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Parents online petition ‘Reprimand all Riverview School employees responsible for the negligence of Avonte Oquendo’
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Parents online petition ‘Reprimand all Riverview School employees responsible for the negligence of Avonte Oquendo’

Autism Daily Newscast reported on the story of Avonte Oquendo back in October 2013 when he went missing from Riverview School in New York. We were saddened to have to report on Jan 22 that body parts found were those of Avonte. A change.org petition has...
Colby Brown, Asperger’s Syndrome will help me ‘survive’ : INTERVIEW
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Colby Brown, Asperger’s Syndrome will help me ‘survive’ : INTERVIEW

It's not often in my capacity as a reporter I come across a story that makes me smile. There have been two stories recently that have made me do just that, about people who are triumphing on the face of adversity. The first was the story of Carly Fleischman...
Opinion : The awful truth about trolling in the autism community
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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 relateab...
Applied Behavioural Analysis – First hand accounts
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Applied Behavioural Analysis – First hand accounts

Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), one of the first things mentioned when your child receives a diagnosis of Autism. The paediatrician may recommend it and you are sure to read glowing reports about it. The ultimate goal of ABA? To make your child indistingui...
Why has it taken so long for Autism Speaks to announce vaccines do not cause autism?
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Why has it taken so long for Autism Speaks to announce vaccines do not cause autism?

The big news last Thursday was the statement release in response to the measles outbreak in the US by Rob Ring, chief science officer of Autism Speaks, which finally stated that vaccines do not cause autism, and parents should vaccinate. "Over the last two de...
Living with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), One Mother’s Story
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Living with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), One Mother’s Story

Last week we published a story about Carolyn Weighill and her fight for better recognition and diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Carolyn has recently launched an e – petition. The story can be found here. Following on from this story Autism...