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Parents claim that staff locked up children in darkened room at specialist school
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Parents claim that staff locked up children in darkened room at specialist school

Cranbourne East, Victoria, Australia - staff and parents claim that autistic children have been repeatedly locked in a darkened room for up to 20 minutes for misbehaving at Marnebek School. The school is a specialist school, with many children on the autistic ...
Black, Hispanic children with autism more likely to regress than Caucasion children
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Black, Hispanic children with autism more likely to regress than Caucasion children

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Some children with autism appear to be developing normally when they are very young. They babble or even talk, make eye contact with their parents, and crawl and walk on schedule. Then suddenly, these skills seem to vanish. Des...
Washington Market School rescinded child’s admission after autism diagnosis
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Washington Market School rescinded child’s admission after autism diagnosis

Manhattan, Washington Market School - Parents Jennifer Sample, 43, and Eliot Ferguson, 40, claim that Washington Market School rescinded their son's admission after he was diagnosed with autism. They were told by enrollment director Rachael Macchiesi that ther...
Ontario – Students with special educational needs are being told to saty at home
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Ontario – Students with special educational needs are being told to saty at home

Toronto, Canada - A new study by the non-profit People For Education shows nearly half of Ontario's elementary school and 40 per cent of high school principals have recommended students with special education needs not attend school for the full day. The repo...
U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommend banning  “electrical stimulation devices”
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommend banning “electrical stimulation devices”

U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel (FDA) - has recommended that the use of "electrical stimulation devices" on people with developmental disorders such as autism to control behaviour should be banned. Jennifer Rodriguez, an agency spokesperson s...
The Specialists Guild in San Francisco prepares people with autism for jobs
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The Specialists Guild in San Francisco prepares people with autism for jobs

The Specialists Guild, San Francisco - is helping adults with autism to find employment in the technology industry, The recently published report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states thet one in 68 American children has an autism spe...