Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Festival Back in Tybee

Tybee Island, Ga. — Coastal Empire Surfers for Autism Beach Festival occurred again on September 12th in Tybee. Surfers for Autism is an organization formed way back in 2008 by a group of surfers from Deerfield Beach in Florida, who wanted to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder have fun by surfing. Aside from Tybee, […]

Leeds Metropolitan University Secure Grant to Help Autistic Students Access Education

Leeds, UK -Dr Mark Fabri from Leeds Metropolitan University will lead researchers from the UK, Finland, Spain, the Netherlands and Poland for a three year project. They will collaborate on a project which has received funding from the EU Lifelong Learning Programme to find out needs of students with high functioning autism starting their university […]

Autism provision not good enough says leading expert prof Simon Baron Cohen

Cambridge University professor and top researcher into autism has urged government to rethink current provision for autistic individuals in the UK. Talking to John Bercow, speaker of the Houses of Parliament in the UK who also has an autistic son, at a National Autism Society (NAS) convention he was said to be underwhelmed by improvements […]

The Fylde Hillbillies release their ‘Christmas Time’ charity single to raise money for Hillside Specialist School

‘The Fylde Hillbillies are a musical band of brothers and sisters bound by locally performing throughout the Fylde and Wyre. Put together by Dawn and Tony Mitchell especially for a recording of Tony Mitchell’s charity song Christmas Time 2013 in aid of raising money for a mini bus for Hillside Autistic School. Each doing their […]

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 […]