Autism and the Possibility of Romance

Difficulties that impede romance for a person on the autism spectrum may seem insurmountable, such as the ability to understand facial expressions, pick up on nonverbal cues, become comfortable with giving and receiving loving gestures. These relationship specialties are usually the very areas that an autistic person hasn’t developed intuitive knowledge in or perhaps experienced […]

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 […]

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 […]

Children with autism and managing Halloween treats

It is Halloween in two days and many children go trick-or-treating with the aim to collect as much candy as possible. This poses several risks for children on the autism spectrum and leads parents to wonder how they can offer their children a fun and healthy Halloween. Many children with autism follow limited diets. Some […]

Reproductive Technology Council approves application to determine sex of sperm for high risk families

Western Australia – The Reproductive Technology Council has approved an application for a family pre-disposed to autism, in a fertility clinic to select the sex in order to minimise the risk of autism. This controversial issue works under the premise that boys are four times more likely to develop autism and by ensuring the “X” […]

Autism and the Desire and the Difficulties of Romance

It can be hard, and maybe counterproductive, to admit to a desire that seems impossible to fulfill. Jerry Newport found out from watching “Rain Man” at the movie theatre and saying the answer to a hard math equation before Babbitt the rain man did, that he had Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism generally characterized […]

Clues to autism from new study of prenatal weight gain

Salt Lake City, USA  — New research from the University of Utah shows a link between weight gain before and during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Deborah A. Bilder, M.D., lead author of the study and an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah says, “These findings suggest that weight gain during […]

Children born to mothers with Lupus twice as likely to be Autistic

NEWS IN BREIF – Children born to mothers with a diagnosis of Systemic lupus erythamatosus are almost twice as likely to have autism a recent study has found. The study will be presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting on Wednesday October 30, and may lead to added prenatal care for women suffering […]

Can the drug Ecstasy be of assistance in autism therapy?

Ana Kasparian, Ben Mankiewicz and Michael Shure from the The Young Turks discuss the potential use of Ecstasy in therapeutic uses with autism. Ana begins, “The California Review Panel has decided to allow scientist to do a study on MDMA and what it could potentially do to help those who are born with autism. So this […]