Roberta Hill

About Roberta Hill

Roberta Hill is an Expat who likes to write about her challenges running a virtual business and raising a family abroad. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Western Ontario and a Diploma in Early Childhood Education from McGill University.

Roberta has been self employed for the past 25 years. Her oldest step son is on the autism spectrum.

Autism Research: May 2, 2014 week in review

New study confirms children with autism four times more likely to suffer from digestive troubles As reported earlier this week by Autism Daily Newscast, a new study confirms children with autism more likely to suffer tummy troubles. The results are reported in the April 28, 2014, online early edition of the journal Pediatrics. Co-author William Sharp, PhD, director […]

Sesame Autisme organizes a Flashmob in Paris for Autism Awareness Month

Paris France – A Flashmob is organized for April 2 at the Place de la Republique in Paris at 6 pm. On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day, volunteers of the Association Sesame Autisme and students IDRAC PARIS have decided to organize a Flashmob and are encouraging people with autism to show their support. […]

Asperger organizations in Spain promote International Asperger’s Day

Today, Februray 18th is International Asperger’s Day. The event first created in 2007 aims to highlight the significance of Asperger syndrome for both society and individuals.  It also marks the 70th anniversary of the publication by Hans Asperger. Today we celebrate the work being done in Spain to raise awareness. Talking with Faro de Vigo   María Carmen Lores Torres, Asperga […]

11 year old with asperger raising funds with Christmas song

Buckinghamshire, England – The Spirit Of Christmas in final stages for release. Today is a big day for 11 year old Fynnjan Leach-Verhoeven. On Monday he got together with his old Y6 friends (most who go to different schools this year) to practice “The Spirit Of Christmas” for the film shoot and today they go into […]

New Italian bike guidance “from behind” with a hug for those with special needs.

Pescara, Italy – Hugbike® a new innovative bicycle for those with autism. Literally called the “bicycle hug” because the driver is sitting back and guide the passenger hugging, Hugbike stems from a joint project developed by the new Coop. Social “Work of the Brand“. In addition, the bikes are built by the hands of young […]

Candy Waters – her art raises funds, awareness and hope for autism

Something Special Magazine will use Candy Water’s “New Year’s Day” painting for their 2013 Winter Issue Cover and a feature story will be done on Candy and her art. Candy Waters’ parents, Sandy and Robert shared this story about their daughter with Autism Daily Newscast via email: “Candace was diagnosed with autism at three years […]

Chess club for autistic and gifted children comes fourth in Tasmanian state wide competition

Tasmania, Australia – A chess club which started last year for autistic and gifted children becomes one of the largest chess club for kids in Australia. Each year 200 of Tasmania’s best junior chess players compete against each other and test their skills. The state wide tournament is usually attended by schools but this year […]

Autistic artist Grand Manier “coolages” recycled puzzle pieces

Profiles in Brief – Grant Manier’s “quirky behaviors” created a business Grant Manier is an 18 year old young man who is using his talent as an artist to fund raise for the school that made a difference for him. Westview School in Houston is a private school for autistic children where his mother works […]

Gone Missing, Avonte Oquendo’s still missing but others are being found

Children from the ages of 4 to 7 with autism are 35% more likely to wander than neurotypical children. After almost four weeks, there remains little news on the location of 14 year old Avonte Oquendo. A teenager did take a picture of someone who resembles the missing teenager Tuesday.  The family  a acknowledges the similarities […]

Geocatching and Autism: A perfect match

Geocoaching helps those with autism get out of their shells What is geocatching? noun a form of treasure hunt using GPS, in which an item is hidden somewhere in the world and its coordinates posted on the Internet, so that GPS users can locate it. Toni Brown works Texas Parks and Wildlife as a systems analyst […]