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. […]

Donald Trump Says Vaccines Caused An ‘Autism Epidemic’ — Wrong, Misleading and Dangerous

Donald Trump decided to take on the role of doctor in Wednesday’s Republican debate, boldly stating that we need to rethink the way we vaccinate children. Though he claims to be “totally in favor of vaccines,” Trump also stated that from his own personal experience, vaccinations can lead to autism. Candidate Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon, […]

Australia establishes first autism biobank

Brisbane, Australia — Australia has just established its first-ever large scale autism biobank. The country’s biggest autism biobank was established in hopes of helping researchers develop an earlier and more accurate diagnosis for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Cooperative Centre for Living with Autism Chairwoman Judy Brewer said they hope to lessen the time […]

UK eleven year old Aspergers boy competes for Christmas number one

Buckinghamshire, UK – A schoolboy with Aspergers who’s mother hadn’t heard him sing until last year is vying for the UK chart’s top spot with a song he composed himself. He sung for the first time at last year’s school Christmas concert and blew his audience away. Fynnjan Leach-Verhoeven penned the song from tunes that […]

New autism school for South Australia set to open in 2015

South Australia – There is no school for children diagnosed with autism in South Australia, but plans set in motion this week aim to provide one for the state by 2015. The school which plans to house 45 fee paying pupils will give parents in the state more choice for their children, and is expected […]

Naked person found roaming in grounds of troubled autism school Orchard house, Devon, UK

Devon, UK – A naked person was found roaming in the grounds of troubled autism school Orchard House and Broomhayes centre, in Devon, UK, during a health inspection according to report released November 20. The reporting body, The Care Quality Commission said that it was taking the issue up with the National Autism Society (NAS) […]

Children in Yorkshire, UK waiting too long for therapy

Yorkshire UK –  Children referred to paediatricians in North Yorkshire are being made to wait in excess of NHS guideline waiting times in parts of North Yorkshire. 245 children are currently listed for assessment 180 of which have exceeded the three month waiting period. NHS in North Yorkshire told BBC News  that good progress was […]

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, […]

CHICA Automated System helps pediatricians screen for Autism

Studies show that early intervention can substantially improve the long-term prognosis for children with autism, but most are not diagnosed until they are 4-1/2 to 5 years of age, according to the CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. The Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation system (CHICA) is an automated system that helps pediatricians […]

Appeal for UK parents participation in Anna Kennedy survey

Autism campaigner and advocate Anna Kennedy is appealing for feedback and participation from parents to a survey that she plans to present to the Houses of commons. The survey aims to get at least 1,000 participants before the end of November and touches on key issues like diagnosis, inclusion and bullying. It takes around five […]