Autistic children less approachable than their peers, new study say

A new study conducted by Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK, has shown that autistic children are less approachable and deemed to be less trustworthy than their peers of a similar age group. The study, published in the Journal of Autism and developmental disorders suggests that typical children are also less friendly towards children with […]

Fundraising father takes to sleeping rough to raise money for autism

Carmarthenshire, UK – After his son Jack was diagnosed with autism last month, Tom Nasmyth-Shaw, 29 from Ffos Las in Carmarthenshire, South Wales, decided he wanted to raise money for autism charities. But instead of deciding on a sponsored walk, or a skydive, he decided that he wanted to sleep rough on the streets of London […]

Autism plateau in the UK

A study published on October 9 claims that the number of children diagnosed with Autism and ASD is not rising in Britain. The study published in the British Medical Journal and claims that although there was a surge in diagnosis throughout the 90s this has now plateaued at the beginning of the century. Autism Daily […]

Ageing and Autism – the invisible generation

The National Society of Autism Scotland, UK  has recently voiced it’s concerns over an ageing demographic of people with Autism or ASD, who are slipping through the net in terms of care because they haven’t been diagnosed. This is a problem on a larger, worldwide scale. We regularly read that the diagnosis rate within children […]

Press Release – Finished at School: Supporting young people with autism to move from school to college

One day training courses to help staff support young people with autism to move from school to college are being hosted across all nine regions in England, on dates in Autumn term 2015 and Spring term 2016, across ten colleges. Ambitious about Autism, the leading national charity for children and young people with autism, is […]

NAS campaign for quicker autism diagnosis

Recently the National Autistic Society (NAS) launched their Autism Diagnosis Crisis campaign. The campaign states: “This is why we launched the Autism diagnosis crisis campaign in August 2015 – to tell the Government and NHS to prioritise timely autism diagnosis.” What is interesting is that they found the average waiting time for children to be […]

Press Release – Two Day International Research Symposium Announced

Research Autism is delighted to be launching its biggest conference to date, a two-day international research symposium featuring a number of world-renowned speakers. Looking Forward Looking Back: The Janus View of Autism is the latest in the Lorna Wing Conference Series, and will be held on 25 and 26 November 2015 at the prestigious Prince […]

Press Release – New Conference On Autism And Assistive Technology

Featuring… robotics… biometrics… cloud-based technology…. apps            A new one-day conference exploring autism, assistive technologies and sensory issues, will be held on Thursday 1 October at Old Trafford in Manchester. The conference, Autech 2015, will gather together world-leading experts in robotics, biometrics and cloud-based technology, to explore how people with autism […]

To the parents of newly diagnosed children on the spectrum

UK – I was extremely lucky when my son was first diagnosed with autism, and to be honest, I was extremely lucky for the year and a half before be was diagnosed. The reason being that I was well supported by professionals and parents who understood what was going on in my life; they understood […]

Man with autism becomes UK’s first mayor with a learning difference

Selby, England – Gavin Harding has been appointed mayor for Selby, a town in North Yorkshire. He is the first mayor in the UK to have a learning difference. Harding has served as deputy mayor and had started his second term as a Labour town councilor when his votes for mayor increased 590-1,039. A fellow […]