Study finds UK police interview process lacking for people with autism

United Kingdom – A new study found that current UK police interview practices do not work well for people with autism. The study was conducted by Medical Xpress’s Department of Psychology and was funded by the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC). In the study researchers Dr. Katie Maras from the DOP and Dr. Laura Crane […]

200 people to take part in 24 hour video gameathon for Asperger’s

Redditch, UK – A total of 2oo people will be  taking part in a 24 hour video gameathon. From  10am next Friday, July 25,  Your Ideas will be raising funds for people with raise funds for people with Aspergers. The group have set themselves a target of £1,000 as they want to  use the money […]

Student with Aspergers faces six months in Jail

Northumbria, UK– 22 year-old computer science student with Aspergers Syndrome, Christopher Wilson, is facing six months in prison for refusing to hand over encryption keys to police for an investigation. This is not his first time dealing with the law. In October of 2012 Wilson was suspected of e-mailing threats, to shoot the school’s staff,to […]

Local Mums Set up ‘Aspire’ to help Support Autistic Children and Their Parents

Southam, Warwickshire UK – Nikki Rodden and Su Buchholz who are both friends have sons who are on the autistic spectrum and cannot access mainstream school. Both women believe that not enough is being done locally to provide support for both children and parents. They are now in the final stages of setting up ‘Aspire’ […]

Autism All Stars Foundation UK Host ‘Songs from the Musicals’

Reigate College, Reigate, Surrey February 8th – Autism All Stars are putting on a performance, ‘Songs from the Musicals’ ‘Autism All Stars is a positive, forward-thinking UK charity based on the Surrey/Sussex borders. Our intention is to raise awareness of the different manifestations of autism and to offer support and encouragement to all those affected […]

South Shields Restaurant Create Charity Dish to Raise Money for Autism

Restaurant, ‘Orangegrass Thai and Oriental Cuisine’,South Shields, South Tyneside – during the 2 weeks Christmas holidays the restaurant created a charity dish with 50 per cent of the sales going to the North East Autism Society. The Shields Gazette reported that almost £300 has been raised for the charity. North East Autism Society provides autism-specific […]

National Autistic Society (NAS) are Campaigning with People in Nottingham to Save Local Autism Service

NAS, UK – are campaigning with local people from Nottingham to save the Adults with Asperger’s Team. The NAS report that the team have supported at least 10 per cent of the adult population living with Asperger syndrome in the county. They state on their website: ‘Nottinghamshire County Council is considering disbanding the team as […]

Autistic children banned from Newport, UK school canteen for not speaking welsh

Wales, UK– A number of parents from Newport, Wales, UK have blasted  the local authority as their autistic children were banned from their school canteen for not speaking Welsh. The children who attend Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Teyrnon  were made to eat their dinner in a small classroom. Last year the children from the special autistic unit […]

Charity Autism Wessex Urge Local Community to Donate Unwanted Christmas Gifts

Dorset, UK – Autism Wessex is a charity that provides services for autistic individuals as well as those who have other developmental disorders and learning disabilities. They are urging people to donate unwanted Christmas gifts so that they can be used as raffle prizes to help raise funds for the charity. It is reported in […]

Re-Launch for Autism Charity in Hampshire

Hampshire Autistic Society – is now known as Autism Hampshire. The Daily Echo reports that a spokesman for the charity said: “The new name is seen as a natural evolution of the charity’s branding to better reflect a continued focus on autism and to remove the perceived exclusive nature of the term ‘society’. They continue: […]