Reaching for the Sky – An Interview with an autistic balloon pilot

Today I was lucky enough to speak to Charlie Timbrell, an inspirational young man who was diagnosed Autistic aged seven, who has just achieved his life long dream of owning his own hot air balloon! Charlie was keen to explain that in his words: “ I felt since I have been become a hot air […]

The damage of Chlorine Dioxide also peddled as Miracle Mineral Solution

For those of you that do not know there’s a very real threat to our autistic children in the world today. Naive parents and carers are being told that parasitic worms are the cause of autism in their children. They are being told that if they remove these worms with CD (Chlorine Dioxide) treatments the […]

Andrew Wakefield’s MMR and vaccination claim resurfaces

There seems to be some new research published weekly that refutes to make a claim that discredited Doctor Andrew Wakefield’s claims to a link between the MMR vaccination and Autism development. Autism Daily Newscast would like to point out that NO medical evidence has yet been determined for the causes or development of Autism or […]

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 indistinguishable from their peers. To stop all self stimulating behaviour and enforce eye […]

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Male brain and the role of testosterone and thimerosal in autism – an opinion

Editor’s Note: Occasionally at Autism Daily Newscast we receive emails which pose interesting questions. One such email was received last week by Tony Bateson, in response to an article we published regarding Robert F Kennedy Jr’s as yet unpublished book about the MMR vaccinations. I will allow Mr Bateson himself to voice his opinion, and […]

Asperger’s Syndrome: A Developmental Puzzle by Michael McCroskery

Editor’s Note: Understanding, perspectives and language change over time. Individuals on the spectrum have been writing about their experience of autism for many years… often unheard. When Michael approached us to reprint an article that he wrote 15 years ago for Autism Awareness Month, Autism Daily Newscast gladly agreed to share his submission. Cognitive and social skills, […]

Olley Edwards and her views on undiagnosed Autism in girls

An article published in the Daily Mail UK last week reported on the findings of research carried out by University College London and Bristol Universities on the subject of undiagnosed autism in girls. It stated that many young girls are not being diagnosed with autism due to the fact that they can better hide the […]

BBC Four, ‘Autism: Challenging Behaviour’ Documentary and Opinions

Reaction to “Autism: Challenging Behaviour” on BBC is strong and mixed. Airdate: Tuesday 5th November. The documentary focused upon the use of Applied Behaviour Analysis) and how it is used as an intervention for Autistic children. The programme information on the BBC website is as follows: ‘The film follows three-year-old Jack and four-year-old Jeremiah through […]

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 […]

The Disney debate, has Mickey lost his magic? – Opinion

  I’ve never been to any of the Disney resorts, it’s not because I’m not a fan of animation, we love nothing more than to sit down and watch a Disney or Pixar film together. We don’t live close enough to visit one of the resorts, and it’s never been on top of the children’s […]