The psychiatric profession’s reaction to French government’s recommendations

As reported by Autism Daily Newscast, there has be a change in government policy regarding autism in France. The same can not be said of the traditional medical and psychiatric institutions. Back in March, La haute autorité de santé (HAS or Higher Authority for Health) et l’Anesm (National Agency for the evaluation and the quality of […]

In Canada, despite progressive programs, wait times continue to grow

In Canada, health and education are in provincial jurisdiction and The Province of Quebec has long been known to be a leader in social policies and health care in the country.  Canada as a whole has a history of favourable and universal coverage and is often held up as an example for other countries. However, in […]

How Obamacare Affects Families Living With Autism

Love it or hate it, Obamacare is here. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare as it is popularly called is the largest health care expansion since the passage of Medicare in 1965. Americans will now have access to a variety of health care plans via federal and state exchanges. It is too soon […]

RyanAir make embarrassing Autism payout

RyanAir have made a donation to Autism Ireland just days after they asked two volunteers for the charity to print out their boarding passes before embarking on a fundraising venture. The incident happened on September 21 in Dublin airport, and two cyclists were forced to hand over 70 Euros each for boarding their bicycles onto […]

Washington man sentenced for stealing funds from Autism charity

A Washington man who spent two years raising £277,000 for the Autistic Society of Washington pocketed 98PC of the profits Thruston County courts heard on Thursday September 19. Joseph Searles, 64, from Olympia was sentenced to 90 days at home with electronic tagging after pleading guilty to two embezzlement and theft felonies. He spent 2010-2012 […]

Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation Foundation is Crowned Worst Charity in America

The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation, based in Schererville, Indiana, has been caught spending large sums of cash on for-profit solicitation companies. The foundation was founded in 2007 and is currently run by Michael Slutsky. According to the origination’s website, it strives to educate the public regarding autism and to provide families and community organizations with […]

Petition urges Cross Country trains to change their policy regarding special needs

A petition has been  started to urge Cross Country trains to change and review their policy after a number of special needs children were allegedly made to sit outside a toilet on a journey from Edinburgh to Lanarkshire. The train was reportedly full as the 10 children, aged from four upwards, had been on a […]

How Will Obamacare Affect Autism Coverage?

As any family raising a child with autism knows all too well, the medical costs required to get these children the help they need are staggering. A study by the London School of Economics found that autism-related health costs have tripled since 2006, to $126 billion per year. They also estimate that the total cost […]

Number of children with on with ASD up in British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada — The number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Canadian British Columbia has multiplied over the years, despite the fact the number of gifted children in the province has decreased considerably. According to figures published by the Vancouver Sun, the number of children with autism in B.C. is now at […]

Jack Pitney: ‘Autism politics is like faculty politics on crystal meth’

Claremont, Calif. — “Autism politics is like faculty politics on crystal meth,” says Claremont Mackenna College Professor Jack Pitney. Pitney is the author of a book entitled “The Politics of Autism: Navigating the Contested Spectrum,” which talks about how autism has become a victim of politicking as aspiring politicians try to weigh in on what […]