Durham community come out in their thousands to support Autistic teen

Hundreds of bikers congregated in Durham, Ontario on August 23, to rally their support for the family of Autistic teen Max Begley, 13 who received a disgusting letter from a neighbour whilst staying at his grandmother’s house in Newcastle, Canada. The rally was a direct affront to Durham regional police’s statement after conferring with crown […]

Ontario Autism letter – not a hate crime, say Police

Durham Regional Police, Ontario, after consulting the Crown officials announce that a hateful letter, telling a family to ‘euthanize’ their  Autistic teen is not a Hate Crime. Autism Daily Newscast reported yesterday that a letter sent to a  grandmother, Brenda Milson’s home in Newcastle, Ontario about 100 km east of Toronto. The letter as shown in our earlier […]

Number of children with on with ASD up in British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada — The number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Canadian British Columbia has multiplied over the years, despite the fact the number of gifted children in the province has decreased considerably. According to figures published by the Vancouver Sun, the number of children with autism in B.C. is now at […]

Is Autism Support Different in Canada versus the USA?

Autism in North America is said to have risen highly in the past twenty years. One out of every 160 children born in Canada will eventually be diagnosed with Autism, with boys being five times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. The causes of autism based on research seem to begin during […]

This entrepreneur backed out of a Dragons’ Den deal, and the reason why is a lesson for all business owners

Founder and President Lisa Fraser a former swimming teacher, got the inspiration to start her own company after working with children on the autism spectrum. She noticed that they would frequently seek out tight spaces and pressure related therapy to help manage their anxiety. Autism Daily Newscast interviewed Lisa earlier this year – “Snug Vest […]

Protesters claim autism advocacy group is not what it seems

Vancouver — A group of protesters showed up at a walk organized to raise money for non-profit organization Autism Speaks at the Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. The protesters were claiming that the non-profit organization is doing more harm than good to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s Alanna Whitney, who was […]

Camp Thrive helps young adults with autism develop job skills

Shelburne, Ontario, Canada — In an effort to address the pressing problem of unemployment in individuals with autism, a Canadian camp devised a program that will help young adults with autism develop the job skills that they need in order to find employment. Camp Thrive is designed to help young adults with autism identify a […]

Canadian government cuts woman with severe autism’s financial support

Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada — The Ontario government has decided to cut its financial support to a 44-year-old woman with severe autism after finding out she still has $7,000 in her account. Jennifer James is unable to speak, read, write, and is not fit to hold a job of any kind on her own due to […]

Canada forms Autism Spectrum Disorder Working Group to create national autism strategy

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada — The Canadian government announced July 8 that it is set to spend $2 million on a team tasked to help create the country’s national strategy on autism, called the Autism Spectrum Disorder Working Group. The group, chaired by Health Minister Rona Ambrose, includes 11 members who are all autism experts. One […]

News Release – Ontario Increasing Funding for Postsecondary Students with Disabilities

Province Investing Additional $6 Million in Student Success Ontario is providing an additional $6 million to help students with disabilities across the province pursue their passions and get the skills they need to succeed at college or university. There are now twice as many students with disabilities enrolled in postsecondary education than there were in […]