Philadelphia steps up efforts to help individuals with autism prepare for their future

Philadelphia — Despite being named as ‘one of the best cities’ to live in for individuals on the autism spectrum in the U.S., Philadelphia steps up its efforts in making the city even better for its citizens living with ASD. The city’s ‘Philadelphia Autism Project’ was kickstarted as the city worries that thousands of children […]

Beer event to raise money for autism charity

Staten Island, NY – An autism fundraiser being held in the form of a beer event will be taking place at the Snug Harbour Cultural and Botanical Gardens in Livingston on January 24. It’s the second annual event of its kind and proceeds will be donated to the Autism Speaks organization. In 2014 the event […]

Teenager who was attacked in Ice Bucket Challenge assault visits SW Florida

Charlotte County, FL – We have reported on numerous occasions  about the despicable Ice Bucket Challenge attack that took place in Bay Village, Ontario. This was were a young teenager had a bucket containing bodily fluids and tobacco spit poured over him by a gang of teenagers. Our latest report was Shocking! Lenient sentencing for Ice Bucket […]

Central Michigan University opens new Autism Assessment Clinic

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY-  has introduced a new Central Autism Assessment and Treatment Clinic . This clinic is only one of eight in Michigan and is the farthest north. This new clinic will provide a valuable asset in having children in the Northern part of Michigan assessed, diagnosed and treated. Autism is the fastest growing developmental […]

Young girl with autism turned away from seeing Santa – Mall later apologises

California – A shopping mall in Southern California has apologized to a young girl with autism and her family after she was refused access to see Santa because he was allegedly afraid of the little girl’s service dog. Abcde Santos had been waiting in line at Mission Viejo with Pup-Cake, her service dog for half […]

Federal changes could harm residents with autism

Whitehouse, OH – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced changes to it’s Home and Community-Based Services program in January that could hinder people with autism. The program gives waivers to people with disabilities on Medicaid so they can live at home or in a community rather then be institutionalized. But the new changes […]

Autism Trauma Care Bill passed

New Jersey, USA : Both house and Senate have approved and passed the Autism Trauma and Care act. Implications of the passing of this bill means a vast improvement in the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support (Autism CARES) Act, and the  Improving Trauma Care Act of 2014. Making the policy more workable for the […]

Manning Apologizes for Leaking Documents: Are Autism Symptoms an Excuse?

Former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning apologized for leaking 750,000 secret documents to the WikiLeaks website in the hopes of receiving a lighter sentence for his espionage conviction. “I only wanted to help people, not hurt people,” he said. His sentence will be decided by Col. Denise Lind, the judge for the case, who […]

Advocates and Virginia lawmakers to discuss challenges adults with autism are facing today

Charlottesville, Va. — Autism advocates and lawmakers in Virginia are set to meet Sept. 28 to sit down and discuss the challenges that adults with autism spectrum disorder are facing. The advocates and lawmakers will be meeting in an activity-filled event, which will feature workshops, presentations, and informal networking sessions. Among the presenters in the […]

Illinois state panel wants to add autism, pain, PTSD to medical marijuana list

Springfield, Ill. — A state panel in Illinois recommended that patients with conditions such as autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, osteoarthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and pain conditions be allowed to take medicinal marijuana. The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory board voted to add to the state’s existing list of ailments that may qualify patients to medicinal marijuana […]