Hundreds show up at birthday party for Odin, a boy with asperger’s – w/video

Ontario, Canada — A boy with asperger’s was about to throw a party for his 13th birthday last week. But after waiting a while, the invitations Odin Camus and his mom gave out were still left unanswered. His mom, Melissa Camus, decided to turn to social media for help. Little did they know that they were in for […]

Young man with autism, Reginald “Neli” Latson released from prison

RICHMOND, VA –  We recently reported on the case of Reginald “Neli” Latson, a 23-year-ol man who has autism, who had allegedly assaulted a correctional officer. Our report can be read here. Appeals made to Virginia Governor to intervene in case of man with autism. Advocates from mental health and civil liberties groups asked the […]

UPDATE: Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe grants Reginald “Neli” Latson conditional pardon

Disability organizations have been working very hard the past few months to bring attention to the incarceration of Reginald “Neli” Latson and their work has paid off. This week, Governor Terry McAuliffe granted Neli a conditional pardon. He will now be transferred to a secure treatment center located in Florida where he can receive the […]

Kirby Company helps teen with autism celebrate birthday

Chesterfield County, VA – A teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was given the usual yet much-appreciated birthday gift of a Kirby vacuum cleaner when he turned 14 this year. This story has touched the heart strings of many readers and has been talked about extensively in social media. According to his mother Jodie, Dylan […]

UPDATE: Young man with autism kicked out of college for alleged ‘sexual assault’

Taylor Bruton had no idea that the young man who gave her a hug had been suspended from college until she saw the news report on television that Brian Ferguson had been kicked out of college for allegedly ‘sexually assaulting‘ her.  She explained that after Brian Ferguson hugged and kissed her on the top of her head, that she […]

The kind-hearted shop worker who saved Christmas for a young boy with autism

Widnes, UK – We love happy stories here on Autism Daily Newscast and when we read this story about a shop worker saving Christmas for a young boy on the autism spectrum, then we had to share it with you. Sam, 12, who has autism, received a gift for Christmas from his Uncle, the toy […]

Program helps children with Autism Spectrum Disorders connect with peers

Mumbai, India – A Mumbai-based program that pairs children on the autism spectrum with mainstream youngsters has provided participants with the opportunity to interact with peers, develop friendships and learn valuable social skills. “Buddeez” was founded by Ami Mehta Kothari and Shalini N Kedia, two Mumbai residents and educators who saw a need for children […]

After-school program helps raise autism awareness in UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE – An after-school football program geared towards integrating children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and raising awareness regarding the disorder in the community has recently been developed. Goals UAE was founded by Khawla Barley, the parent of a child with autism who noticed that there was a lack of adequate social programs […]

Athlete Ace Perry asks fan with autism to Prom – w/video

United States – IWA Midsouth Wrestling Pro Ace Perry, has asked his biggest fan Amanda, who has autism, to her junior prom. He was inspired to ask due to Amanda’s dedication to him and career. She leaves messages of his Facebook wall weekly and attends of many of his events as she can. In the […]

Tennessee Valley Lego Club Create Courthouse Model – w/video

Huntsville, Ala. — More than 80 hours of work and 15,000 lego parts later, the Tennessee Valley Lego club was able to prop up the Madison County Courthouse Lego model. But the model was merely a part of the downtown Huntsville model that Pete Campbell was working on, which was created for the benefit of […]