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 […]

Durham community come out in their thousands to support Autistic teen

Hundreds of bikers congregated in Durham, Ontario on August 23, to rally their support for the family of Autistic teen Max Begley, 13 who received a disgusting letter from a neighbour whilst staying at his grandmother’s house in Newcastle, Canada. The rally was a direct affront to Durham regional police’s statement after conferring with crown […]

Paris Askate Skateboarding event invites Autistic children to try a new sport

We all know that sport and exercise is good for body, mind and soul, and having Autism or an ASD diagnosis should not stand in the way of a child, or adult having fun, branching out and doing something different. Last week we brought you the inspirational story of Anthony Ianni Michigan State Basketball player […]

Autism-Friendly Films for Autistic Moviegoers and Their Friends and Family

Autistic children and adults who may love watching movies but dread the movie theatre can now enjoy new releases in an autism-friendly theatre environment. Several cinemas in the US and UK are offering monthly showings in an auditorium suitable for an autistic audience. The autism-friendly auditorium will have dimmed lights (rather than complete dark), reduced […]

Ontario people rally together in support of hate letter teen

The people of Durham, Ontario are rallying together, quite literally, in support of the family of the Autistic teen who received a hate letter on August 16. As Autism Daily Newscast reported on August 21 that the letter received by Brenda Milson, grandmother of 13 year old Max Begley at her home in Newcastle, was […]

Lancaster Guardian Jo Worgan on her second book ‘My Life with Tom, Living With Autism’

When the midwife hands you a small squealing bundle after a few hours of what is possibly the most intense pain you have ever endured, the reaction is unspoken and almost universal. You count the tiny fingers extending towards your warmth, count the toes, and then, you look into the eyes of a being you’ve […]

Ontario Autism letter – not a hate crime, say Police

Durham Regional Police, Ontario, after consulting the Crown officials announce that a hateful letter, telling a family to ‘euthanize’ their  Autistic teen is not a Hate Crime. Autism Daily Newscast reported yesterday that a letter sent to a  grandmother, Brenda Milson’s home in Newcastle, Ontario about 100 km east of Toronto. The letter as shown in our earlier […]

Quick Trainer Device Shows Potential for Toilet Training Children with Autism

A new toilet training device developed by researchers at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York shows potential in reducing the time it takes to toilet train children with autism. Called Quick Trainer, the device consists of a disposable, self-adhesive pad with a built-in sensor, an iPod, and a reusable Bluetooth transmitter. The child […]

Autistic teen targeted by malicious hate letter

An Canadian family is shocked by a hateful letter sent to their Autistic teenager. The response throughout North America and the rest of the world shows support as the story goes viral across Twitter and Facebook. The letter, sent to the  family by an anonymous neighbour calling herself  “one pissed off mother”, is a vitriolic […]

Inspirational Anthony Ianni’s fight to overcome and educate about Autism and Bullying

Inspiration: noun an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration. something inspired, as an idea. a result of inspired activity. a thing or person that inspires. Theology : a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul. b. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced. That, neatly sums up all this humbled Autism Daily Newscast reporter learnt about Anthony Iannis in a frank and humbling interview on a mediocre Monday afternoon. Anthony Ianni, has proved people wrong all of his life. From medical professionals who said that he would require […]