Daryl Hannah talks candidly about Autism struggles

The beautiful 52 year old American Actress Daryl Hannah has recently shared with the media her struggle with ASD which caused her to take a step back from acting and the Hollywood lifestyle. (Revised Oct 1, 2013) The star of many eighties movies like Splash, Blade Runner and Wall Street was diagnosed in the late […]

Yawning not contagious for children with autism

A Japanese study published by Autism Research and Treatment and explored in Scientific American this month looks closely at science of a simple yawn, and it’s contagion. Yawning is contagious, and can be caused by tiredness, stress, and watching other people yawning a phenomenon known as social yawning. Autistic children, however are immune to this contagion. […]

Ageing and Autism – the invisible generation

The National Society of Autism Scotland, UK  has recently voiced it’s concerns over an ageing demographic of people with Autism or ASD, who are slipping through the net in terms of care because they haven’t been diagnosed. This is a problem on a larger, worldwide scale. We regularly read that the diagnosis rate within children […]

Psychiatric Study into Autism causes Media to urge caution

A study conducted by the University of California’s MIND institute and published in Translational Psychiatry on September 22 has cased some outrage in the media. Autism diagnosis rates in the US are currently around one in 88 children. The study explores seven antibody proteins found in expectant mothers could be the soul cause of an […]

RyanAir make embarrassing Autism payout

RyanAir have made a donation to Autism Ireland just days after they asked two volunteers for the charity to print out their boarding passes before embarking on a fundraising venture. The incident happened on September 21 in Dublin airport, and two cyclists were forced to hand over 70 Euros each for boarding their bicycles onto […]

Autistic Teenagers learning to Drive can be a Reality – Part 2

There’s no feeling in the world like slipping behind the wheel of a car, and having some more control over your freedom. All parents have some fear about putting their child in control of a motor vehicle, especially if that child has a diagnosis of  Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It may be more complex to […]

Autistic boy with an IQ of 168 forced to go to a Special Needs school

Christian Farrington is seven years old, and has an IQ of 168. But according to Cambridgeshire Council in Great Britain he requires a special education because of his Autism. Christian could read a book aloud when he was 18 months old, and has the intellect and ability of a child of 15, but has high […]

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 […]

Washington man sentenced for stealing funds from Autism charity

A Washington man who spent two years raising £277,000 for the Autistic Society of Washington pocketed 98PC of the profits Thruston County courts heard on Thursday September 19. Joseph Searles, 64, from Olympia was sentenced to 90 days at home with electronic tagging after pleading guilty to two embezzlement and theft felonies. He spent 2010-2012 […]

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 […]