Study finds UK police interview process lacking for people with autism

United Kingdom – A new study found that current UK police interview practices do not work well for people with autism. The study was conducted by Medical Xpress’s Department of Psychology and was funded by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC). In the study researchers Dr. Katie Maras from the DOP and Dr. Laura Crane […]

Psychologist tells court that man accused of murder has Asperger’s syndrome

Glasgow – Luke Quinn,  45  is accused of murdering Simon Richardson, 45 in a city centre street on November 10 2013. He was allegedly punched after having been knocked to the ground and then stamped on. He later died due to internal bleeding. A jury at the High Court in Glasgow were given evidence from Prof Thomas […]

Autism All Stars Foundation UK Host ‘Songs from the Musicals’

Reigate College, Reigate, Surrey February 8th – Autism All Stars are putting on a performance, ‘Songs from the Musicals’ ‘Autism All Stars is a positive, forward-thinking UK charity based on the Surrey/Sussex borders. Our intention is to raise awareness of the different manifestations of autism and to offer support and encouragement to all those affected […]

Autistic children banned from Newport, UK school canteen for not speaking welsh

Wales, UK– A number of parents from Newport, Wales, UK have blasted  the local authority as their autistic children were banned from their school canteen for not speaking Welsh. The children who attend Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Teyrnon  were made to eat their dinner in a small classroom. Last year the children from the special autistic unit […]

Mum blasts UK pub for autism discrimination

Glasgow UK –  A mother of autistic triplets has blasted the Griffin Pub in Glasgow, UK for what she calls blatant discrimination against her three sons. Tracy Steell, 46,  was taking the 19 year old triplets, Bobby, Stuart and Glen,  to see Aladdin at a nearby theatre for a Christmas treat, which also included dinner before […]

Origin Housing’s Speedwell Court for Autistic Adults Opens in Barnet, North Finchley UK

Barnet, North Finchley UK – The Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Melvin Cohen, officially open Origin Housing’s Speedwell Court in Woodside Grange Road this week. The new development is for adults diagnosed with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. The building had originally been a retirement home but was adapted to meet the needs of Autistic individuals. Natalie […]

Directory launched for people living around autism in Hertfordshire, UK

Herts, UK –  A new directory with the aim of providing a better service to people living with around autism has been launched in Hertfordshire, UK. The directory has been produced with the aim of helping the 18,000 or so people on the spectrum and their families, friends and employers, providing reference, information and contact […]

UK eleven year old Aspergers boy competes for Christmas number one

Buckinghamshire, UK – A schoolboy with Aspergers who’s mother hadn’t heard him sing until last year is vying for the UK chart’s top spot with a song he composed himself. He sung for the first time at last year’s school Christmas concert and blew his audience away. Fynnjan Leach-Verhoeven penned the song from tunes that […]

Appeal for UK parents participation in Anna Kennedy survey

Autism campaigner and advocate Anna Kennedy is appealing for feedback and participation from parents to a survey that she plans to present to the Houses of commons. The survey aims to get at least 1,000 participants before the end of November and touches on key issues like diagnosis, inclusion and bullying. It takes around five […]

Northampton, UK, hospital plans £45 Million specialist Autism unit

A £45 Million specialist unit for children with autism and special educational needs is planned to be built in Northampton, UK. Construction is meant to start as soon as possible at St Andrew’s Hospital, the largest medium security hospital of it’s kind in Europe. the unit plans to unite existing services from the County under […]