Changes prompt job loss fear in UK autism school

North Devon, United Kingdom –  Concerns have been raised about Broomhayes specialist residential autism school, as changes in provision may lead to job losses. The school, ran by the National Autistic Society will close it’s residential and day school provision early next year at “a date to be agreed”. The NAS will be working close […]

National Autism Association Conference from November 14 – 17 in Florida

St. Pete Beach, Florida – Reminder, The National Autism Association Conference from November 14 – 17 is open for registrations. The National Autism Association (NAA) is a n nonprofit organization founded in 200. NAA is a parent-run advocacy organization with 25,000 email subscribers. and the leading voice on urgent issues related to severe autism, regressive autism, […]

Threat of eviction for couple with autistic son resolved

Ottawa, Canada – On October 9th, less than two weeks after moving in, John and Kerri From received a letter stating that there had been a complaint about the noise in the apartment and if it could not be reduced the couple should “look for more suitable accommodation immediately.” They had until October 30th to resolve the […]

Center for Autism and Related Disorders receives 3/4 million grant from Texas

Austin, Texas –  The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) is one of the world’s largest organizations using applied behavior analysis (ABA) in the treatment of autism, Asperger’s syndrome, PDD-NOS, and other related disorders was awarded earlier this month a $750,000 Autism Program grant from the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). […]

Mother accused of attempted murder of autistic daughter wants to write parenting book

Traverse City, Michigan – A mother who stands accused of trying to murder her 14 year old autistic daughter and then trying to kill herself has admitted she wants to write a parenting book for parents with autistic children. Autism Daily Newscast reported the harrowing story of Kelli Stapleton on September 6. Ms Stapleton, 45 […]

New research project to look at dynamics of why ASD children more likely to be bullied

Calgary, Canada –  The University of Calgary’s Applied Child Psychology program is looking for students ages 8 to 17 with high functioning ASD and their parents to participate in a project which will look at their experiences with bullying and social situations. Adam McCrimmon, an assistant professor says, “We want to get a little bit more information about […]

Two experts in field of autism selected as members of the prestigious Institute of Medicine

Washington, D.C.  –  Pat Levitt, PhD and Matthew W. State, two prominent experts in the field of autism have been selected as newly elected members of the Institute of Medicine (IOM).  The IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the health sciences. The 70 new members were announced on Oct. 21 at the institute’s 43rd […]

Fundraising father takes to sleeping rough to raise money for autism

Carmarthenshire, UK – After his son Jack was diagnosed with autism last month, Tom Nasmyth-Shaw, 29 from Ffos Las in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, decided he wanted to raise money for autism charities. But instead of deciding on a sponsored walk, or a skydive, he decided that he wanted to sleep rough on the streets of London […]

Volunteers install backyard fence to protect autistic boy

News Brief – Lancaster, Ohio The fence went up yesterday and the gates were finished today so 9 year old Kyle, finally had his fence enclosing the backyard. Like so many children with autism, Kyle doesn’t realize the dangers around where he lives. He is able to unlock the doors to the house and go […]

Autistic boy reinstated after suspension for bringing a drawing of bomb to school

South Carolina, USA Thirteen year old Rhett Parham, was suspended indefinitely from his school in Greenville, S.C. for bringing a drawing of a bomb to school. The picture was a cartoon of  his favorite video game, Bomberman 64, old Nintendo game. A older student complained that Rhett has said he had a bomb.  Officials stepped […]