Autism community reaction to Liz Feld stepping down from her post as President of Autism Speaks

Monday it was announced that Liz Feld, President of Autism Speaks is to step down from her role. Interestingly enough, no official press release has been issued by Autism Speaks, but Disability Scoop ran the story which can be read here. Nor has Feld made any comments on Twitter. In a statement Liz Feld told that she […]

Editorial – The labeling of a young boy as a ‘public nuisance’.

California – I am sure that you have all read recently about the young boy with autism, who has been labelled as a ‘public nuisance’. He and his family have had a lawsuit filed against them by their previous neighbors. It seems to be a long and complicated story that I really don’t want to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Autism Daily Newscast issues an embargo

I have had enough of the mudslinging that is going around these days. Participating in it, only brings you down to the level of the other parties involved. Lately, it seems to have become a series of who can insult the other person the most. Over the past couple of months we have brought you a […]

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 relateable  to many of our readers. Trolling and internet […]

NAS campaign for quicker autism diagnosis

Recently the National Autistic Society (NAS) launched their Autism Diagnosis Crisis campaign. The campaign states: “This is why we launched the Autism diagnosis crisis campaign in August 2015 – to tell the Government and NHS to prioritise timely autism diagnosis.” What is interesting is that they found the average waiting time for children to be […]

The language of autism

The language of autism is an extremely complex one. For example, does my son ‘have autism‘, or is he ‘autistic‘? What is the correct answer? Is there a correct answer? Well, to be honest I don’t think that it does matter, but there are many people out there with a strong opinion on which one […]