Dating help programs to be unveiled at Scottish autism conference

Scotland – A conference being held on Wednesday March 25 will contain presentations from Belgium and the Netherlands on their new programs aimed at helping people on the spectrum form better relationships. One of the presenters Peter Vermeulen, who runs Belgium’s Autism Central, told news outlet The Herald that: “We are starting to have people […]

Denmark – Increase in autism cases linked to changes in diagnostic criteria and reporting methods

Aarhus, Denmark — Researchers found that the drastic increase in autism cases in Denmark may have been due to the changes in the diagnostic criteria as well as the reporting methods used to record the number of cases. A group of researchers, mainly from Aarhus University in Denmark, analyzed data they gathered from a population-based […]

Study shows computer messaging helps adults with autism communicate better

Leiden, Netherlands — A study conducted by Aske Plaat of the Leiden University in the Netherlands found that adults with autism communicate better through computer-aided messaging such as text messages, e-mails, instant messaging, and others. According to the study, adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) prefer conversations being done over computer-aided messaging because they are […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Moscow hosts forum on autism

International Forum Every Child Deserves a Family is being held from October 14-17th in Moscow, Russia. This is the second annual event. The topic of this year’s forum is “Autism: Effective methods of providing assistance to people with autism spectrum disorders. Experience in Russia and abroad”. It is expected to be attended by more than […]

The psychiatric profession’s reaction to French government’s recommendations

As reported by Autism Daily Newscast, there has be a change in government policy regarding autism in France. The same can not be said of the traditional medical and psychiatric institutions. Back in March, La haute autorité de santé (HAS or Higher Authority for Health) et l’Anesm (National Agency for the evaluation and the quality of […]

ASkate Skateboarding Event for Children with Autism in Paris

Music blared and families were everywhere with their children eagerly awaiting their turn to hop on a skateboard at the Askate skateboarding event at the Vans Showdown in Parc de la Vilette on August 31. After speaking  with founder Crys Worley, Autism Newscast reporter, Alix Strickland, headed to the Parc de la Vilette Vans showroom […]