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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nevada autism groups question ‘inadequate’ salaries for workers of new autism program

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Members of four autism groups representing parents caring for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Nevada have expressed concern over what they believe is ‘inadequate’ salaries of workers for Nevada’s new autism program. The parents fear that the new initiative, which is set to begin Jan. 1 next year, might […]

War of Words Over NJ’s Affordable-Housing Needs Sparked by Two New Reports

New Jersey’s always contentious affordable-housing scene got even more charged with the release a week ago Monday of two reports by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities that question the validity and practicality of obligations calculated by advocates earlier this year. Current support systems need to be expanded, and new options considered. Families need to […]

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, […]

Skate or Live a Little event raises money for autism foundation – w/video

Harrisburg, Penn. — Get on Board, a program supported by the Autism Society that helps children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) learn how to skateboard, recently partnered with VeTour Productions for a fundraiser called ‘Skate or Live a Little’. The event, which was held last Saturday, turned the Appalachian Brewing Company’s parking lot in Harrisburg […]

Banks donate $100,000 each for Autism Therapy Wing

Sanford, Maine — In a collaboration with nonprofit organization Waban Center, Kennebunk Savings and SIS Bank each donated $100,000 to help fund the construction of the Fraser-Ford Child Development Center Autism Therapy Wing in Sanford. The planned $1.25 million new Autism Therapy Wing will give the Fraser-Ford Child Development Center an additional 5,000 square feet […]

Autism Project of Southern Ohio grants scholarships

West Portsmouth, Ohio — The Autism Project of Southern Ohio has granted $1,000 scholarships to four students who are about to go to or already are in college. The scholarship grants were sponsored by various donors, including Jeremy Burnside Attorney-at-Law, DESCO, the Fraternal Order of Police, Local 187, and the Ryan Salmons State Farm Insurance. […]