The Diddygolf Challenge, Raising Money for Wirral Autistic Society

The adventure miniature golf centre situated on the promenade in New Brighton, Wirral, UK, will be the venue for a mini golf tournament which will be raising funds on Friday 4th October for the Wirral Autistic Society. The society provides a range of services to individuals with autism and social ad communication difficulties. Rick Myers, […]

Martial Arts Kicks Butt at Developing Kids with Autism

Kids with autism may have been excluded from participating in rigorous and intense sports, but martial arts is not one of these sports. Studies have proven and parents have reported the developmental progress of their autistic children due to martial arts training. Not only do motor skills and coordination improve, but also communication skills and […]

Tom Nasmyth-Shaw hopes to raise £3000 to support families with young children who are on the autistic spectrum.

Tom, 29 from South Wales, UK, plans to ‘sleep on the streets for a week’ in London, to raise money for famines with autistic children. He wants to highlight the need and importance of early intervention therapies for young children on the autistic spectrum. Tom, who is a manager in the adult social care sector, […]

An Artist with Autism Becomes an Inspiration

Dallas Looman is an aspiring professional artist about to receive an Award of Excellence and $2,000 for his artwork in Washington D.C. Dallas was also diagnosed with autism when he was two and a half years old. Limited by his language ability, Dallas took up art as a way to express himself and to communicate […]

RyanAir make embarrassing Autism payout

RyanAir have made a donation to Autism Ireland just days after they asked two volunteers for the charity to print out their boarding passes before embarking on a fundraising venture. The incident happened on September 21 in Dublin airport, and two cyclists were forced to hand over 70 Euros each for boarding their bicycles onto […]

Unique Kidz and Co launch appeal to raise £200,000 for new centre of Excellence

Unique Kidz and Co is an award winning disabled charity based in Lancaster, Lancashire UK. The charity was formed in 2009 by Denise Armer and Jane Haplin, two mothers of special needs children.  Denise Armer has a son, 12 who is autistic and has severe learning disabilities. Denise told Autism Daily Newscast that, “he is […]

Olley Edwards on ‘Why Aren’t Normal People Normal?’

What is it really like to grow up as a young woman with Asperger Syndrome? Olley Edwards, a UK born actress, model and mother to three young girls decided to use her own experiences to help others. Olley, herself has Asperger Syndrome and two of her daughters are on the autistic spectrum. Honey was diagnosed […]

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 […]

Online Autism Charity Event: A Sensory Garden for Luiz

Janine Da Silva, 35, from Barrow In Furness UK was both delighted and grateful when a locally based fundraising fund, Harrisons Fund, offered to set up an appeal named ‘Luiz Garden Appeal’ to raise money for her son Luiz, 3, to have a fully landscaped sensory garden.   Harrison’s Fun Fund is a Facebook fundraising […]

Harry’s Buttons Offers Employment to Adults with Autism

Any parent raising a child with autism knows what it’s like to worry about their child’s future. Harry Engnell Sr. was no different. When his son, Harry Jr. graduated from high school in 2003, there were few opportunities for adults with autism in the workplace. Then they bought a button machine. “We had a button-making […]