Maryland teenagers videotaped assaults on autistic boy

MECHANICSVILLE, Md.- Police authorities in Maryland allege that two students at Chopticon high school, 17 year old (named in an article by abc as Lauren Bush) and a 15 year old, have filmed multiple assaults on a 16 year old autistic fellow student. Assaults ranged from cutting the boy with a knife to coercing the […]

Expert to the Newton panel says autism and violence not tied.

Hartford, Connecticut, Matthew Lerner, professor of psychology at Stony Brook University – told a commission looking into the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre in Connecticut on Friday Jan 17 that there is no link between autism and increased violent criminal behaviour. Pat Eaton -Robb in the Star Tribune reports that Matthew Lerner said: “Having autism, […]

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 […]

Kevin Healey talks about the Dimensions Charity Question Time Panel at Parliament

On November 18 Kevin Healey was invited to take part in an accessible Question Time Panel for people with learning disabilities and autism. It was organised by the UK charity, Dimensions, who support people with learning disabilities and autism. The event took place at Portcullis House, Westminster, London and coincided with Parliament Week. The Question […]

Mother accused of attempted murder of autistic daughter wants to write parenting book

Traverse City, Michigan – A mother who stands accused of trying to murder her 14 year old autistic daughter and then trying to kill herself has admitted she wants to write a parenting book for parents with autistic children. Autism Daily Newscast reported the harrowing story of Kelli Stapleton on September 6. Ms Stapleton, 45 […]

Kevin Healey on Reporting Impersonation Accounts on Twitter

We have reported several times about Kevin Healey, a leading autism campaigner who is fighting for laws to protect autistic individuals from cyber bullying and online hate crimes. He has successfully implemented a ten minute bill which will be happening at the end of this month in Parliament with regards to this matter. In August […]

Alex Spourdalakis: When media intervention goes wrong in Autism coverage

How far is too far? Do parents of autistic children need more support? A petition has been started urging producers to take down the video featuring interviews with Dorothy Spourdalakis. Autism Daily Newscast reported on the video on August 30, re-telling the story of how Dorothy was an innocent victim of a system who failed her, and […]

Desperate Measures – When a mother can no longer care for her autistic child

Parents of Philippe Telford, a nineteen year old man with severe autism, reached this point last April.  Amanda Telford told CTVnews Ottawa, Canada that she and her husband no longer had the resources physically, mentally, emotionally or financially to provide the care to secure the safety of their son. That week, Philippe had wandered off from […]

Michigan woman accused of attempting to murder Autistic daughter

A Michigan mother who kept a blog, chronicling her experience with an Autistic 14 year old daughter has been charged on warrant with attempted murder. Kelli Stapelton, 45, was found unconscious in her car,  after what police believe to be a suicide attempt  in Grand Rapids. Ms Stapelton was released from hospital after been treated […]

Paedophile does not receive jail sentence because he has Asperger’s syndrome

Liverpool, UK – Allan Clarke, 28, has Asperger’s syndrome. In October 2013, police raided his home after receiving intelligence that he had 250 indecent images stored on his computer. The Liverpool Echo report that 5,243 photographs and 458 movies were found that depicted children being abused. However, Mr Clarke  was spared jail by Judge Stephen […]