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.

Interview with author Kevin Berry on his new book ‘Stim’

‘Robert is different. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. Follow his entertaining and highly empathetic story as he struggles to realise and accept who he really is, try to understand other people – which he cannot – and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend – he’s […]

Sharon Tiday on her Campaign for Disability Awareness Lessons in School

Sharon Tiday, from Plymouth, UK, is a mum on a mission. The mum of 3 to Shannon and Stacey, both 6 and Jack, 11, set up last year a Facebook group ‘Campaign for Disability Awareness Lessons in schools‘ and is campaigning for disability awareness lessons to be part of the curriculum in all mainstream schools. […]

Birmingham Donkey Sanctuary provide Donkey Assisted Therapy for Children with Additional Needs

The Donkey Sanctuary is the world’s largest donkey and mule sanctuary and has 10 farms situated in the UK and Ireland. Dr Elisabeth Svendsen MBE founded The Donkey Sanctuary in 1973. To date over 15,000 donkeys have passed through the Donkey Sanctuary’s gates in the UK and Ireland. There are 10 farms. The charity’s mission […]

Peter Hosking is Trekking 4 Autism Along the Australian Alps Walking Track

Peter Hosking, 31 lives near Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains of Australia. In 2012 Peter nearly lost his life in a blizzard, he survived 26 hours on the top of Mount Kosciusko. Peter told Autism Daily Newscast about his experience. “On Monday the 10th of October I set out from Thredbo for the summit of […]

Author Justine Edward on her book ‘Shine’

‘A heart warming picture book which encourages every child to believe in themselves and reach for their dreams.’ (Shine) Justine Edward’s from Far North Queensland, Australia, recently came to the attention of Autism Daily Newscast when she tweeted about her newly published book, ‘Shine’ which is a book illustrated by Karl Gabriel, 7, who has […]

BBC Four, ‘Autism: Challenging Behaviour’ Documentary and Opinions

Reaction to “Autism: Challenging Behaviour” on BBC is strong and mixed. Airdate: Tuesday 5th November. The documentary focused upon the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis) and how it is used as an intervention for Autistic children. The programme information on the BBC website is as follows: ‘The film follows three-year-old Jack and four-year-old Jeremiah through […]

Lucy Ellis, My Friend and Autism Mum Champion

Jo Worgan is a current events reporter for Autism Daily Newscast. She has 2 sons, her youngest son Tom, aged 5, has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). When I read about the new section ‘Profile in Brief’ celebrating the unsung heroes of the autism world, I immediately thought of my friend Lucy.This is my personal tribute […]

Katie Price on her outspoken Interview about parents of disabled children

Katie Price causes uproar in autism community by saying “some parents are too lazy”. Ms. Price, a media personality, businesswoman and model spoke about parents of disabled children in an interview with Sam Walker which was broadcast on Radio 5 Live on Monday 28th October. Katie Price is mother to Harvey, 11, who has septo-optic […]

Manchester Airport Autism Awareness Strategy

Preparing children with ASD for flying Manchester Airport first launched its Autism Awareness initiative back in 2009 to help support autistic children and their families when using the airport. The initiative has now been refreshed and includes a booklet and video which explains to children on the autistic spectrum what happens when they go to […]

Giant button, ‘Jenson’ hits Barrow-in-Furness to ‘Push for Action’ for People with Autism

A giant 2-ft button, nicknamed Jensen, who is the mascot of the National Autistic Society’s (NAS) ‘Push for Action’ campaign arrived in Barrow-in-Furness on Wednesday 23rd October. The campaign aims at improving support for adults with autism. The Furness NAS Branch hosted the awareness raising event in the Forum, Duke Street. Members of the public […]