Directory launched for people living around autism in Hertfordshire, UK

Herts, UK –  A new directory with the aim of providing a better service to people living with around autism has been launched in Hertfordshire, UK. The directory has been produced with the aim of helping the 18,000 or so people on the spectrum and their families, friends and employers, providing reference, information and contact […]

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 […]

Press Release – Autism’s got Talent Roadshow comes to Middlesbrough!!

– Autism’s Got Talent, organised by Anna and her team and now in its fourth year, is coming to Teesside for the very first time in partnership with Tees Valley autism charity Daisy Chain.The show, to be staged at the University, celebrates and showcases the many talents which youngsters on the autistic spectrum can display. […]

Google poaches top US neuroscientist to lead mental health project

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — After visiting Silicon Valley this summer for a tour of tech companies including Apple, Google and IBM, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health is coming back — this time to work here. We all know Google as a technology company which has pushed barriers in topical news, internet […]

CrossFit 8 Mile Hosts Lift Up Autism

Livonia, Mich. — A crossfit gym in Livonia, Mich. is hosting ‘Lift Up Autism’ to raise funds for the Roosevelt ASD program of the Roosevelt Elementary School and the national autism research. The fundraiser also hopes to help local ASD programs in the city. Couples Nick and Monica Carignan, who are co-owners at the CrossFit […]

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 […]

Podcast: A Different Way of Seeing Autism with Dr. Barry Prizant

Barry Prizant is one of the world’s leading authorities on autism, with more than 40 years experience as a scholar, researcher, and international consultant for individuals with autism and their families. He’s an adjunct professor at Brown University and author of Uniquely Human. How is Barry’s new book, Uniquely Human, helping people better understand autism? […]

Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Festival Back in Tybee

Tybee Island, Ga. — Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Festival occurred again on September 12th in Tybee. Surfers for Autism is an organization formed way back in 2008 by a group of surfers from Deerfield Beach in Florida, who wanted to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder have fun by surfing. Aside from Tybee, […]

George Perez to Host ‘Comedy Show for Autism’ Featuring National Comic Tom Green – October 21

FULLERTON, Calif., Sept. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For a fifth consecutive year, national comic GEORGE PEREZ will host the 600-person Comedy Show for Autism, featuring TOM GREEN, SAM TRIPOLI, KATE QUIGLEY, KEITH REZA, JOSHUA MEYROWITZ, and SUPERNAKED, all performing in support of Fullerton autism charities and special education programs, at the Fullerton Cares 5th […]

Housing project for adults with autism to be built in Dennis, Mass.

Dennis, Mass. — A housing project championed by the Friends or Relatives with Autism and Related Disorders (FORWARD) is one step closer to becoming a reality as the selectmen of Dennis County approved a 99-year lease of a 4.9 acres of land located in Hokum Rock Road. The $1.5 million-project will be home to eight […]