Autism advocate pushes for more programs and services in the Philippines – w/video

San Francisco — A Filipino-American autism advocate based in San Francisco is pushing for more programs and services to help children with autism in the Philippines. Autism Hearts Foundation co-founder Erlinda Borromeo hopes to push for more assistance for children with ASD in the country after seeing firsthand that many cases of autism in the […]

Asian Autism providers set to merge in order to improve services for those with ASD

Singapore – Four autism service providers will be joining forces in order to establish a new network geared towards aiding those on the spectrum. The new organization was launched on April 7 in honour of World Autism Awareness Day and will be officially called Autism Network Singapore. As a result, the four providers which include […]

Malayalam star Kunchako Bobban leads walk for World Autism Day in Sharjah

Sharjah, U.A.E. — Malayalam star Kunchako Bobban led the walk to mark World Autism Day in Sharjah Corinche in the United Arab Emirates Thursday April 2. Bobban, who also represents the Al Fasht Medical Centre located in Sharjah’s Al Nahda as a goodwill ambassador, led the walkathon, “Walk a Mile for Autism“, in Sharjah Corinche […]

Autism acceptance hard to find in Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur – Families with autism are getting the cold shoulder as support for the learning difference is slow to arrive. In addition to the high cost of autism therapies (RM5,000-RM8,000 a month), some autism consultancies have been evicted from wealthy neighborhoods such as Cheras. Zoya Lleana told Malay Mail Online, “It’s not that they don’t […]

Young conductors with autism earn high marks from Cellist Matthew Barley

Hong Kong, China – Over a dozen young conductors with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) were recently provided with the opportunity to conduct a musical piece for internationally renowned cellist Matthew Barley. The 20 teens and young adults took part in two workshops that not only enabled them to participate effectively in the music making process, […]

Disabled Kept in Cages in Greece

A disturbing report from Chloe Hadjimatheou from the BBC found that Greece’s most vulnerable citizens have been subjected to dire conditions that have been made even worse due to the country’s economic difficulties. She found that federally funded centres are grossly understaffed, forcing administrators to resort to strategies many would find inhumane, including keeping individuals […]

Lack of Qualified Professionals, Services Put Children with Autism in China at Risk

The number of children being diagnosed with autism is rising around the world, and China is no exception. According to a report released by the Autism Research Center under the Chinese Society of Education, there are over 10 million individuals with autism in China. Of these, two billion are likely to be children. The potential […]

Celeb doctor, Lula Kamal helps to raise autism awareness

Jakarta – 44-year-old professional doctor turned celebrity Lula Kamal is actively trying to change Indonesian attitudes towards people with autism. She is known throughout Indonesia as a soap opera actress and film, as well as a presenter on a number of TV shows and radio programs. Kamal, whosevarious  appearances has made her a celebrity, was quoted on the infotainment […]

Singaporean mother charged with murdering her autistic son

Singapore – 42-year-old Koh Sook Hoon was charged Monday with killing her 7-year-old son with autism. According to local media and officials the body was found at the end of their high-rise public housing block. The boy had lived with his parents, grandparents, and 12-year-old brother on the ninth floor of said high-rise for over […]

Specialized education for autistic children not available in Vietnam and abuse a reality with video

Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam has no public schools or programs dedicated to teaching autistic children. Private facilities have been a concern. This concern was brought front and center again after a reporter from Thanh Nien went undercover for two weeks at the Anh Voung Special Primary School. His use of a hidden camera […]