Holkham Hall, Norfolk, UK a fantastic day out for kids with autism – Review

I’m always on the look out for a new and exciting place to take the children especially at half term. No school doesn’t mean that I want them to run wild. I want them to learn something of the history and nature of the area in which we are living. I had my reservations about […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mencap offers support to UK family members with learning disabilities like autism

  John and Andrew are twins with autism who live in the United Kingdom. They both also suffer from learning difficulties and mental health issues, which make their daily lives challenging. Their father took early retirement to help with their care. When he passed away from cancer, their mother was overwhelmed, until she contacted Mencap. […]

Australian study finds autistic teens feel isolated

Autism Daily Newscast report earlier this month on a study published by Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) that found teens with autism are struggling to cope with school work, bullying, and mental health issues.  The last article focused on the challenges within the school system. This article looks at the broader issues of the study. The study called “We […]

Swedish footballer makes the difference for one 8 year old fan with Williams syndrome

  What started out as a small “personal interest” story in a sports magazine suddenly became viral. Social networks across Sweden have been telling the story of Kim Källström and 8 year old Max who has Williams syndrome. Max and ten children with Williams syndrome had the pleasure to be mascots for the Swedish football stars […]

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 […]

Kevin Healey on Reporting Impersonation Accounts on Twitter

We have reported several times about Kevin Healey, a leading autism campaigner who is fighting for laws to protect autistic individuals from cyber bullying and online hate crimes. He has successfully implemented a ten minute bill which will be happening at the end of this month in Parliament with regards to this matter. In August […]

Two thirds of American children with autism on medication

Two thirds of children  diagnosed with autism io the USA are medicated with one or more drug. According to a study published in the Journal of Pediatrics on October 14, a survey of over 60,000 autistic or ASD children claims that 64pc of them are on one or more psychotopic drug. The study states to […]

Ari Ne’eman, First Autistic Presidential Appointee, on Living with Autism, Finding a Cure, and Neurodiversity

Last December, President Obama appointed Ari Ne’eman to the National Council on Disability (NCD), a panel that advises the President and Congress on ways to reform health care, schools, support services, and employment policy to better the lives of people living with disabilities. His nomination was controversial to many in the autism community, due to […]