About Jo Worgan

Jo Worgan is a published author, writer and blogger. She has a degree in English Literature. She writes about life with her youngest son who is on the autistic spectrum. Jo tweets (@mummyworgan) and is also a freelance columnist for the Lancaster Guardian. ‘My Life with Tom, Living With Autism‘ is her second book and a culmination of her blog posts, and available on Kindle now, along with her first book, Life on the Spectrum. The Preschool years.

The Autism Directory Charity is Swishing for Autism

On the 26th October, The Autism Directory will be holding the event, Swishing for Autism at The Little Shop of Calm, in Cowbridge, UK. What is swishing? The Autism Directory explains. ‘The concept is simple… you offer up our loved but no longer wanted fashion items and swap them for something else that takes your […]

Hearts and Minds Challenge Charity offers a wide range of Autism Services

Hearts and Minds Challenge is a charitable organisation that was set up in 2010 and is based in Manchester UK. It aims to support children with autism in the UK and also in Ireland.  Their Mission ‘is to raise the quality of life of individuals and their families affected by autism by ensuring the highest […]

Online Autism Charity Event: A Sensory Garden for Luiz

Janine Da Silva, 35, from Barrow In Furness UK was both delighted and grateful when a locally based fundraising fund, Harrisons Fund, offered to set up an appeal named ‘Luiz Garden Appeal’ to raise money for her son Luiz, 3, to have a fully landscaped sensory garden.   Harrison’s Fun Fund is a Facebook fundraising […]

Search for missing 9-year-old boy with autism continues – w/video

Davison, MI – Omarion Humphrey, a 9-year-old boy with autism who is pre verbal, went missing from the Lake Callis Recreation Complex, on  July 4. The area is surrounded by woodland, a creek and a man-made lake.  The entire area, including the lake, continues to be searched in the hope of finding Omarion. MLive.com report that Rick Freeman, Davison Township […]

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman apologises for his use of the term ‘autistic’

The news outlet, the Jewish Press reported today that in a radio interview broadcast on Voice of Israel radio, former Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, used insensitive language directed towards Prime Minister Netanyahu on the issues surrounding support for a two-state solution. He used the term “autistic” in order to describe Netanyahu’s behavior and state of mind. He […]

Epidemic of Knowledge – Film documentary by Olley Edwards explores reality of autism diagnosis for females

Epidemic of Knowledge is a short documentary film that follows the journey of mother, Olley Edward’s, 32, as she embarks upon her own autism journey of self-discovery. Along the way she also explores how autism presents itself in females. Olley is a passionate campaigner and advocate for females on the autism spectrum and is an […]

Autism Research: November 28, 2014 Week in Review

Is a missing gene the link to autism?Researchers at the University of Leeds had previously discovered that people with autism are lacking in the gene neurexin-II and had studied mice with the same condition that showed a lack of social skills. Now Dr Steven Clapcote, who published the study in  Translational Psychiatry told: “In other […]

Autism Research: November 14, 2014 Week in Review

Researchers use facial recognition study for individuals with autism Individuals on the autistic spectrum often have difficulties with recognizing and interpreting facial expressions, a new study, Impaired Perception of Facial Motion in Autism Spectrum Disorder, has found. Researchers at Brunel University looked into how 14 individuals with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), recognized facial […]

JusticeforLB Campaign launch proposed Private Members Bill

We first reported on the tragic death of Connor Sparrowhawk back in Match this year, you can read our report here. Mr Sparrowhawk, 18 who had autism and epilepsy, drowned in the bath while staying in an NHS mental health treatment unit in Oxford. He was left unsupervised and had an epileptic seizure and drowned. […]

Andrew Wakefield unable to sue in Texas for deformation

Texas – On Friday September 19, a state appeals court in Texas ruled that Andrew Wakefield, who lost his medical license in 2010 after his research on autism was discredited, is unable to sue the British publication, the British Medical Journal, for deformation in Texas. The articles concerned raised questions concerning the accuracy of the […]