Anna Kennedy OBE, Autism Campaigner awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Professional Studies from Teesside University

Anna Kennedy OBE is a prominent autism campaigner, Tesco Mum of the Year, founder of two ASD specialist schools in the UK, author and mother of two young men on the autistic spectrum. Anna provides help, support and information through her various social media sites, website (Anna Kennedy Online), of which Kathy Lette, James Hobley […]

Prison service officer first to complete ‘Train the Trainer’ autism awareness program

Bedfordshire, England — A prison service officer in Bedfordshire in England was first to complete an autism awareness program called ‘Train the Trainer’— an initiative by non-profit Autism Bedfordshire. Bedfordshire Prison Mental Health Inreach team member Mark Salisbury was the first participant to successfully complete the autism awareness program that aims to equip individuals with […]

Popular internet cafe re-launches in Portsmouth UK

  Portsmouth, England – An internet café for young people with autism has reopened this September after scooping a lottery grant worth almost £10,000. The charity Portsmouth Autism Support Network (PASN) obtained the cash so that it could move its Autinet computer sessions to a new facility after the previous venue became cramped. “The level […]

British taxi company apologizes to mother of child with Asperger’s

Liverpool, England — British taxi company Delta Taxis apologized to a mother of a 10-year-old with Asperger’s following an incident two weeks ago wherein the driver of the taxi that the mother and son were riding reportedly scolded the young child. According to Claire Brown, she and two of her sons, Seth, and Noah, who has […]

Ambitious About Autism – “It is shocking that so many children with SEN are missing out on education”

The Department for Education released on July 30 the report:Permanent and Fixed Period Exclusions in England:2013 to 2014. The full report can be read here. On page five of the report it is reported that Special Educational Needs (SEN) pupils have the highest rate of permanent exclusion. Stats include: Pupils with special educational needs (SEN) (with […]

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 […]

Press Release – New Conference On Autism And Assistive Technology

Featuring… robotics… biometrics… cloud-based technology…. apps            A new one-day conference exploring autism, assistive technologies and sensory issues, will be held on Thursday 1 October at Old Trafford in Manchester. The conference, Autech 2015, will gather together world-leading experts in robotics, biometrics and cloud-based technology, to explore how people with autism […]

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 […]

Press Release – Survey launches asking: What are the questions future autism research should answer?

A survey has launched as part of a consultation led by Autistica, bringing together organisations, individuals on the autism spectrum, families and professionals to identify the most important autism research questions to answer. Autistica is working with a number of partners including The National Autistic Society, the Autism Alliance and Autism Research Trust. This is […]

Petition Update – Bring Stephen home

Islington, UK – Bring my son Stephen home & care for him in our community #bringstephenhome – Back in January we reported on the case of Stephen Andrade, a young man with severe autism, who after a long stay in a psychiatric unit at St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton, 60 miles away from his family home, […]