About Kayla Wright

Kayla Wright is a final year Journalism Major student from The University of West Indies in Jamaica. She has a breadth of experience in all aspects of media, ranging from audio to video editing and presentation. Kayla is also learning more about journalism hands on with her work at Newstalk93.fm

Autism friendly theater play: The Lion King

Autism Daily Newscast recently reported on the increasing numbers of films that are being presented in autism friendly setting. Live theater is also taking up the challenge of offering special productions for children with special needs. If taking a small child to watch a theater play has proven to be a challenge, you can just […]

Autism in Love

We all want to fall in love. We all want to find the one, settle down, have children and be happy. This can be a challenge for those of us with average intellectual, emotional capabilities and social skills. Imagine how much harder it is for those who lack the typical skills for developing social connections. […]

Follow-up to Asperger’s Syndrome Removal from DSM-5

Last month the American Psychiatry Association (APA) published the most recently revised edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders which has been commonly referred to as the ‘bible of mental health disorders’. This latest edition revised and revamped its 18 year predecessor including changing the way the ranges of Autism were […]

Asperger’s Syndrome not part of Autism Spectrum Disorder

It is official. Next month’s publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition will not feature Asperger’s Syndrome as one of the ranges of Autism. Actually, Asperger’s, which is usually applied to those with no intellectual disability or language deficit, PDD-NOS and childhood disintegrative disorder will be incorporated into the single […]

Asperger’s Syndrome to be Removed from the Autism Spectrum

In a few months, Asperger’s Syndrome will no longer be an entry in the great big book of diagnoses or as it is more commonly referred to, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition or the DSM-5 for short. Known for decades as the premier location for researching, classifying and diagnoses of […]