New study reveals two common environmental chemicals may impact autism development

Research conducted by Brown University in Rhode Island has isolated two common chemicals used in fire retardation and pesticides that are thought to contribute to the development of autism during Gestation. PCB’s (polychlorinated biphenyl, specifically PBDE-28) are thought to play a part in disrupting hormone pathways which are intrinsic in brain development in the developing embryo. The […]

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 […]

Robot Rene can help diagnose autism quicker

Rene the robot can sing, dance an entertain. But scientists from Croatia have designed the little humanoid to do much more than just make a child giggle. The little robot comes armed with a camera and a microphone. Rene can monitor responses from the child and log the child’s eye contact. To a child with […]

The Agency to headline in Autism Wessex acoustic evening

Bornemouth UK- One of the South West’s best live bands The Agency is headlining an evening of music held in the 1812 Lounge bar in Bournemouth on February 6. The evening is organised by Autism Wessex. The agency are a soul and motown band, and the set promises a very enjoyable evening Andy Wilkinson, lead […]

Paralysed Dog Brings Comfort to Autistic Children

 Tampa, Florida – Sandy Lewers 55, adopts paralysed dog from Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Sandy told ABC News reporter Ben Gittleson that she had no intention of buying a dog when she went to the shelter but that when she saw Willie the dachshund her heart melted. Willie was discovered by a staff member from […]

Autistic children banned from Newport, UK school canteen for not speaking welsh

Wales, UK– A number of parents from Newport, Wales, UK have blasted  the local authority as their autistic children were banned from their school canteen for not speaking Welsh. The children who attend Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Teyrnon  were made to eat their dinner in a small classroom. Last year the children from the special autistic unit […]

New Brunswick couple donate littermate to autistic girl after hers was shot

New Brunswick, Canada– A New Brunswick couple have become modern day heroes after a dog trained specifically for a little autistic girl in Nova Scotia was tragically shot and killed a few days before it was due to be delivered to her. The dog called Jude, had undergone rigorous training to support the little girl […]

Vile arsonist destroy autistic boy’s Christmas dream

Manchester, UK- Cowardly arsonists have destroyed an autistic boy’s dream Christmas present of a sensory play house in the garden, by maliciously setting fire to it. Seven year old Harvey Ratcliffe is severely autistic, and parents Fiona and Wesley had saved for months to convert the garden shed into a sensory room for their son, full of expensive light […]

Alison Neil, Parent Carer from Glasgow

Alison Neil lives with Paul, her partner of 17 years and their 4 children. Liam 14 and twins Erin and Aiden 11 are on the Autistic spectrum. Anthony 3 does not have a diagnosis of Autism but Alison told us that Autism is always at the back of her mind. Alison contacted Autism Daily Newscast […]

Re-Launch for Autism Charity in Hampshire

Hampshire Autistic Society – is now known as Autism Hampshire. The Daily Echo reports that a spokesman for the charity said: “The new name is seen as a natural evolution of the charity’s branding to better reflect a continued focus on autism and to remove the perceived exclusive nature of the term ‘society’. They continue: […]