Help for Kids with Autism: Ultimate Autism Solution Review (UPDATE – Oct 2014)

Editor’s Note: Autism Daily Newscast is partially financed through the use of Google advertising. As such, we like to occasionally check on what is being advertised on our site.  This is how we discovered “Ultimate Autism Solution” and thought the ad rather sensational. We asked one of our reporters to do a review of the product – with […]

Alex Spourdalakis: When media intervention goes wrong in Autism coverage

How far is too far? Do parents of autistic children need more support? A petition has been started urging producers to take down the video featuring interviews with Dorothy Spourdalakis. Autism Daily Newscast reported on the video on August 30, re-telling the story of how Dorothy was an innocent victim of a system who failed her, and […]

Opinion: Irresponsible article links risk for Violence with Autism creating more Misunderstanding of ASD

  A controversial article published in the “journal” Medical Hypotheses adds to the on-going misunderstanding of autism through speculation and imagination. The article, “Autism plus psychosis, a ‘one-two punch’ risk for tragic violence?” is riddled with unanswered questions. The overriding concern is that the public simple reads the title of the article and will assume that […]

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 […]

Microwaves appear to cause autism and more

For a while now, the controversial subject of whether microwaves emitted are harmful to human health has persisted without much clarity coming from any end. The telecom and electronics industry are riding high on these micro-waves and refuse to acknowledge research by rubbishing them as inadequate, flawed or too short. The public continues to rely […]

UK Apprentice runner-up Katie Hopkins slurs Parents with Special Needs children

Ex UK Apprentice candidate and outspoken opinion blogger Katie Hopkins has enraged the Autism community with her latest dabble into blogging. Ms Hopkins, writing for the Huffington Post yesterday in a blog entitled “why must everything be a medical condition“, attempts to voice her concerns over over-diagnosis of ADHD and Autism, stating: “In many cases, […]

Electro convulsion therapy for autism – why it’s not for everybody

Many of our readers will be following the life of autism advocate and internet spokesperson and will be aware of the fact that she decided to try deep brain stimulation or electro convulsion shock therapy in March 2014; and that this may or may not have contributed to a decline in her communication. An article […]

A is for Autism

A is for Autism I came to the party rather late in life.   Autism entered my experience via a little 10 year-old boy. (Well not so little as he was tall even then and was well over 6 feet by the age of 13.) I knew nothing about autism. I had encountered a number of challenged […]

The Confusion Between Autism and Co Morbid Conditions

I was asked today by a member in my support group what the differences between autism and learning difficulties are. They had been informed by a well known autism charity that autism is a learning difficulty. This is not the case at all and I felt the need to break down exactly what autism is […]

Autism Basics: Gestures and the accompanying mental state of autism

Do you ever see that person in the shopping mall flailing their arms running towards someone.  It used to frighten me sometimes, before I understood  what was going on. I remember years  ago at the shopping mall, suddenly the person started running towards someone and began hitting them with a barrage of blows.  My first […]