Autism registry launched in Newfoundland

Newfoundland, Canada – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in partnership with the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador has launched a voluntary registry of people on the autism spectrum this week. The registry contains a person’s physical descriptions, known routs and common destinations, likes and dislikes, and any special needs the person on the spectrum has. […]

ADA-compliant park for children with special needs to set open

Palo Alto, CA – A new state-of-the-art, ADA-compliant space and playground designed for both adults and children on the spectrum is nearing completion. Mitchell Park was first conceptualized 6 years ago by Olenka Villarreal, a mother of a child with ASD who had been dissatisfied with the lack of play areas in the city that […]

Hong Kong police criticized over arrest of man with autism

Hong Kong — Local police in Hong Kong are currently under fire following the wrongful arrest of a 30-year-old man with autism. Officers in Hong Kong arrested the man with autism in the afternoon of May 2 on suspicion of the murder of an elderly man on April 13 at the Mei Lam Estate in […]

Autism Rescue Angels help families affected by autism in the Houston area

Houston— Elaine Turner is a designer and mother to Marlie, a ten-year-old little girl with autism. Elaine and her husband Jim tell that they have been lucky with regards to resources for their daughter, who has received speech therapy as well as being able to access a specialist school for children with learning disabilities and […]

Raleigh – state Senate approves autism insurance bill

Raleigh – A bill has recently been approved by the state Senate that will help to insure that health insurance plans, that are regulated by the state, cover autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and associated therapy, adaptive behavior treatment. Unfortunately insurers will be allowed to cap the amount they pay for adaptive behavior treatment at $40,000 […]

Father asks Alabama lawmakers to allow his daughter with autism to try medical marijuana

Alabaster, Alabama – Mary Ann Coleman is a 13-year-old school girl who has autism. She attends day school at Glenwood Autism & Behavioral Health Center. In a report that they recently sent home it states that Mary Ann tried to self harm, a total of 337 times. Mary Anne’s father told Alabama.com that on a […]

Caught on camera, eleven-year-old girl with autism attacked by two teens girls – w/video

Cleveland, Ohio– Joyce Swann is mother to an eleven-year-old girl, who was brutally attacked by two older girls on Saturday April 25. The attack was captured on cell phones, in three different clips. Ms Swann told Fox 8 Cleveland that her daughter has been bullied in the past, as her autism makes it difficult for […]

Parents of teen with autism create swim team – w/video

New Jersey – Former high school football player Michael McQuay and his wife Maria have started their own swim team for people with learning differences. They were inspired to create The Hammerheads Swim Team when their teen son on the spectrum, Mike Jr, was rejected from local teams. 15 other teens with autism soon joined […]

Young boy pleads for his friend not to be deported just because he has autism – w/video

Queensland, Australia — An 11-year-old child pleaded before Australia’s Q&A show’s panelists for his 10-year-old friend not to be deported just because he has autism. We last reported on this story back in September, our report, 9 Year old boy faces deportation back to Philippines  because of autism, can be read here. Ethan Egart took […]

Homeless man helps police locate missing teen with autism – With Video

Garden Grove, CA – A homeless man assisted law enforcement officials to locate a teenage boy with autism spectrum disorder who had wandered away from a nearby shopping plaza. Ian Hinton, a 37 year old man who lives on the streets, had initially been asked by a police officer if he had seen Charles Truong. […]