Accountant with Autism Jailed for Smuggling $2.4 Million

When it comes to individuals with autism, often, many have a low IQ yet show extraordinary skill in certain subjects, such as memorizing each and every one of the presidents of the United States in extreme detail, or knowing everything there is to know about the elements on the periodic table. A recent and powerful […]

Family of young boy with autism who wanderd from Garden Court facility finally get answers

Garden Court facility, Mangere, Auckland – Julian Stacey was 11-years-old when he wandered out of a side gate of the Garden Court facility in Mangere on February 7, 2010. Julian needed constant supervision.His body was sadly found at the nearby pond. A coroner’s inquest earlier this year heard he left during a period of reduced […]

Waitaki Autism Trust provides funding for parents to use ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis).

Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand – Waitaki Autism Trust was established in December last year by Yanina Vidal and Stephanie Peters. The Otago Daily Times reports that it was set up as a support network in the Oamaru area and a way to provide funding for parents to use ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis). Ms Vidal and […]

Teachers unprepared for children with autism spectrum disorders

Auckland, New Zealand-A story from the the New Zealand Herald caught our eye this morning, which stated that teachers and educators in New Zealand schools are unprepared for the challenges of autistic children in their classrooms. A 14 year old buy was recently expelled from his school highlighted the fact that teachers in the province […]

School backs the exclusion of boy with Aspergers Syndrome

Green Bay High School, Auckland – a 14 year old boy with Aspergers Syndrome was suspended from school following a dispute over a skateboard. Autism Daily Newscast reported on the story here. The incident happened on July 5. The family of Pupil A sought a judicial review at the High Court in Auckland and the […]

Student with Asperger’s excluded from school

Auckland, New Zealand, Green Bay High School – the family of a student with Asperger’s Syndrome will be seeking a judicial review in the High Court this week over their son’s exclusion from high school. The 3 News article states that a legal expert has said the boy has been treated unfairly and that the […]