Canada bound for Danish firm helping autistic people to find tech jobs

Thorkil Sonne started up his company Specialisterne to aid people, like his son Lars, to get a head in the world of technology. The company has since expanded into 11 other countries, the newest of which will venture to Canada. The base for the company will be in Toronto, with staff being sought for Vancouver and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Canadian Supreme Court rules medical marijuana legal in all forms

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada — The Canadian Supreme Court ruled Thursday that medicinal marijuana is legal in all its forms, overturning a provision in the country’s law that only allowed patients to use the substance in its dried form. According to Canada’s highest court, the provision that obstructs the patients’ access to other forms of medicinal […]

Security guard nominated for Community Hero Award after helping teen with autism – w/video

Thornhill, Ontario, Canada — A security guard for a mall in Thornhill in Ontario, Canada has been nominated for a Community Hero Award after helping a teen with autism. Ana Abreu came to the aid of a 15-year-old boy with autism who became distraught after losing his sunglasses at the Promenade Mall in the Thornhill […]

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. […]

The Rosetta Stone of Genomes: A revolutionary finding that could help cure autism and cancer

Toronto, Canada— Scientists from the University of Toronto have successfully created what they call the ‘Rosetta Stone’ of genomes. The revolutionary project created by the Canadian researchers will yield a better understanding of the human genome and how diseases are formed in a genetic level– in a way that has never been done before. Over […]

Research on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Autism Launched

Burnaby, Canada— Simon Fraser University (SFU) has just received $500,000 as funding for its Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) research from Central City Brewing and Distillery President Darryl Frost, and his wife, Lee Frost. The Frosts donated the sum for the university’s research after they were convinced that their five-year-old son with autism, Callum, has shown […]

Toronto news outlet helps families with autism via Santa Boxes

Toronto, Canada – News outlet The Toronto Star is giving out Santa Boxes to help families with autism in need of holiday fun and cheer. The project, dubbed the Santa Clause Fund, is run by The Star’s own Autism Project and hopes to give the boxes out in December. Debbie Drewett, who has been the […]