Parents with autistic children warned over autism cure con artists

Australia – Parents with children with autism are being warned as the number of con-artists offering miracle cures for autism increases. Sydney’s Jason Hameister and Adelaide mother Bec Payne, have both spent in the region of 26,000 ASD in trying to find a cure for their children’s autism. Mr Hameister told ABC news: “The first one we […]

Autism in the Middle East

Doha, Qatar – Children at the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs in Qatar have autism. Abdullah Itani, a trainer at the centre shares the views of the centre in that the child comes first and not the disability. The Shafallah Center, opened in 1999, many past students now work in banks, post offices […]

Autism Aspergers Friendship Society to hold James Bond Themed Gala

Calgary, Canada – AAFS (Autism Aspergers Friendship Society) is holding its first Gala on April 26th, 2014 from 6:30pm to 11:00pm at the Wainwright Hotel in Heritage Park in support of Clubhouse of CARE Capital Campaign. The Gala will be a James Bond themed night. Local award winning actor and comedian Andrew Phung will be […]

Sesame Autisme organizes a Flashmob in Paris for Autism Awareness Month

Paris France – A Flashmob is organized for April 2 at the Place de la Republique in Paris at 6 pm. On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day, volunteers of the Association Sesame Autisme and students IDRAC PARIS have decided to organize a Flashmob and are encouraging people with autism to show their support. […]

Symposium finds that lower percentage of ultra-Orthodox and Arabic children diagnosed with autism

Israel – The Times of Israel reports that there is a lower percentage of ultra-Orthodox and Arabic children diagnosed with autism compared with the general population. As Autism Daily Newscast reported earlier this week, Autism researchers from Israel and Canada where at a Givat Ram, Hebrew University’s Edmond J. Safra Campus,this week for the first […]

Israel takes a leadership role in autism research

Earlier this week the Hebrew University of Jerusalem hosted researchers from Canada and Israel attending the first Canada-Israel Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Symposium. The purpose was to bring together the leading researchers from the two countries to discuss the latest findings and possible avenues of research. To foster greater understanding on the potential impact of these […]

Israeli intelligence army unit benefit from using autistic soldiers

Israel – A number of operational successes on behalf of the Israeli Defense Forces or IDF has been accredited to a number of autistic soldiers who have dedicated their specialist talents to a specific intelligence unit. Israels’ channel 10 reported the success of the Israeli satellite unit, who are responsible for analysing data from satellites […]

Asperger organizations in Spain promote International Asperger’s Day

Today, Februray 18th is International Asperger’s Day. The event first created in 2007 aims to highlight the significance of Asperger syndrome for both society and individuals.  It also marks the 70th anniversary of the publication by Hans Asperger. Today we celebrate the work being done in Spain to raise awareness. Talking with Faro de Vigo   María Carmen Lores Torres, Asperga […]

New York autism educational program sets sites on Spain

Queens, New York – Thanks to a grant given by the government a Queens, New York, group set up to work alongside parents of autistic children has set it’s sites on developing a similar incentive in Spain harnessing the power of the internet. ArtAccess based at Queens museum have been in discussions with the Museum […]

Autism All Stars Foundation UK Host ‘Songs from the Musicals’

Reigate College, Reigate, Surrey February 8th – Autism All Stars are putting on a performance, ‘Songs from the Musicals’ ‘Autism All Stars is a positive, forward-thinking UK charity based on the Surrey/Sussex borders. Our intention is to raise awareness of the different manifestations of autism and to offer support and encouragement to all those affected […]