Virginia Judge finds 11 year old with autism guilty on criminal charges – w/audio

Lynchburg, Va. — A judge from Lynchburg in Virginia found an 11-year old child with autism guilty of criminal charges. He will now have a felony conviction for the rest of his life. The child, Kayleb Moon-Robinson, is a middle schooler from Linkhorne School, and has only been attending the school for a few months […]

Bangladesh government to develop foster care system for children with autism

Dhaka, Bangladesh — The Bangladesh government is planning to develop a foster care system for children with autism in the country, as well as those with other neurodevelopmental disabilities, according to health ministry sources. According to reports, the government’s plan of organizing the foster care system is in line with its goal of helping children […]

Classical music may calm children with autism

Perth, Australia – A new study shows that playing classic music may help calm and reduce stress for children on the spectrum. The study was conducted at Curtin University by Jeremy Marriott for his doctoral research project. World renowned pianist David Helfgott was asked to help choose the classic music sample. He chose Beethoven’s Piano […]

Child with autism receives Spider-Man drawing from Stan Lee

Harlem,NY – 8-year-old with autism Jamel Hunter recently received a drawing of Spider-Man from one of the web slinger’s creators Stan Lee. The drawing came about after New York Times reporter Michael Wilson had written a piece about the fan and his mother Phyllis for New York Times’s Neediest Cases Fund. The article detailed the […]

North Lancashire Directions Group – FREE Parent Carer Information and Fun Day

Lancaster, Lancashire, UK – North Lancashire Directions Group (NLDG) is a group based in Lancaster that is run by parent carers of children and young people who have additional needs. They run the group for the benefit of other parent carers who are in a similar situation. They provide information to the local community about […]

Virginia House of Delegates Approves New Legislation on Autism

Richmond, Va. — The House of Delegates in Virginia has approved a new legislation that raises the age limit of insurance coverage for children with autism to 10 years old. The state’s current law only allows for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) aged two to six years, to be covered by insurance providers in […]

Thioredoxin as a new diagnostic marker for pediatric autism?

Researchers based at the Linyi People’s Hospital in Shandong Province in China recently reported initial results based on the analysis of thioredoxin, an oxidative stress biomarker in cases of autism in children. Examining serum levels of thioredoxin (TRX) in 80 children diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) compared with levels in 100 age and […]

Michigan State University’s Early Learning Institute raises bar for autism education

East Lansing, Mich. — The Child Development Laboratories at the Michigan State University came up with the Early Learning Institute in hopes of bridging the gap between therapy and education for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). What separates the institute from conventional autism centers, is the fact that while most children with ASD only […]

Love of music helps young girl with autism to defy doctors

Albany, Ind. — Ten-year-old Kassidy Royal was diagnosed with autism at age two. The doctors who attended to her told her parents, Dena and Rick, that she was low-functioning and that their best option would be to keep her in a group home. But they didn’t listen. Her mother, Dena, said: “It’s extremely hard; you […]