Shân Ellis

About Shân Ellis

Shân Ellis, is a qualified journalist with five years experience of writing features, blogging and working on a regional newspaper. Prior to working as a journalist, she was a ghost writer for top publishers and was closely involved in the editing and development of book series. Shân has a degree in the sciences, and 5 A levels. She lives in the UK and is the mother of an autistic child.

Concerns voiced over autistic children locked in Isolation Rooms in PEI schools

Prince Edward Island, Canada – Concerns have been voiced due to cases of autisctic children being locked in isolation rooms in schools on Prince Edward Island, Canada. During question time or period as known on the island, concerned parents told provincial legislature, opposition MPA James Aylward that children with autism were being removed from mainstream […]

UCLA researchers map autism genes by function

November 2013 has been an enormous month for developments in autism research, mostly the identification and mapping of the group of genes that are involved in the onset of autism and ASDs. Dr Daniel Geschwind headed up a group of neuroscientists researchers at the UCLA have mapped the cells by function and pin pointed the […]

Robert Kennedy Jr : Thimerosal, vaccination and political fireworks

Robert Kennedy Jr has once again inflamed the Thimerosal vaccination debate by threatening to publish his book “Thimerosal: Let the Science speak” which contains information he claims the CDC is hiding from the American public. It’s not the first time Kennedy, an attorney for the natural defence council has made the claim, and been rebuffed. […]

Blogging mother, Temporary Tourist, shares her experiences of Disney’s Guest Assistance rule change

We’ve had mixed responses on Disney’s decision to change the Guest Assistance Card system. We reported Autism Hippie’s experiences on October 11. Disney implemented a change in their guest assistance cards for children and adults with special needs on October 9 after reports that people were flagrantly abusing the old system. Cards called Disability Access […]

Andrew Wakefield’s MMR and vaccination claim resurfaces

There seems to be some new research published weekly that refutes to make a claim that discredited Doctor Andrew Wakefield’s claims to a link between the MMR vaccination and Autism development. Autism Daily Newscast would like to point out that NO medical evidence has yet been determined for the causes or development of Autism or […]

Using antidepressants Does not increase autism risk

New research published in the Journal of Clinical epidemiology has proved there is little or no correlation from taking SSRI anti depressant medications during pregnancy and having a child with autism. Previous research has shown that the risk can be up to five times greater when a mother is prescribed anti depressants during gestation. Research […]

Autism provision not good enough says leading expert prof Simon Baron Cohen

Cambridge University professor and top researcher into autism has urged government to rethink current provision for autistic individuals in the UK. Talking to John Bercow, speaker of the Houses of Parliament in the UK who also has an autistic son, at a National Autism Society (NAS) convention he was said to be underwhelmed by improvements […]

New indie film to give unique look into life with autism

Do you remember your first kiss? A brand new independent film sponsored by arts charity Fractured Atlas is set to give its audience a unique insight into the adult milestone of falling in love, but through the perspective of a young girl with autism. Writer and director, Luigi Campi, was originally drawn to the idea […]

Study reveals link between autism and synaesthesia

Researchers from Cambridge University led by Professor of Developmental Psychopathology Simon Baron-Cohen have found a link between the condition Synaesthesia to autism. Synaesthesia is a condition which present in individuals causing them to taste or see colours when presented with a specific word. A person with synaesthesia could see a colour for a specific place name, […]

UK Father takes to the streets to raise money for autism therapies

At this time of year, most of us are thinking about drinking hot chocolate beneath a fluffy throw cuddled up in front of the TV with the children, in anticipation of the snow falling outside our warm homes. Not Tom Nasmyth Shaw from South Wales. He is just about to embark on an epic week, […]