Can Adults with Autism Achieve Independence?

Research shows that young adults with autism are more likely to live with their parents than those with other diagnoses. The National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, a long-term, federally funded survey of special education students and their parents, followed 620 individuals with autism, 450 with intellectual disabilities, 410 with learning disabilities, and 380 with emotional disturbance […]

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 […]

Enzymes responsible for Autistic brain pathways isolated

A number of enzymes (proteins that aid in biological reactions) have been pin-pointed in having a profound effect on the genetic building and neurological pathways associated closely with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The family of proteins, called topoisomerases are predominantly responsible for winding and unwinding DNA during the process of replication, when new cells are […]

How Do Children with Autism Play?

Experts agree that play is a vital part of a child’s development. Play during early childhood helps children to develop gross and fine motor skills, and can help them to learn basic academic concepts. Play is also integral in helping children to learn social skills, such as empathy, cooperation, and collaboration. How is play affected […]

New film provides insight into life of a mother who killed autistic son

A mother, charged with murdering her 14 year old son is the subject of a new documentary film to be shown by the Autism Media Channel in America. The Chicago mother, Dorothy Spourdalakis was found guilty and charged to be held without bond along side caretaker Jolanta Agata Skordzka, for the murder of Alex Spourdalakis in June […]

Autism and Loneliness

One of the main symptoms of autism spectrum disorder is a lack of social reciprocity. People with autism have difficulty reading and using social cues appropriately. Human beings are social animals, and a disorder that impairs one’s ability to create and maintain satisfying relationships is a deficit that affects many aspects of life, both personally […]

The TEACCH Program Provides a Customized Learning Environment for People with ASD

Even as the challenges associated with autism are persistent and far-reaching, there seems to be a growing number of evidence-based methods to undergird and strengthen autistic people to overcome the obstacles to a fulfilling life. The University of North Carolina has established a successful program called TEACCH, Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped […]

Back to School: Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

Summer vacation is nearly over and parents are getting their children ready to go back to school. This transition is difficult for all children and can be especially challenging for children with autism. This article is the first in a series of three that will address some of the challenges parents of children with autism face […]

Model Me Kids Curriculum Effectively Teaches Social Skills Through Video Modeling

It’s an ancient teaching method for students copy the style of their masters in developing their own skill, whether it’s drawing, sculpting, or writing literature. Even the role of parenting is essentially a modeling approach for children to learn social skills, values, and common sense. This model of teaching has not waned in effectiveness: two […]

Did the New York Times get it wrong in linking Autism and Cancer genes?

Research into two unrelated genetic mutations in cells have shown a link between a specific cancer gene and Autism, say the New York Times. This is based on research conducted by the University of Washington into mutates cancer gene, called PTEN. Around 10% of people with the mutation, which causes cancers of the breast, colon, thyroid […]