Desperate Measures – When a mother can no longer care for her autistic child

Parents of Philippe Telford, a nineteen year old man with severe autism, reached this point last April.  Amanda Telford told CTVnews Ottawa, Canada that she and her husband no longer had the resources physically, mentally, emotionally or financially to provide the care to secure the safety of their son. That week, Philippe had wandered off from […]

Michigan woman accused of attempting to murder Autistic daughter

A Michigan mother who kept a blog, chronicling her experience with an Autistic 14 year old daughter has been charged on warrant with attempted murder. Kelli Stapelton, 45, was found unconscious in her car,  after what police believe to be a suicide attempt  in Grand Rapids. Ms Stapelton was released from hospital after been treated […]

Support for individuals on the autism spectrum needed throughout the whole life cycle

As the mother of a child on the autistic spectrum, I have to say that I feel very well supported and that I have a wealth of information at my fingertips. I am also aware though that I have been extremely lucky at finding support and like-minded people who I can chat to. This isn’t […]

SWAN: Scottish Women with Autism

SWAN: Scottish Women with Autism was established in 2012 in partnership with Autism Network Scotland to support women with autism, raise awareness and understanding, exchange knowledge and work to improve services. The website states that: ‘When Asperger’s syndrome (AS) was first recognised in the UK, there was uncertainty around what the term meant, who it […]

Living with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), One Mother’s Story

Last week we published a story about Carolyn Weighill and her fight for better recognition and diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Carolyn has recently launched an e – petition. The story can be found here. Following on from this story Autism Daily Newscast was contacted by a parent who also wanted to share her […]

Directory launched for people living around autism in Hertfordshire, UK

Herts, UK –  A new directory with the aim of providing a better service to people living with around autism has been launched in Hertfordshire, UK. The directory has been produced with the aim of helping the 18,000 or so people on the spectrum and their families, friends and employers, providing reference, information and contact […]

New Pennsylvania program addresses adult care for autism

News in Brief – Pennsylvania Professor Edward Brodkin from the Pennsylvania Behavioural health adult autism program is to address the issue and impact of care for autism adults as they age. There is an issue world wide with how current infrastructures deal with an ageing generation who have a diagnosis of autism and require community services […]

Lucy Ellis, My Friend and Autism Mum Champion

Jo Worgan is a current events reporter for Autism Daily Newscast. She has 2 sons, her youngest son Tom, aged 5, has Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). When I read about the new section ‘Profile in Brief’ celebrating the unsung heroes of the autism world, I immediately thought of my friend Lucy.This is my personal tribute […]

Katie Price on her outspoken Interview about parents of disabled children

Katie Price causes uproar in autism community by saying “some parents are too lazy”. Ms. Price, a media personality, businesswoman and model spoke about parents of disabled children in an interview with Sam Walker which was broadcast on Radio 5 Live on Monday 28th October. Katie Price is mother to Harvey, 11, who has septo-optic […]

Sarah Alderson founder of, ‘Autism Storms and Rainbows’ wins Facebook Page of the Year Award

Autism Storms and Rainbows wins Facebook Page Award Sarah Alderson from Morecambe UK, is mum to 3 children, her youngest son Elliot, 4, is on the autistic spectrum. Autism Daily Newscast first reported on Sarah back in September about Sarah’s ‘Red Alert’ posters. Sarah also runs an Autism awareness and support group on Facebook, ‘Autism […]