Charity event in China helps raise awareness and funding for autism services

Xiamen, China – A charity event held to raise awareness of autism in China took place at the Tianzhu Mountain National Park last Saturday. The event, which was a collaborative effort by the China Women’s Development Foundation and Xiamen 1N1, featured a range of activities including baking, cooking, peanut harvesting and an egg hunt. The […]

Mum spends 50 hours locked in glass box for autism awareness

Stoke-On-Trent, UK – 40-year-old mother of 3, Ally Nicklin  spent last weekend in Tesco, however she was not doing the weekly shop. She was encased in a large glass box for a total of 50 hours. This was done to raise autism awareness and money for Caudwell Children a registered charity that support families with […]

Recent study shows correlation between rise of ASD-related Internet searches and Autism

Philadelphia – A recent university study indicates that there is a sizeable and consistent increase of Internet searches pertaining to ASD during Autism Awareness Month. By utilizing Google application software, researchers at Drexel University were able to detect a correlation between the amount of Web searches containing the terms “autism” and “Asperger’s” throughout the month […]

Students at Interface help raise Autism Awareness

South Tyneside College, South Shields – An autism awareness event was organised by students at the college’s specialist Interface department, which teaches life and work skills to young people with autism and Asperger syndrome. Curriculum leader Nicola Beldham said: “The event highlighted the strengths that people with autism have and how they can be exceptional. […]

Girl scout receives award for Autism project

Tomah, Wisconsin – Kara Hollingsworth, 19 is a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse freshman and has Asperger Syndrome. The Tomah Journal reports that Kara believes that having the condition is what makes her different and that she views this as a good thing. Kara Hollingsworth said: Do you think that fire or the wheel or vaccines […]

Little Girl Makes Friendship Bracelets for Autism Awareness

Midland, Simcoe County, Canada – Lexiy Laramey, 7 is on a mission to raise autism awareness. Travis Mealing on the Simcoe County website reports that the little girl decided that more autism awareness was needed when her mother Zabrina Woodman and her fiancé took their seven children to the Hurons Gymnastics Club. Once there they […]

Tennessee Autism Awareness License Plate Project Sells Over 1,000 Plates

The Tennessee Autism Awareness License Plate project have now sold over 1,000 license plates and the project has been completed. The project was set up by four Tennessee mothers who have children on the autistic spectrum. Autism Daily Newscast reported on this in early February and you can read the article here They all wanted […]

Autism film ‘Sounding the Alarm’ raises autism awareness about adults with autism

Sounding the Alarm film, Dr. Christopher McDougle – Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of Mass General’s Lurie Center for Autism made his debut in the film last week which premiered at Massachusetts General Hospital. Nationwide screenings and an online release will follow. Karen Weintraub in the Boston Globe reports that the […]

Two Mothers of Autistic Children Share Stories to Raise Awareness

Maria Box and Trish Duffy, Crawley, UK– are both full time carers to their autistic children. Both are calling for better awareness and acceptance of autism. Both mothers stress the importance of early intervention. They have both decided to share their own experiences in order to raise awareness. Maria Box, 27 of Pound Hill is […]

Vermont Puppet theatre educates children about autism awareness

Bennington, Vermont – An autism awareness scheme in Vermont schools is using a puppet theatre to educate children about the condition. The not-for-profit organisation based in Burlington, present their “friend 2 friend” show in local schools. The workshops are funded by the agency of education to help younger children understand differences between themselves and their […]