Changes prompt job loss fear in UK autism school

North Devon, United Kingdom –  Concerns have been raised about Broomhayes specialist residential autism school, as changes in provision may lead to job losses. The school, ran by the National Autistic Society will close it’s residential and day school provision early next year at “a date to be agreed”. The NAS will be working close […]

The Autism Directory Charity is Swishing for Autism

On the 26th October, The Autism Directory will be holding the event, Swishing for Autism at The Little Shop of Calm, in Cowbridge, UK. What is swishing? The Autism Directory explains. ‘The concept is simple… you offer up our loved but no longer wanted fashion items and swap them for something else that takes your […]

Founder of Bristol Autism Support given award by Prime Minister David Cameron

Bristol, UK – Founder of Bristol Autism Support and mother to a child with autism, has received high praise from Prime Minister David Cameron. In 2012 Kate Laine-Toner set up Bristol Autism Support. This is a support group that helps families affected by autism. Ms Laine-Toner’s daughter Emily, was diagnosed with autism at two and-a-half. Emily […]

Man with autism wins five-figure payout and a police apology

North Yorkshire, England – Man with autism JP has been awarded a five-figure payout after a horrible incident that happened in 2011. JP was 33 and had traveled to York College to ask about enrolling in a course. Once done he spoke with a group of girls and gave them a hug. A misunderstanding followed […]

North Lancashire Directions Group – FREE Parent Carer Information and Fun Day

Lancaster, Lancashire, UK – North Lancashire Directions Group (NLDG) is a group based in Lancaster that is run by parent carers of children and young people who have additional needs. They run the group for the benefit of other parent carers who are in a similar situation. They provide information to the local community about […]

Individuals with autism failed by current health system – Royal College of GP’s

UK  – Nikki Fox who is the  health corespondent for the BBC, has highlighted the impact upon parents who care for a child on the autism spectrum. In the short video shown below, she talks to a mother of a child with autism. This mother describes h0w her son, when only a baby, would stand […]

Milford autism center to acquire larger premises

Milford, OH – A local autism center will be closing down in order to open a larger facility specifically designed to accommodate young adults on the spectrum. Julie Smith, founder of the center, recently decided to shut its doors when she realized that it was no longer able to meet the needs of the individuals […]

Senior Scottish Councillor Willie Young asked to step down over autism remarks

Aberdeen, Scotland – A dispute has developed between an Aberdeen MSP and a senior city councillor regarding the services provided for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The conflict between both Willie Young and Mark McDonald over delays in the local government’s autism strategy resulted in inflammatory remarks being posted by the former on social media […]

Man with autism refused taxi home as mistaken for being drunk

Coventry, UK – Trevor Bott, who has autism, had been to the Rainbows nightclub and was needing a taxi ride home. He has now told of how  the taxi driver refused to take him  home as the  taxi driver believed that he was drunk. Mr Bott told that a security guard working at the nightclub […]

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 […]