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 […]

Popular internet cafe re-launches in Portsmouth UK

  Portsmouth, England – An internet café for young people with autism has reopened this September after scooping a lottery grant worth almost £10,000. The charity Portsmouth Autism Support Network (PASN) obtained the cash so that it could move its Autinet computer sessions to a new facility after the previous venue became cramped. “The level […]

Russian supermodel joins forces with London moms to help children with autism in Russia

Editors note Factual corrections to this article were made on September 16. London — Russian supermodel Natalia Vodianova, who also happens to be the woman behind the Naked Heart Foundation, has joined forces with “Russian Moms in London“— a web-based group of Russian-speaking women living in London— in the hope of helping those children who […]

Israeli family kicked out of Swiss International Airlines flight because of son with autism

Geneva, Switzerland — An Israeli family who were on board a Swiss International Airlines connecting flight bound for Geneva, Switzerland were kicked out of the flight by the airline staff because of their son, who has autism. Autism Daily Newscast has reported on a similar incident with other airlines in the past. – This occurred in […]

My Circle of Girls: Bringing Girls with Autism Together

Durham, NC — A mother of a six-year-old girl with autism is reaching out to families caring for young girls with autism— to let them know that there is a community especially for them in ‘My Circle of Girls’. It is a well-known fact based on researches and studies that boys are more likely to […]

Facing the challenges of autism in Iran

Isfahan, Iran — The number of individuals affected by autism is rising everywhere in the world— even in countries where not many are aware of, or know really much about the condition— including Iran. Yalda Hojjati is 35 years old. When she was a child, her parents brought her to numerous doctors to find out […]

Lego-compatible prosthetic arms lets kids customize their own attachments – w/video

Umeå, Sweden — In an effort to help build the confidence of children in need of wearing prosthetic limbs, Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar of the Umeå University of Sweden came up with something that children of all ages will surely appreciate— Lego-compatible prosthetic arms. Carlos’ IKO arms functions very similarly to that of the conventional […]

Child with autism refused entry in Ikea’s playground – again

Dortmund, Germany — A mother of a five-year-old with autism was left outraged after the staff of Ikea’s Dortmund branch in Germany refused to let him in at the establishment’s play area. Bianca Amanzada was planning to leave her son, Alyschah-Paul, at Ikea’s supervised play area while she shops at the establishment, but the staff […]

Play Place for children with autism soon to open

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — A mother in Michigan tried to look for a place where her child— who has autism— can play freely without being judge by others. She didn’t find any. So she made one herself. According to Shell Jones whose son was diagnosed with autism at age two and a half years, she […]

Autism Initiatives focuses on helping adults with autism

Derry, Northern Ireland — While a lot of centers are now starting to open their doors to help cater to the special needs of the growing number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the same can not be said for the adults dealing with the same developmental condition. But one organization based in Derry, Northern Ireland, […]