UPDATE Three teens charged with Ice Bucket Challenge attack on teen with autism

Cleveland — Autism Daily Newscast have been following the story of the despicable Ice Bucket Challenge assault on a teenager with autism in Clevelamd, Ohio, very closely. We last reported on the incident here. Three teenagers have now been charged in a juvenile court after admitting that they dumped a bucket containing urine, spit and […]

New Survey Highlights Autistic Children Face a High Level of Bullying in Hertfordshire Schools

The Hertfordshire branch of the National Autistic Society (HARC) Hertfordshire, UK – survey carried out in the local area asked parents their opinions about school provision for their autistic children. The Comet 24 reports that: “59 per cent of respondents said they had been bullied.” It was also reported that 1 in 10 parents found […]

New research project to look at dynamics of why ASD children more likely to be bullied

Calgary, Canada –  The University of Calgary’s Applied Child Psychology program is looking for students ages 8 to 17 with high functioning ASD and their parents to participate in a project which will look at their experiences with bullying and social situations. Adam McCrimmon, an assistant professor says, “We want to get a little bit more information about […]

Autism Research Review: October, 2012

Importance of Early Intervention Confirmed A study conducted at the Washington University, released on the 26th of October 2012, showed that early intervention in autism improves responses of brain to various social and cognitive cues. A program designed for autistic children diagnosed even at a young age of 12 months determined that intensive behavioural therapy can […]

Jo Redman, young patron of Anna Kennedy Online talks openly about being bullied for Anti Bullying Week

‘Most people would walk straight past me in the street and never imagine that I am a three times kickboxing world champion, just like they would never guess I have Asperger’s Syndrome.’ In a recent article published on Anna Kennedy Online Jo Redman 27 a 3x World Kickboxing Champion who has Asperger’s Syndrome spoke openly […]

Iowa autism bullies defended by parents

Melcher, IA– Parents of bullies who posted online videos of themselves tormenting a 13 year old with Aspergers have defended their children for their actions. Children from Dallas-Melcher Community school posted upsetting videos showing Leon Null being ridiculed and physically hit by fellow pupils, this was reported by who.tv on November 18. The children have since […]

Australian study finds autistic teens feel isolated

Autism Daily Newscast report earlier this month on a study published by Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect) that found teens with autism are struggling to cope with school work, bullying, and mental health issues.  The last article focused on the challenges within the school system. This article looks at the broader issues of the study. The study called “We […]

Twitter ‘Report Abuse’ button not good enough according to Autism Anti-Bullying campaigner

Social networking site Twitter has announced that it will install a ‘report abuse button’ after alleged rape threats were received by a feminist campaigner earlier this week. For many people with Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), Social networking sites are an invaluable form of social interaction, which can be very difficult in real life, […]

Inspirational Anthony Ianni’s fight to overcome and educate about Autism and Bullying

Inspiration: noun an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration. something inspired, as an idea. a result of inspired activity. a thing or person that inspires. Theology : a. a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul. b. the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced. That, neatly sums up all this humbled Autism Daily Newscast reporter learnt about Anthony Iannis in a frank and humbling interview on a mediocre Monday afternoon. Anthony Ianni, has proved people wrong all of his life. From medical professionals who said that he would require […]

Autistic children more likely to be bullied as they grow older, research shows

Research conducted by the University of Manchester has shown that Autistic children are more likely to be bullied by their peers as they grow older. This research completely contradicts what was previously thought, that older Autistic children are more accepted by their peers, as they develop empathy, sympathy and a more adult outlook on life […]