Autism linked to salt in the nerves at birth

Scientists at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research have found a tentative link between salt levels in neurons during birth and autism. The full article which appeared in The Independent on January 11, cites the research conducted by Dr Yehzeckel Ben-Ami and his team. They looked at the relationship between the love […]

Cambridgeshire mothers struggle for Roo’s educational rights

  Most nine year olds are happily settling in to their first terms in their schools but not little Roo Leanne Riley from Creamfields Road, Walton Highway, she has been without a school for almost six months. Roo is diagnosed as having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and is on the autism Spectrum disorder (ASD) and requires […]

New study reveals Autism may be commonly misdiagnoesed

A new study published in Springer’s Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders claims that children diagnosed with Autism could be misdiagnosed. The research claims that Autism is often mistaken for a genetic condition called 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. The symptoms of delayed development and key developmental markers such as speech and facial recognition is impaired. The research conducted by […]

Unique Kidz and Co launch appeal to raise £200,000 for new centre of Excellence

Unique Kidz and Co is an award winning disabled charity based in Lancaster, Lancashire UK. The charity was formed in 2009 by Denise Armer and Jane Haplin, two mothers of special needs children.  Denise Armer has a son, 12 who is autistic and has severe learning disabilities. Denise told Autism Daily Newscast that, “he is […]

Revolutionary blood test which could detect Autism in young children

Groundbreaking research by at the Autism Centre of Excellence in San Diego University,  has discovered that a simple blood test in children from 12 months to four years old, could detect Autism. The announcement made by Professor Eric Courchesne on August 7, at Asia-Pacific Autism Conference in Adelaide, Australia, could revolutionise the way Autism is detected […]

LearnEmotion: Facial Recognition Software Helps Kids with Autism

A team of students from the Master of Commercialization and Entrepreneurship program at the University of Auckland recently won a UniServices prize in the University’s annual entrepreneurship challenge. The team worked with Dr. Mark Sagar from the Auckland Bioengineering Institute’s Laboratory of Animate Technology on the facial recognition software he invented. This program, which has […]

Enzymes responsible for Autistic brain pathways isolated

A number of enzymes (proteins that aid in biological reactions) have been pin-pointed in having a profound effect on the genetic building and neurological pathways associated closely with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The family of proteins, called topoisomerases are predominantly responsible for winding and unwinding DNA during the process of replication, when new cells are […]

The TEACCH Program Provides a Customized Learning Environment for People with ASD

Even as the challenges associated with autism are persistent and far-reaching, there seems to be a growing number of evidence-based methods to undergird and strengthen autistic people to overcome the obstacles to a fulfilling life. The University of North Carolina has established a successful program called TEACCH, Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication-Handicapped […]

Mother’s fight against California school who are discriminating against her Diabetic and Autistic son

David Swanson is 21, a non-verbal Autistic, and to further complicate the situation, a Type I Diabetic. When David turned up to school in Sutter County California, both he and his specialised private nurse were turned away by school officials, which has started a crusade by his mother, Heather Ball Houston, against Sutter County Superintendent […]

Britain proves really Great in provision of free schools for Autism

In the week where great steps  are being undertaken in the understanding of Autism, we are happy to report of one Country’s steps to provide for the growing number of children with a diagnosis. Great Britain takes this increasing number incredibly seriously. Where a few years ago, it was impossible to find a school place […]