Skills of Understanding Life Program Luanched in Georgetown for Autistic Individuals

SOS Health Care, Georgetown, South Carolina – have launched the SOUL Program (Skills of Understanding Life). The SOUL program is aimed toward autistic youths ages 8-18. Once a week participants have the opportunity to learn new skills and build relationships with staff and other participants. The program aims to improve conversation skills and to help […]

New Brunswick couple donate littermate to autistic girl after hers was shot

New Brunswick, Canada– A New Brunswick couple have become modern day heroes after a dog trained specifically for a little autistic girl in Nova Scotia was tragically shot and killed a few days before it was due to be delivered to her. The dog called Jude, had undergone rigorous training to support the little girl […]

Grants Awarded for the Autism Science Foundation in New York

The Autism Science Foundation, New York – is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and funding autism research. The Autism Science Foundation now has a limited number of grants to offer to parents who have children on the autistic spectrum autism as well as autistic individuals to attend the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR). […]

Help for Autistic Young People to Find Work in the Events Industry

JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel, London – A project which was launched to help young adults who are on the autistic spectrum to find work in the events industry will be holding its second fundraising event on Jan 27. HelmsBriscoe will be raising funds for an extension to its work experience programme called HB Cares. […]

Modified Checklist for Autism Helps to Identify Autism Risk in Toddlers

Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, U.S. – is a free screening tool used that can be used to detect the signs of early autism in young children The screening tool is intended for use in child clinics for children aged 16 to 30 months old. It will help health care providers to better identify […]

Cleopatra the Goat helps Autistic Children at School

Hemet High School, California – a 9 month old goat named Cleopatra helps autistic children. The special education class has 8 students, all of whom are on the autistic spectrum. The students feed, walk and tend to Cleopatra each day at school. The children learn from this about responsibility. Tony Dixon who teaches the class […]

Autism organisation closes after funds “go missing”

Victoria, Texas– Autism Network Connection of Victoria, Texas has not re-opened its doors in 2014. The organisation is in the middle of getting its Not For Profit Status, but has not opened its doors since January 1st 2014 because several thousand dollars have gone missing from funds raised last year. Founder Rosemary Pena Watts, who started the […]

Rapist with Asperger’s jailed despite probation service’s comments

Wednesbury, Stoke on Trent, UK – A 24 year old man with Asperger’s syndrome who was charged with rape in December has been sent to jail despite the probation services recommendation to the judge that he required specialist rehabilitation. He was jailed for four years on January 3, after being charged for the felony in […]

Encountering People with Autism DVD Launched in Pittsburgh

Allegheny County, Pittsburgh – District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr has commissioned the production of a DVD called “Encountering People with Autism“. The DVD is for police and other first responders who may come into contact with the public who have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The project was encouraged by Scott Bailey, a full-time Allegheny […]

Virginia high school volleyball team raise money for Autism Speaks

Tuscarora High School, Leesburg, Virginia – The High School’s volleyball team are to raise money for Autism Speaks. The event will be held on Wednesday Jan 8 and will feature a contest between the teams’ seniors, coaches and alumni. Many of the team and teachers have links to autism. Head Coach Meghan Puckli is an […]