South Shields Restaurant Create Charity Dish to Raise Money for Autism

Restaurant, ‘Orangegrass Thai and Oriental Cuisine’,South Shields, South Tyneside – during the 2 weeks Christmas holidays the restaurant created a charity dish with 50 per cent of the sales going to the North East Autism Society. The Shields Gazette reported that almost £300 has been raised for the charity. North East Autism Society provides autism-specific […]

A Revised Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers

USA, Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers – Sean Patterson reports that a new study published in the journal Paediatrics is more accurate than previous versions. The screening tool can be used to diagnose children as young as 16 months old. Deborah Fein, senior author of the study and a researcher at the University of […]

National Autistic Society (NAS) are Campaigning with People in Nottingham to Save Local Autism Service

NAS, UK – are campaigning with local people from Nottingham to save the Adults with Asperger’s Team. The NAS report that the team have supported at least 10 per cent of the adult population living with Asperger syndrome in the county. They state on their website: ‘Nottinghamshire County Council is considering disbanding the team as […]

Paralysed Dog Brings Comfort to Autistic Children

 Tampa, Florida – Sandy Lewers 55, adopts paralysed dog from Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Sandy told ABC News reporter Ben Gittleson that she had no intention of buying a dog when she went to the shelter but that when she saw Willie the dachshund her heart melted. Willie was discovered by a staff member from […]

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 […]

Micro movements a way of diagnosing autism, say researchers

Tiny movements of the eye that are not even visible to the human eye are being studied by researchers in the University of Indiana as a means to detect autism and autistic spectrum disorder. The tiny micro movements and their frequency can also be an indicator as to the severity of the symptoms according to […]

Beijing support center helps autism sufferers find work

Bejing- Young adults with autism are being helped back to work through the efforts of a charity set up last year. The Kangnazhou Autism Family Support Center, based in the city’s Changping district, has already offered “simulated employment” training to 700 students since opening in July 2012. Students at the center, which was co-founded by […]

Accountant with Autism Jailed for Smuggling $2.4 Million

When it comes to individuals with autism, often, many have a low IQ yet show extraordinary skill in certain subjects, such as memorizing each and every one of the presidents of the United States in extreme detail, or knowing everything there is to know about the elements on the periodic table. A recent and powerful […]

French mother concedes hunger strike for Autistic daughter after 15 days

We have been following closely the hunger strike started on July 9 by French mother Jacqueline Tiarti as a crusade against the French government’s preference for medical treatment for children and individuals with Autism. On July 23, after 15 days of starvation, Ms Tiarti, from the Calmart region of France was forced to give up […]

Autism today in South Korea and related Social Attitudes

According to a recent study, the prevalence of autism amongst children in South Korea is estimated to be 2.64% of the population of school age children. This can be defined as a high figure from a medical-social perspective, where the highest rates have been in the US were the statistics are usually cited as 1.8% […]