Petition Calls for End of Electro-shock Therapy for Autism

This video depicts a scene straight out of American Horror Story: Asylum. Unfortunately, this clip is not fictional, nor is it from the far distant past. It happened to a young man named Andre McCollins, in 2002. He was shocked 31 times, as punishment for refusing to remove his coat in class. This went on […]

Petition urges Cross Country trains to change their policy regarding special needs

A petition has been  started to urge Cross Country trains to change and review their policy after a number of special needs children were allegedly made to sit outside a toilet on a journey from Edinburgh to Lanarkshire. The train was reportedly full as the 10 children, aged from four upwards, had been on a […]

Campaign Successful: Apology made to Autism Community for “Jodeci Freestyle” Lyrics

  J.Cole who hadn’t tweeted in two weeks added this to his tweets last evening: I said something in a rap that was offensive to those with Autism. Feel terrible. A tweeted apology wouldn’t do.  — J. Cole (@JColeNC) July 21, 2013 Response from his Twitter followers and others have been favourable. The full letter […]

Jodeci Freestyle lyric petitioner voices concern to top UK music retailer HMV

  Tesco mother of the year, and newly honoured on the Queen’s honours list for her work and dedication in educating children with Autism, Anna Kennedy OBE tells Autism Daily Newscast of the next steps in the fight against rappers use of discriminatory language. On July 16, we reported Ms Kennedy had opened a petition voicing grave concerns […]

Update – Belfast mum’s fight to gain full time nursery placement for son with autism

Belfast – On July 9 we shared the story of how a Belfast mum had started an online petition in order to get her young son with autism full time hours at his specialist nursery. Mum sets up online petition after son with autism denied full time hours at specialist nursery Michelle Bailie who is […]

Petition Update – Bring Stephen home

Islington, UK – Bring my son Stephen home & care for him in our community #bringstephenhome – Back in January we reported on the case of Stephen Andrade, a young man with severe autism, who after a long stay in a psychiatric unit at St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton, 60 miles away from his family home, […]

Petition – ‘Help Get Maise Home’ 13 year-old with autism

Kingston upon Hull, UK – Maisie is a 13- year-old girl who has autism. She self harms and because of this she is currently under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act. She has been placed into hospital, 60 miles away from her family home. . Her family have now set up the petition, Reinstate […]

Petition by Leonor Andrade-Martinez to bring Stephen Home

London, UK – Leonor Andrade-Martinez has launched an online petition via in order to bring her son, Stephen, 19 back nearer home. Stephen at present is in a psychiatric unit at St Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton, which is 80 miles from their Islington home. He has been there for the past 16 months. Stephen has […]

Online petition launched: bring my son back home #BringJoshHome

Cornwall, UK – Phill Wills has launched an online petition Please bring my son back home #BringJoshHome . The father of Josh, 13 who has severe autism is petitioning Kernow CCG to bring his son back to Cornwall, he is currently in a specialist unit in Birmingham. The petition states that: ‘In 2012, Josh was […]

Petition launched for autism equality for children in Queensland, Australia

Queensland, Australia – A hard hitting campaign is gathering strength in Australia, asking the question why there are no autism specific school in the district. The campaign spearheaded by Nicole Vellar includes a Facebook page which currently has 691 likes and a petition which will be presented to the Hon John Paul Langbroek, minister for […]