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.

The Disney debate, has Mickey lost his magic? – Opinion

  I’ve never been to any of the Disney resorts, it’s not because I’m not a fan of animation, we love nothing more than to sit down and watch a Disney or Pixar film together. We don’t live close enough to visit one of the resorts, and it’s never been on top of the children’s […]

Girls are being under diagnosed with Autism new survey says

A recent study published in the Journal of Autism and developmental disorders on October 9 has found that girls are highly likely to go undetected for Autism because they are calmer and less hyper-active than boys. Researchers at Monash University, Melbourne carried out tests on 56 children (aged 7-12) diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and […]

Autistic Spectrum Digest hot off the press, what are you reading tonight?

New Apple News Stand Magazine for those on the Autistic Spectrum You may have noticed, things have changed a little here at Autism Daily Newscast, and we are absolutely delighted to introduce you to our fledgling sister site, Autistic Spectrum Digest, a brand monthly new digital magazine available on Apple News Stand which you can […]

Police appeal Launched after Autistic girl assaulted in London

Police in London, UK are appealing for information after a teenage girl with Autism was violently attacked and robbed by an assailant riding a bike. Eighteen year old Alex Tree was walking home through an underpass in Walthamstow on the way to visit her grandmother. Miss Tree was carrying two bags from high street chains […]

Is Autism a growing phenomenon?

With one in 88 children in the USA and One in every 100 being diagnosed with autism in the UK, the debate has been raging in the media whether the number of children with autism is, as it seems to be on the rise, or if it is improvements in diagnostic tools that is accountable […]

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 […]

Balm for Autism, can something so simple really work? OPINION

It’s been around a week since I first read an article about a new balm that claims to calm down the symptoms of autism and ASD. It’s been dubbed a miracle cure by some, a magic therapy which calms and even reverses the symptoms and even dispels some of the neurological sensitivities ASD bring with […]

Autism Hippie struggles on a day out in Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Autistic son

A mother who decided to take her Autistic son to Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s after the change in regulations we reported on October 1 of Disney’s change in policy regarding their Fast Pass tickets. The outspoken Autism Hippie set her Facebook page up on August 13 this year and took her son, Mike along for a […]

Cher to perform for Autism Speaks event

Legendary pop singer Cher, is urging her die hard fans to get involved in raising money for Autism Speaks Sound off campaign. Other famous names to take part are Jack Black, Peter Dinklage, Adam West Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston and Jim Parsons. Participating celebrities will record a personalised message for a small donation of $299, which will […]

Teenagers with Autism struggle to cope, new Australian study reveals

A new study looking at the social tendencies of teenagers diagnosed with Autism has found that they are more likely to suffer from bullying, isolation and mental health problems than their peers. This type of study is the first of it’s kind to be conducted and was survey based. Questionnaires were given to young people […]