Author Steve Silberman pushes for change in how people see autism

San Francisco — U.S. Journalist and Author Steve Silberman wants to change how the world sees people with autism. Silberman, whose book ‘Neurotribes’ made it to the Samuel Johnson Prize 2015 longlist, wants everyone to stop seeing autism spectrum disorder merely as a disability. ‘Neurotribes’ was first intended to be a book about the autism […]

Book Review: “NeuroTribes” – I loved this but…

Steve Silberman’s “NeuroTribes: the legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently” is a book that needs no introduction.  This monumental much anticipated history of autism has hit the best seller lists running and small wonder – it’s got it all – or nearly. I’ll come back to that later. […]

Press Release – Aspergers Duo Creates Entertaining, Educational Webisodes for Autistic Kids and their Peers

Kayle Concepts announces their innovative ‘Bluebee TeeVee’ autism education initiative in partnership with Geek Club Books autism storytelling nonprofit and QSAC (Quality Services for the Autism Community). NEW YORK – Schools are entering into the era of the inclusion model, where all students—even those with disabilities—learn and participate in the classroom together. And yet, there […]

Self-advocacy for people with Autism

Any parent of a child with autism has been an advocate at one time or another. We advocate to get services, medical treatments, and to spread awareness. As our children grow, it becomes necessary to give them the tools that will allow them to live as independently and fully as possible. Self-advocacy is crucial to […]

Interview with author Kevin Berry on his new book ‘Stim’

‘Robert is different. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. Follow his entertaining and highly empathetic story as he struggles to realise and accept who he really is, try to understand other people – which he cannot – and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend – he’s […]

What is Autism Advocacy?

The the main categories of autism advocates. It’s a word anybody who is familiar with the autism community has heard – advocacy. It seems as though everybody is an advocate for autism. Some are advocating for better services, and for laws aimed to help families and fund research. Others are advocating for their own children, […]

Author Justine Edward on her book ‘Shine’

‘A heart warming picture book which encourages every child to believe in themselves and reach for their dreams.’ (Shine) Justine Edward’s from Far North Queensland, Australia, recently came to the attention of Autism Daily Newscast when she tweeted about her newly published book, ‘Shine’ which is a book illustrated by Karl Gabriel, 7, who has […]

SEN Assist, Specialist Software for Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Adele Devine is a specialist teacher who works in an Autism specific school. As well as being co-founder with her husband Quentin of the Award Winning SEN Assist which offer products and resources for children with special educational needs. They are ‘a couple on a mission to help ALL students access an individual education and […]

Mari Nosal on the ‘Ten Commandments of Interacting With Kids on the Autism Spectrum’

Mari Nosal from Plymouth, Massachusetts, has used her own experiences of raising a child with Asperger’s Syndrome, now a young man, and her years of professional experience working with both children and parents within the autism community to help and inform others. Mari is a published autism author and blogger with over 25 years’ experience […]

Jon Stewart of The Daily Show boosts sales of book on autism

The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism by Naoki Higashida jumped to  No. 2 from No. 556 on Amazon, more than a month after its release, the day after a guest appearance by co-translator David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Stewart says on the show, which aired […]