New Brunswick couple donate littermate to autistic girl after hers was shot

New Brunswick, Canada– A New Brunswick couple have become modern day heroes after a dog trained specifically for a little autistic girl in Nova Scotia was tragically shot and killed a few days before it was due to be delivered to her. The dog called Jude, had undergone rigorous training to support the little girl […]

Cleopatra the Goat helps Autistic Children at School

Hemet High School, California – a 9 month old goat named Cleopatra helps autistic children. The special education class has 8 students, all of whom are on the autistic spectrum. The students feed, walk and tend to Cleopatra each day at school. The children learn from this about responsibility. Tony Dixon who teaches the class […]

Encountering People with Autism DVD Launched in Pittsburgh

Allegheny County, Pittsburgh – District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala Jr has commissioned the production of a DVD called “Encountering People with Autism“. The DVD is for police and other first responders who may come into contact with the public who have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The project was encouraged by Scott Bailey, a full-time Allegheny […]

Charity Autism Wessex Urge Local Community to Donate Unwanted Christmas Gifts

Dorset, UK – Autism Wessex is a charity that provides services for autistic individuals as well as those who have other developmental disorders and learning disabilities. They are urging people to donate unwanted Christmas gifts so that they can be used as raffle prizes to help raise funds for the charity. It is reported in […]

Single mother of autistic boys target of ignorant neighbours

A single mother of two autistic boys from Bromley near Colchester UK, has become the target of a disparaging letter from her neighbours. The letter which was posted anonymously through her door on New Years Eve, has caused huge ripples within the autism community. Annie Sands, mother to Sebastian, 14 and Reuben, 13, was kind […]

Vile arsonist destroy autistic boy’s Christmas dream

Manchester, UK- Cowardly arsonists have destroyed an autistic boy’s dream Christmas present of a sensory play house in the garden, by maliciously setting fire to it. Seven year old Harvey Ratcliffe is severely autistic, and parents Fiona and Wesley had saved for months to convert the garden shed into a sensory room for their son, full of expensive light […]

Scottish Politician Mark McDonald’s Call for More Pantomimes to be Autism Friendly.

Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald, Aberdeen – is calling for more pantomime performances to be Autism Friendly. He told The Extra that there are an estimated 50,000 people in Scotland who are on the autistic spectrum. “This highlights why we need mor autism-friendly shows to allow all families across Scotland to be able to celebrate […]

Alison Neil, Parent Carer from Glasgow

Alison Neil lives with Paul, her partner of 17 years and their 4 children. Liam 14 and twins Erin and Aiden 11 are on the Autistic spectrum. Anthony 3 does not have a diagnosis of Autism but Alison told us that Autism is always at the back of her mind. Alison contacted Autism Daily Newscast […]

Skateboard Exhibition in Las Vegas Raises Money for Autism Charities

City of the World Art Gallery, Las Vegas – 160 hand-painted skateboards are on display in the gallery during the Artists for Autism Skateboard Project exhibition. One skateboard portrays Jack Nicholson as Jack Torrance from the film, The Shining The exhibition has been coordinated by the Autism Community Trust (ACT) which is a local non-profit […]

Sam Trapnell an Autistic Young Man from Georgia uses his Love of Reading to Help Children

  Sam Trapnell 21, Ringgold, Georgia – is at present unable to find paid work but is using his love of reading to help children. Sam volunteers at Catoosa County Library in Ringgold and Barnes & Noble at Hamilton Place. At both venues he sits and reads to children. His mother Jayne Trapnell is reported […]