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 […]

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 […]

Is professor using ‘Ouiji Board’ science to defend herself in sex abuse case?

In a 2011 article, Rutgers-Newark professor Anna Stubblefield offered a staunch defense of the controversial communication method known as “facilitated communication”. Autism Daily Newscast has covered a number of important stories involving autistics who use facilitated communication (FC). Carly Fleishmann is perhaps the most known in the public arena but there are many more. The recent case […]

Update – Boy with autism who was locked in cage at ACT Government school, Principal loses job

Canberra, Australia – In March this year a young boy who is on the autistic spectrum was put into a metal cage at his ACT government school. This was used as a withdrawal space. Following a report into the incident, after a complaint was made to the Children and Young People’s Commissioner, the Principal of […]

Opinion : The awful truth about trolling in the autism community

You may or may not have noticed, that my opinion writing has become less and less in the past few months. Whilst being unsure that this is the right platform to make a personal self-disclosing post I feel strongly that the content of this post will be relateable  to many of our readers. Trolling and internet […]

Update – 19-year-old sentenced to 30 years in prison for beating teen with autism

Okeechobee, Fla. — A 19-year-old who was videotaped beating a helpless 16-year-old with autism last year has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. We reported on this vicious assault last August, Two people arrested after viciously beating a child with autism. Andrew Wheeler was sentenced to 30 years in prison after Judge Sherwood Bauer […]

Man with autism murdered by teenagers – w/video

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. — A 36-year-old man with autism was murdered by a group of teenagers a week ago on Tuesday evening as he was leaving a local store. According to police reports, Carl Starke was on his way to see his mother after he left the store at the Vista Cove Condos when the […]

UPDATE: case on caging of student with autism in Australian school still not over

Canberra, Australia — It has been 16 weeks since investigation on an incident involving a student with autism who was caged in a primary school in Australia started, and it looks like the inquiry being held by authorities still isn’t about to end anytime soon. According to ACT Education Minister Joy Burch’s office, however, the […]

Kentucky case spotlights problem of untrained law enforcement disciplining students with disabilities: w/video

COVINGTON, Ky. — A deputy sheriff shackled two elementary school children who have disabilities, causing them pain and trauma, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Children’s Law Center, and Dinsmore & Shohl.  The children, an 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, were so small that the school […]

Police officer replaces woman with autism’s stolen bike – w/video

CHANDLER, Ariz. — A 23-year-old woman with autism found out several weeks ago that the only thing she depended on to go around places was taken away from her by a thief. Candice Johnson depended on her bike whenever she needed to go to places or run errands. Not only did her bike help her […]