Science debunks fad autism theories, but that doesn’t dissuade believers

According to a 2014 National Consumers League poll, 29% of American adults believe that childhood vaccinations can trigger autism. To many, these views are difficult to comprehend. After all, multiple controlled studies conducted on huge international samples have debunked any statistical association between vaccines and autism. Moreover, when the Danish government removed thimerosal – a […]

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Is professor using ‘Ouiji Board’ science to defend herself in sex abuse case?

In a 2011 article, Rutgers-Newark professor Anna Stubblefield offered a staunch defense of the controversial communication method known as “facilitated communication”. Autism Daily Newscast has covered a number of important stories involving autistics who use facilitated communication (FC). Carly Fleishmann is perhaps the most known in the public arena but there are many more. The recent case […]

This entrepreneur backed out of a Dragons’ Den deal, and the reason why is a lesson for all business owners

Founder and President Lisa Fraser a former swimming teacher, got the inspiration to start her own company after working with children on the autism spectrum. She noticed that they would frequently seek out tight spaces and pressure related therapy to help manage their anxiety. Autism Daily Newscast interviewed Lisa earlier this year – “Snug Vest […]

Peter the Robot – “WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AGAIN?”

Back in the spring, the Bond’s Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD)  secured a 58 centimetre humanoid robot, developed by Brainary Interactive, for the research. CASD director Professor Vicki Bitsika said, According to “There is an increasing interest in using technology to help people on the autism spectrum, but one of our greatest concerns in the field, especially […]

Youth multimedia program teaching life-changing skills

<div class=”repubhubembed”> The Studio 2 Multimedia Program at East Metro Youth Services is changing lives. It might even be saving them. Just ask people like Christina Michel, a young woman with high-functioning autism, who has found her niche in photography. “They’ve changed my life, they’ve turned it around. Before East Metro, I wasn’t OK, I’ll […]

Routine Eye Test Can Detect Autism In Infants

A penlight pupil test commonly used by doctors can predict a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, a Washington State University study finds. The new research suggests this simple exam could be an accurate physiological measurement of autism, the range of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by difficulties with social interaction and repetitive patterns of behavior. Parents and […]

What your father did before you were born could influence your future

It might not just be expectant mothers who have to pay attention to their lifestyle. Now a new study published in Science could be relevant to a growing body of research looking at ways in which the lifestyle and environment of men before they become fathers could influence the lives of their children and grandchildren. […]

Vaccines Don’t Actually Cause Autism, Anti-Vaxxer Study Finds

Even when anti-vaxxers fund studies, they get the same results: Their hypothesis that vaccines cause autism has nothing to stand on. In a study that included approximately 95,000 children with older siblings, receipt of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), regardless of whether older siblings […]

War of Words Over NJ’s Affordable-Housing Needs Sparked by Two New Reports

New Jersey’s always contentious affordable-housing scene got even more charged with the release a week ago Monday of two reports by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities that question the validity and practicality of obligations calculated by advocates earlier this year. Current support systems need to be expanded, and new options considered. Families need to […]

Girl With Special Needs Starts A Thriving Business Based on an Inability to Read with Video

Autism Daily Newscast loves to be able to report good news stories and so when this showed up on… where else but the Good News Network!  Scroll down to the bottom and watch the video which explains this uplifting story the best. An Australian woman who was born with Down Syndrome and a mild form of […]