Kansas school test robots with autistic children

Witchita, Kan – An autism specific school in Witchita, Kansas is testing out social robots with their pupils to develop their social and human interaction skills. The experimental program at Heartspring features $16,000 robots that are programmed to sing, converse, dance, recognise faces, features, and even calm themselves after they fall. One robot was programmed […]

Appeal for UK parents participation in Anna Kennedy survey

Autism campaigner and advocate Anna Kennedy is appealing for feedback and participation from parents to a survey that she plans to present to the Houses of commons. The survey aims to get at least 1,000 participants before the end of November and touches on key issues like diagnosis, inclusion and bullying. It takes around five […]

Chess club for autistic and gifted children comes fourth in Tasmanian state wide competition

Tasmania, Australia – A chess club which started last year for autistic and gifted children becomes one of the largest chess club for kids in Australia. Each year 200 of Tasmania’s best junior chess players compete against each other and test their skills. The state wide tournament is usually attended by schools but this year […]

National Autism Association Conference from November 14 – 17 in Florida

St. Pete Beach, Florida – Reminder, The National Autism Association Conference from November 14 – 17 is open for registrations. The National Autism Association (NAA) is a n nonprofit organization founded in 200. NAA is a parent-run advocacy organization with 25,000 email subscribers. and the leading voice on urgent issues related to severe autism, regressive autism, […]

Mother accused of attempted murder of autistic daughter wants to write parenting book

Traverse City, Michigan – A mother who stands accused of trying to murder her 14 year old autistic daughter and then trying to kill herself has admitted she wants to write a parenting book for parents with autistic children. Autism Daily Newscast reported the harrowing story of Kelli Stapleton on September 6. Ms Stapleton, 45 […]

Volunteers install backyard fence to protect autistic boy

News Brief – Lancaster, Ohio The fence went up yesterday and the gates were finished today so 9 year old Kyle, finally had his fence enclosing the backyard. Like so many children with autism, Kyle doesn’t realize the dangers around where he lives. He is able to unlock the doors to the house and go […]

Mexican man with Aspergers wins the right to make his own decisions

A 25 year old man with an Aspergers diagnosis has won the right to make his own decisions regarding his life free from parental consent. Ricardo Aldair took his case to the Supreme Court, as under Mexican law, he was did not have the right to make key decisions about his future. Under Mexican law, […]

Moscow hosts forum on autism

International Forum Every Child Deserves a Family is being held from October 14-17th in Moscow, Russia. This is the second annual event. The topic of this year’s forum is “Autism: Effective methods of providing assistance to people with autism spectrum disorders. Experience in Russia and abroad”. It is expected to be attended by more than […]

The Autism Directory Charity is Swishing for Autism

On the 26th October, The Autism Directory will be holding the event, Swishing for Autism at The Little Shop of Calm, in Cowbridge, UK. What is swishing? The Autism Directory explains. ‘The concept is simple… you offer up our loved but no longer wanted fashion items and swap them for something else that takes your […]

Hearts and Minds Challenge Charity offers a wide range of Autism Services

Hearts and Minds Challenge is a charitable organisation that was set up in 2010 and is based in Manchester UK. It aims to support children with autism in the UK and also in Ireland.  Their Mission ‘is to raise the quality of life of individuals and their families affected by autism by ensuring the highest […]