Speaking without vocalising – Two Interviews with Autistics

After hearing one too many times from a parent that they are amazed to think that autistic individuals who are non verbal are of the same intelligence, or even higher as someone who is verbal, this reporter decided to take a closer look. It is important for non verbal autistics to show neurotypical people, in particular parents […]

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Sharisa Kochmeister update: 6 more months before next court date

Autism Daily Newscast has been keeping track of any developments in the Sharisa Kochmeister case and what we consider to be a violation of her human rights. This reporter fully expected Sharisa to have been returned back to her parents by now, but after speaking with her father, Jan Kochmeister and asking for an update, I’ve found out […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

Alex Lowery ‘Speaks About Autism’

Alex Lowery, 20 from Wales UK, is a Public Speaker who talks about his own experiences growing up with autism. He was given a verbal diagnosis of classic autism when he was 4. Autism Daily Newscast asked Alex to share his experiences of growing up on the autistic spectrum. “Growing up on the autistic spectrum […]

Scott Robertson Advocates for Autistic Adults

Scott Robertson has always known that he was different. He had difficulty making friends at school. Other kids made fun of him for the odd way he had trouble holding his arm steady when raising his hand in class, calling him names like “retard.” Another boy once told him that he was so weird he […]

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 […]

The new refrigerator mothers of autism – GcMAF Part 3

This is the third and final in a series regarding two leading proponents of GcMAF – David Noakes and Doug Jewell. In these articles we had direct quotes from Jewell and Noakes as well as some counter arguments from mothers who are autism advocates.  Subsequently, this reporter received a series of emails from individuals quoted in the […]