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.

Carly Fleischmann’s heart wrenching call for help

A desperate and garbled plea for help appeared on the autism advocate and Social Media spokesperson Carly Fleishmann’s Facebook page on Wednesday February 25. The message appeared allegedly written by Carly and translated by a person unknown calling for help from two of her doctors. In a previous interview with Autism Daily Newscast, her father […]

Video feedback may reduce Autism in very young children

Researchers at the Universityof Manchester in England have discovered that “video feedback”, in which parents observe their own interactions with their baby might help to potentially prevent the infants from developing the disorder, a new study has suggested.  According to the study, video based therapy-involving families who have babies at high risk levels of ASD […]

Autism Research: June 14, 2014 Week in Review

(Updated June 16, 2014) Cost of autism was more than that of cancer, strokes and heart disease Lifetime costs for supporting a person with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and learning disability (intellectual disability) can top £1.5 million in the United Kingdom (UK) or $2.4 million in the United States (US) according to new research […]

Autism Linked to ‘Male Hormones’

New research – claims that exposure to high levels of “male” hormones in the womb can increase the chance of a baby boy developing autism. The study adds to earlier research indicating that autism is linked to prenatal developments. Researchers at the University of Cambridge and  Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen used Danish medical records in samples of 19,500 amniotic-fluid identified of […]

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 […]