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% […]

Bus ads pulled by Seattle Children’s Hospital after Offending Autistic Community

Last Friday, Seattle Children’s Hospital took down advertisements from local buses that had offended a significant portion of the autistic community. The ad read, “Let’s wipe out cancer, diabetes and autism in his lifetime,” a marketing campaign meant to raise awareness and funds to research cures for cancer, diabetes, and to find ways to help […]

Autism Today in Australia

According to the Australian bureaux of statistics, there were approximately 125,000 people affected by ASD, or autism spectrum disorder in Australia in the year 2009. To define this figure, this can be broken down to one in 160 for 6-12 year aged children. The point must be made however, that this figure is speculative, given […]

Germany takes a Leadership Stance in Employing people on the Autism Spectrum

Autism is a disability which is caused due to the mutilation of the development of the brain or the central nervous system. The characteristic of an autistic person is that they have difficulty in social interactions but they are exceptionally good in specific fields. A small computer consulting firm named Auticon in Berlin has employed […]

Camp Thrive helps young adults with autism develop job skills

Shelburne, Ontario, Canada — In an effort to address the pressing problem of unemployment in individuals with autism, a Canadian camp devised a program that will help young adults with autism develop the job skills that they need in order to find employment. Camp Thrive is designed to help young adults with autism identify a […]

Study finds men with autism likely to suffer from depression and ADHD

Gothenburg, Sweden — A team of researchers from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden found that men with autism are likely to suffer from depression or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on top of their autism. In a study published last month in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, the researchers observed 50 out […]

Glade Run builds autism-friendly neighborhood

Zelienople, Pa. — A non-profit organization is building a neighborhood that it intends to be a future home to individuals on the autism spectrum. Glade Run Lutheran Services is now in the process of building the first phase of its $30 million, 12-acre housing development project, called the Jeremiah Village. The organization originally intended the […]