Geocatching and Autism: A perfect match

Geocoaching helps those with autism get out of their shells What is geocatching? noun a form of treasure hunt using GPS, in which an item is hidden somewhere in the world and its coordinates posted on the Internet, so that GPS users can locate it. Toni Brown works Texas Parks and Wildlife as a systems analyst […]

Sally Tonkin Hiking 24 Peaks in 24 Hours for the National Autistic Society

Sally Tonkin from Bradford on Avon, UK, will be hiking the 24 highest Peaks in the Lake District to raise money and awareness for the National Autistic Society. Her six year old son was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in August this year following a 3DI assessment. Although Sally states that ‘it has been a difficult […]

Unsung heroes for autism awareness – New featured section

Autism Daily Newscast launches Profiles in Brief October 30th, marks the launch of another section of our Autism Daily Newscast: Profiles in Brief For the past couple of months, our Current Events Reporter, Jo Worgan has been on a mission to find interesting stories and people on the topic of autism and Jo has come […]

Holkham Hall, Norfolk, UK a fantastic day out for kids with autism – Review

I’m always on the look out for a new and exciting place to take the children especially at half term. No school doesn’t mean that I want them to run wild. I want them to learn something of the history and nature of the area in which we are living. I had my reservations about […]

Sarah Alderson founder of, ‘Autism Storms and Rainbows’ wins Facebook Page of the Year Award

Autism Storms and Rainbows wins Facebook Page Award Sarah Alderson from Morecambe UK, is mum to 3 children, her youngest son Elliot, 4, is on the autistic spectrum. Autism Daily Newscast first reported on Sarah back in September about Sarah’s ‘Red Alert’ posters. Sarah also runs an Autism awareness and support group on Facebook, ‘Autism […]

Autism in Peru Today – fashion shows, film and national support

The charitable organization “Siempre Amanecer” is holding its yearly fashion show on Monday, Oct. 28, in aid of its programs with children with Autism. This will be their fourth annual show to raise funds in aid of the a school for children with high functioning Autism, that was started in 2003. The school was founded by Mirela Alfaro, a […]

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. […]

Tom Hanks – one of the genuine good guys, enjoys meeting an autistic fan

Videos of Tom Hanks meeting Sarah Moretti, an autistic teen and super fan of Hanks, went viral over the Internet yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 24, after a link was posted on Reddit. Surprisingly, these videos were uploaded over six months ago in March, 2013. Hanks, 57 and a father of four, invited Moretti backstage while he was on Broadway […]

Three plays put the spotlight on Autism

As the rate of autism continues to rise, pop culture is taking notice. Several popular television shows have included characters in recent years who are either formally diagnosed, or who share many characteristics with people who are on the autism spectrum. Movies such as Adam and Dear John also portrayed the challenges of living and […]

A theatrical early intervention scheme for autism

Theatre, and theatre studies may prove invaluable to children and young adults when enhancing their communication and social inhibition issues. A study released October 22 in the Journal of Autism Research has indicated that children with autism and ASDs respond exceedingly well to theatre in particular musical theatre as part of their early intervention and […]