Reaching for the Sky – An Interview with an autistic balloon pilot

Today I was lucky enough to speak to Charlie Timbrell, an inspirational young man who was diagnosed Autistic aged seven, who has just achieved his life long dream of owning his own hot air balloon! Charlie was keen to explain that in his words: “ I felt since I have been become a hot air […]

Robert Kennedy Jr : Thimerosal, vaccination and political fireworks

Robert Kennedy Jr has once again inflamed the Thimerosal vaccination debate by threatening to publish his book “Thimerosal: Let the Science speak” which contains information he claims the CDC is hiding from the American public. It’s not the first time Kennedy, an attorney for the natural defence council has made the claim, and been rebuffed. […]

Blogging mother, Temporary Tourist, shares her experiences of Disney’s Guest Assistance rule change

We’ve had mixed responses on Disney’s decision to change the Guest Assistance Card system. We reported Autism Hippie’s experiences on October 11. Disney implemented a change in their guest assistance cards for children and adults with special needs on October 9 after reports that people were flagrantly abusing the old system. Cards called Disability Access […]

Donald Trump Says Vaccines Caused An ‘Autism Epidemic’ — Wrong, Misleading and Dangerous

Donald Trump decided to take on the role of doctor in Wednesday’s Republican debate, boldly stating that we need to rethink the way we vaccinate children. Though he claims to be “totally in favor of vaccines,” Trump also stated that from his own personal experience, vaccinations can lead to autism. Candidate Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon, […]

N.J. judge: Mother can’t bring medical marijuana to her child at school

TRENTON — The mother of a teenage New Jersey girl with epilepsy cannot come to school to feed her daughter cannabis oil that has helped control her seizures, a state judge ruled Tuesday, saying state and federal drug possession laws trump their right to use medical marijuana on school grounds. Half of the states in the […]

Yale researchers study autism in girls

New Haven, Conn. — A group of researchers from Yale are conducting a clinical study aimed at getting a closer look at autism in young girls. Autism in girls are considered extremely rare and symptoms do not usually manifest in the same way they do in young boys. Because of this, the developmental condition is […]

Autism and Anxiety – Part 3 – tips for dealing with anxiety.

The previous two articles in this series looked at anxiety in people with autism, and how it can affect them. This article will try and look at some of the things that can be done to either stop anxiety, or lessen its impact. The tips might not work for everyone, and each individual will have […]

Andrew Wakefield’s MMR and vaccination claim resurfaces

There seems to be some new research published weekly that refutes to make a claim that discredited Doctor Andrew Wakefield’s claims to a link between the MMR vaccination and Autism development. Autism Daily Newscast would like to point out that NO medical evidence has yet been determined for the causes or development of Autism or […]

Help Your Child with Autism Build Stronger Bonds through Eye Contact

“LOOK AT ME” – No one likes to be forced to do anything, especially kids. As a parent, you know it’s difficult for your child with autism to make eye contact, which sometimes leads you to say:  “Look at me.”  As parents, caretakers, and teachers, we sometimes find ourselves demanding that our kids give eye […]

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Asperger’s Syndrome: A Developmental Puzzle by Michael McCroskery

Editor’s Note: Understanding, perspectives and language change over time. Individuals on the spectrum have been writing about their experience of autism for many years… often unheard. When Michael approached us to reprint an article that he wrote 15 years ago for Autism Awareness Month, Autism Daily Newscast gladly agreed to share his submission. Cognitive and social skills, […]