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 […]

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 […]

Autistic friendly performances especially in Chicago becoming more common

Chicago, USA – A leader in offering barrier free performances for families with autistic children Chicago Children’s Theatre (CCT) does it again. This time they have set aside all 235 seats on November 1st for the performance of the currently running “A Year with Frog and Toad“. Why all seats? As they say on the web site: “This creates […]

Mencap offers support to UK family members with learning disabilities like autism

  John and Andrew are twins with autism who live in the United Kingdom. They both also suffer from learning difficulties and mental health issues, which make their daily lives challenging. Their father took early retirement to help with their care. When he passed away from cancer, their mother was overwhelmed, until she contacted Mencap. […]

Architect Creates Autism-Friendly Guidelines for Builders

Dr. Magda Mostafa is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architectural Engineering at the American University in Cairo who also serves as Deputy Vice-President for Africa in the UNESCO-International Union of Architects’ Education Commission and Validation Council. In 2002, while she was studying for her PhD at the University of Cairo, she was asked […]

Autism friendly theater play: The Lion King

Autism Daily Newscast recently reported on the increasing numbers of films that are being presented in autism friendly setting. Live theater is also taking up the challenge of offering special productions for children with special needs. If taking a small child to watch a theater play has proven to be a challenge, you can just […]

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 […]

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 […]