin sons who ran the New York City Marathon

Alex and Jamie Schneider, both 23, are severely autistic and non-verbal. They ran the 26.2 miles New York City Marathon on November 3. A total 48,000 runners took part in the NYC Marathon. This was the first NYC Marathon for Jamie and Alex. So far they have participated in around 130 races ranging from 5k […]

The Fylde Hillbillies release their ‘Christmas Time’ charity single to raise money for Hillside Specialist School

‘The Fylde Hillbillies are a musical band of brothers and sisters bound by locally performing throughout the Fylde and Wyre. Put together by Dawn and Tony Mitchell especially for a recording of Tony Mitchell’s charity song Christmas Time 2013 in aid of raising money for a mini bus for Hillside Autistic School. Each doing their […]

Jo Redman, young patron of Anna Kennedy Online talks openly about being bullied for Anti Bullying Week

‘Most people would walk straight past me in the street and never imagine that I am a three times kickboxing world champion, just like they would never guess I have Asperger’s Syndrome.’ In a recent article published on Anna Kennedy Online Jo Redman 27 a 3x World Kickboxing Champion who has Asperger’s Syndrome spoke openly […]

Kevin Healey talks about the Dimensions Charity Question Time Panel at Parliament

On November 18 Kevin Healey was invited to take part in an accessible Question Time Panel for people with learning disabilities and autism. It was organised by the UK charity, Dimensions, who support people with learning disabilities and autism. The event took place at Portcullis House, Westminster, London and coincided with Parliament Week. The Question […]