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.

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 […]

Researcher Dr. Victoria Hallet, studying twins and autism

Profiles in Brief – Dr. Victoria Hallet Dr. Hallet’s ongoing research focuses on exploring the association between autism spectrum conditions and anxiety difficulties, using behavioural genetic and physiological techniques. Dr. Hallet first began her work on twins and autism while working on her PhD in 2009 at Kings College at the University of London, UK.  She […]

Unsung heroes for autism awareness – New featured section

Autism Daily Newscast launches Profiles in Brief October 30th, marks the launch of another section of our Autism Daily Newscast: Profiles in Brief For the past couple of months, our Current Events Reporter, Jo Worgan has been on a mission to find interesting stories and people on the topic of autism and Jo has come […]

Autistic friendly performances especially in Chicago becoming more common

Chicago, USA – A leader in offering barrier free performances for families with autistic children Chicago Children’s Theatre (CCT) does it again. This time they have set aside all 235 seats on November 1st for the performance of the currently running “A Year with Frog and Toad“. Why all seats? As they say on the web site: “This creates […]

Autism in Peru Today – fashion shows, film and national support

The charitable organization “Siempre Amanecer” is holding its yearly fashion show on Monday, Oct. 28, in aid of its programs with children with Autism. This will be their fourth annual show to raise funds in aid of the a school for children with high functioning Autism, that was started in 2003. The school was founded by Mirela Alfaro, a […]

Measuring how the autistic brain of 2 year olds responds to words predicts future abilities

Early intervention is important in the developmental strategies for those with autism, but why is it that the learning of one child may be significantly more or less than another. A new  research paper, published May 29 in the journal PLoS ONE, studied 24 –  2 year old children who had autism and 20 other […]

Swedish footballer makes the difference for one 8 year old fan with Williams syndrome

  What started out as a small “personal interest” story in a sports magazine suddenly became viral. Social networks across Sweden have been telling the story of Kim Källström and 8 year old Max who has Williams syndrome. Max and ten children with Williams syndrome had the pleasure to be mascots for the Swedish football stars […]

The psychiatric profession’s reaction to French government’s recommendations

As reported by Autism Daily Newscast, there has be a change in government policy regarding autism in France. The same can not be said of the traditional medical and psychiatric institutions. Back in March, La haute autorité de santé (HAS or Higher Authority for Health) et l’Anesm (National Agency for the evaluation and the quality of […]

In Canada, despite progressive programs, wait times continue to grow

In Canada, health and education are in provincial jurisdiction and The Province of Quebec has long been known to be a leader in social policies and health care in the country.  Canada as a whole has a history of favourable and universal coverage and is often held up as an example for other countries. However, in […]

Autism and the power of music

Many on the autism spectrum find music and painting a way to be able to express and communicate. But not everyone on the autistic spectrum are budding artists.  There are lots of ASD people out there who just want to enjoy listening to music.  This is true even though they may experience auditory processing disorder […]