Homeschooling and Autism

Educating a child with autism is challenging Traditional classroom methods are often unsuccessful, and many schools are ill-equipped to meet the needs of children with learning differences. Most children with autism also suffer from sensory issues, which can be easily triggered in a classroom of 20 to 30 children, with florescent lights, scratchy chalk, and […]

New research claims use of acetaminophen / paracetamol correlates with Autism and ADHD diagnosis rise

Correlation with common over the counter acetaminophen and the rise of autism Revolutionary new research published in the Journal of Evolutionary Medicine claims to have found a correlation in the rise of Autism and ADHD and asthma diagnosis with use of  acetaminophen, the main  component of painkiller Paracetamol in genetically or metabolically susceptible children, and the use […]

Autistic friendly performances especially in Chicago becoming more common

Chicago, USA – A leader in offering barrier free performances for families with autistic children Chicago Children’s Theatre (CCT) does it again. This time they have set aside all 235 seats on November 1st for the performance of the currently running “A Year with Frog and Toad“. Why all seats? As they say on the web site: “This creates […]

Minecraft Welcomes Autistic Players Through AutCraft

Minecraft, the highly popular game that involves building virtual worlds  and is described as “a game about breaking and placing blocks“. Often the comparison to “LEGO® but of course it is so much more.  There are even Mindcraft players who have become “celebrities”. Autism Blogger Stuart Duncan, a parent of an autistic son and enthusiast of Minecraft […]

Can the drug Ecstasy be of assistance in autism therapy?

Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz and Michael Shure from the The Young Turks discuss the potential use of Ecstasy in therapeutic uses with autism. Ana begins, “The California Review Panel has decided to allow scientist to do a study on MDMA and what it could potentially do to help those who are born with autism. So this […]

Autism in Peru Today – fashion shows, film and national support

The charitable organization “Siempre Amanecer” is holding its yearly fashion show on Monday, Oct. 28, in aid of its programs with children with Autism. This will be their fourth annual show to raise funds in aid of the a school for children with high functioning Autism, that was started in 2003. The school was founded by Mirela Alfaro, a […]

Tom Hanks – one of the genuine good guys, enjoys meeting an autistic fan

Videos of Tom Hanks meeting Sarah Moretti, an autistic teen and super fan of Hanks, went viral over the Internet yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 24, after a link was posted on Reddit. Surprisingly, these videos were uploaded over six months ago in March, 2013. Hanks, 57 and a father of four, invited Moretti backstage while he was on Broadway […]

A theatrical early intervention scheme for autism

Theatre, and theatre studies may prove invaluable to children and young adults when enhancing their communication and social inhibition issues. A study released October 22 in the Journal of Autism Research has indicated that children with autism and ASDs respond exceedingly well to theatre in particular musical theatre as part of their early intervention and […]

Swedish footballer makes the difference for one 8 year old fan with Williams syndrome

  What started out as a small “personal interest” story in a sports magazine suddenly became viral. Social networks across Sweden have been telling the story of Kim Källström and 8 year old Max who has Williams syndrome. Max and ten children with Williams syndrome had the pleasure to be mascots for the Swedish football stars […]

Autistic children less approachable than their peers, new study say

A new study conducted by Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, has shown that autistic children are less approachable and deemed to be less trustworthy than their peers of a similar age group. The study, published in the Journal of Autism and developmental disorders suggests that typical children are also less friendly towards children with […]