Autism plateau in the UK

A study published on October 9 claims that the number of children diagnosed with Autism and ASD is not rising in Britain. The study published in the British Medical Journal and claims that although there was a surge in diagnosis throughout the 90s this has now plateaued at the beginning of the century. Autism Daily […]

‘Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow’. Cheryl Broadfoot is Raising Money for Hearts and Minds Charity

Cheryl Broadfoot is from Droylsden, Manchester, UK, and is mum to 3 children, her youngest son Bobby, 7, is severely autistic and non-verbal. Cheryl is also the events co coordinator for Hearts and Minds Charity, whom we interviewed back in September about their upcoming Las Vegas Charity Ball which will be taking place on 9th […]

Girls are being under diagnosed with Autism new survey says

A recent study published in the Journal of Autism and developmental disorders on October 9 has found that girls are highly likely to go undetected for Autism because they are calmer and less hyper-active than boys. Researchers at Monash University, Melbourne carried out tests on 56 children (aged 7-12) diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and […]

The Disney debate, has Mickey lost his magic? – Opinion

  I’ve never been to any of the Disney resorts, it’s not because I’m not a fan of animation, we love nothing more than to sit down and watch a Disney or Pixar film together. We don’t live close enough to visit one of the resorts, and it’s never been on top of the children’s […]

SEN Assist, Specialist Software for Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Adele Devine is a specialist teacher who works in an Autism specific school. As well as being co-founder with her husband Quentin of the Award Winning SEN Assist which offer products and resources for children with special educational needs. They are ‘a couple on a mission to help ALL students access an individual education and […]

Mexican man with Aspergers wins the right to make his own decisions

A 25 year old man with an Aspergers diagnosis has won the right to make his own decisions regarding his life free from parental consent. Ricardo Aldair took his case to the Supreme Court, as under Mexican law, he was did not have the right to make key decisions about his future. Under Mexican law, […]

Police appeal Launched after Autistic girl assaulted in London

Police in London, UK are appealing for information after a teenage girl with Autism was violently attacked and robbed by an assailant riding a bike. Eighteen year old Alex Tree was walking home through an underpass in Walthamstow on the way to visit her grandmother. Miss Tree was carrying two bags from high street chains […]

Is Autism a growing phenomenon?

With one in 88 children in the USA and One in every 100 being diagnosed with autism in the UK, the debate has been raging in the media whether the number of children with autism is, as it seems to be on the rise, or if it is improvements in diagnostic tools that is accountable […]

Mari Nosal on the ‘Ten Commandments of Interacting With Kids on the Autism Spectrum’

Mari Nosal from Plymouth, Massachusetts, has used her own experiences of raising a child with Asperger’s Syndrome, now a young man, and her years of professional experience working with both children and parents within the autism community to help and inform others. Mari is a published autism author and blogger with over 25 years’ experience […]

Blogging mother, Temporary Tourist, shares her experiences of Disney’s Guest Assistance rule change

We’ve had mixed responses on Disney’s decision to change the Guest Assistance Card system. We reported Autism Hippie’s experiences on October 11. Disney implemented a change in their guest assistance cards for children and adults with special needs on October 9 after reports that people were flagrantly abusing the old system. Cards called Disability Access […]