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National Audit Office report states disabled claimants are waiting longer for benefits
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National Audit Office report states disabled claimants are waiting longer for benefits

A recent report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) in the UK has stated that claimants for the new Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which will replace Disability Living Allowance, were waiting an average 107 days - and terminally ill patients 28 ...
Petition launched for autism equality for children in Queensland, Australia
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Petition launched for autism equality for children in Queensland, Australia

Queensland, Australia - A hard hitting campaign is gathering strength in Australia, asking the question why there are no autism specific school in the district. The campaign spearheaded by Nicole Vellar includes a Facebook page which currently has 691 l...
Digbeth’s Resources for Autism Charity Fears Funding Cuts from Local Council
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Digbeth’s Resources for Autism Charity Fears Funding Cuts from Local Council

Digbeth’s Resources for Autism (RfA), Birmingham, UK - is a charity which supports the needs of children under the age of 19 with autism and their families in Birmingham. The charity is partially funded by a grant from Birmingham City Council. However the ...
More States May Require Insurance to Cover Autism Therapy – Part 1
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More States May Require Insurance to Cover Autism Therapy – Part 1

Current treatments for autism, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), are costly and time-intensive, and there is no guarantee that they will be covered under Obamacare. The federal government declined to institute a national standard for the coverage of a...
Are public schools picking up the tab for incensing autism diagnosis?
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Are public schools picking up the tab for incensing autism diagnosis?

Are public schools paying heavily for the increase in diagnosis for children with autism since 2000? The Havard school of Public health say they are. In an article featured in The Chat this week they say the cost on the education system of having far more c...