Autistic Teenagers in Warrington Failed by the Local Council

Fifteen autistic teenagers from Warrington, UK, have been “failed” by being denied essential services by their local government. Watchdogs from the local government ombudsman (LGO) and the Parliamentary Helath Services ombudsman were called in 20011, acting on a letter from a worried parent which was submitted after his son was refused speech and language therapy. […]

Appeal for UK parents participation in Anna Kennedy survey

Autism campaigner and advocate Anna Kennedy is appealing for feedback and participation from parents to a survey that she plans to present to the Houses of commons. The survey aims to get at least 1,000 participants before the end of November and touches on key issues like diagnosis, inclusion and bullying. It takes around five […]

Northampton, UK, hospital plans £45 Million specialist Autism unit

A £45 Million specialist unit for children with autism and special educational needs is planned to be built in Northampton, UK. Construction is meant to start as soon as possible at St Andrew’s Hospital, the largest medium security hospital of it’s kind in Europe. the unit plans to unite existing services from the County under […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]